James L. Hollis


James L. Hollis, 68, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, August 26, 2021, at Penn Highlands DuBois.

He was born January 25, 1953, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Helen O. (Yoder) and John L. Hollis.

On September 8, 1984, he married Cheryl L. (Means) Hollis, who survives.

James was a graduate of the Punxsutawney High School Class of 1970 and went on to further his education at a technical school in Pittsburgh.

He served in the United States Air Force from 1972 to 1976.

James enjoyed planting trees, making jewelry, bird watching, gold prospecting and working on equipment.

He previously worked as an equipment operator for P&N Coal Company and Castle Gas in Indiana.

In addition to his wife Cheryl, surviving relatives include two children, son Labyn Hollis and wife Kayla of Big Run and daughter Karah Hollis of Oak Creek, WI; five siblings, John Hollis and wife Ruth Anne of Johnstown, Tim Hollis and wife Jeanice of Panama City, FL, Dave Hollis and wife Memorye of Punxsutawney, Amy Taladay and husband Matt of Punxsutawney and Molly Hollis of Punxsutawney; father and mother-in-law Robert M. Means and wife Janice of Valier; sisters-in-law Rhonda Swan and husband Doug of Richland, PA, and Jen Kopnitsky and husband Scott of Valier; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Peggy Neal and Sara Edge.

Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

A memorial service will be held immediately following visitation beginning at 7 p.m. with Pastor Doug Wolfe officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made, in memory of Mr. Hollis, to the Cross Town Food Pantry, 201 Woodland Avenue, Punxsutawney, PA 15767.

Online condolences may be made at www.deeleyfuneralhome.com.


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