James H. Shearer, 90, of Allegheny Township, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Quality Life Services in Washington Township.
A son of the late Howard L. Shearer and Anna E. (Tench) Shearer, he was born on July 28, 1929 in Leechburg, PA.
James was a 1948 graduate of Leechburg Area High School and a veteran having served in the U.S. Army. He had been employed by Allegheny Ludlum Steel in Bagdad as a slitter operator for 40 years before retirement in 1991. He was a member of Christ the King Parish in Gilpin Township and the former St. Catherine R.C. Church in Leechburg. As an avid woodworker, James liked building a variety of things. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and drawing.
Survivors include his son, Keith Shearer (Bonnie) of Lewisville, TX; his daughter, Karen Golembiesky (Charles) of Allegheny Township; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Howard “Barney” Shearer (Mary) of Allegheny Township; a sister, Barbara Malcolm of Natrona Heights; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary C. (Rudari) Shearer in August 2015; and a brother, Jack Shearer.
Friends will be welcomed by his family on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051). A Blessing Service will immediately follow at 12:30 p.m., at the funeral home, with Rev. James H. Loew, O.S.B. officiating. Entombment following at Greenwood Mausoleum, 104 Melwood Rd., Lower Burrell.
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