WEST MIDDLESEX, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – James G. “Jim” Laird, 75, formerly of West Middlesex, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, October 16, 2019, in Nugent’s CCRC, Hermitage.
Mr. Laird was born April 16, 1944, in Sharon, a son of Gilbert G. “Jake” and Evelyn Mae (Thompson) Laird.
He attended West Middlesex Elementary School, where he participated in the Boy Scouts and later graduated from what is now The ARC of Mercer County School in Hermitage.
Jim worked as custodian at the former Malleable Steel Mill and The Herald, both in Sharon. He also worked in the same capacity at West Middlesex Schools and the Pennsylvania Blind Association, Farrell.
Jim was a member of Lebanon Presbyterian Church, Mercer and belonged to the church bowling league for many years.
An avid Pittsburgh sports fan, he enjoyed watching the games on television. He also loved spending time with his nieces and nephews.
Surviving are two sisters, Denise (Jeffery) Moore and Dianna (Roger) Kilgore, all of Hermitage; five nieces, three great-nieces and four great-nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial donations may be directed to Lebanon Presbyterian Church, 2090 Mercer-West Middlesex Road, Mercer, PA 16137.
Calling hours will be 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon, Monday, October 21, 2019 in Lebanon Presbyterian Church. Funeral service will be immediately follow at Noon, in the church, with Assistant Pastor, Tom Wilson and Pastor, August Hurst, co-officiating.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Interment will be in America’s Cemetery, Hermitage.