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James M. "Jim" Sorg | 78

May 13, 1943 - April 20, 2022

James M. “Jim” Sorg, 78, of 108 Rosebach Road, St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at Penn Highlands Elk, after a brief illness.

He was born May 13, 1943, in St. Marys, son of the late Clifford A. and Louise Ehrensberger Sorg. Jim was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1961, and of St. Vincent College, Class of 1965. He was employed at Keystone Powdered Metal Company where he was a Process Engineer for over 32 years and retired as a Product Engineer from GKN Sinter Metals in Emporium in 2005.

On October 21, 1972, in the Holy Cross Church in Brandy Camp, Jim married Darlene M. Martini, who survives.

He is also survived by his son, Jim Jr. of St. Marys; his daughter, Jennifer (Brian) Rodman of Olean, NY; his grandsons, Andy Rodman of St. Marys and Josh Rodman of Olean, NY; his great-granddaughter, Ellie Mae Rodman of St. Marys; his brother, Gerry (Marlene) Sorg of St. Marys; and by his sister, Pat Sprague of St. Marys.

Jim enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and spending time at his camp in Birch Valley. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and stocking fish. He and his buddies, Bob and Leo, hunted and fished together for over 50 years. Jim was a life member of the NRA, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and was a 60+ year member of the St. Marys Sportsmen’s Club.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Monday, April 25, 2022, at 10:00 AM with the Rev. Jeffery Noble, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA 15857.

Events

Visitation

No Visitation

Funeral Service

April 25, 2022
10:00 am
Queen of the World Church

Final Resting Place

April 25, 2022
11:00 am
St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery

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4 Comments

  1. Darlene and Family –
    Jim was a high school classmate with whom I spent quite a bit of time. His jovial nature and infectious laugh are remembered with a good deal of clarity. After high school we drifted apart, both going to different colleges and then my moving away from Saint Marys. Over the years we probably met up only a few times – once at a class reunion and then perhaps a couple of more chance encounters during my visits with family in Saint Marys. He is fondly remembered and, I am sure, missed by his family. God rest his soul.

  2. To Darlene and Jim Jr, I haven’t seen Jimmy since HS. Some of my best experiences were playing Knothole and playing at each other’s houses growing up, and skipping school our Senior year. Jim Sr was an amazing beautiful soul. They treated me like a member of the family every time Jimmy got together. My deepest thoughts and prayers are with him and his family through this difficult time. Please give Jimmy my best and my thoughts are with him Darlene. I’m so sorry for your loss please let my family know if you need anything.

  3. I worked for Jim as a summer intern in 1979. This marked the beginning of a 40+ year friendship that will always be centered in my heart.

    Of the many things that I learned and did with Jim, the turkey head project is my all time favorite.

    With Jim….you always knew where you stood. This is a top quality in a person.

    God bless his loving family…he was and always will be Jumbo Jim.

  4. To Darlene and family, Gerry, and Pat:
    So sorry to hear that Jim passed. I remember him at so many of our family occasions and celebrations that we shared as cousins.
    His laugh was always heard at our parties and visits.
    I’ll miss him and think of him often.
    Carolyn

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