James W. Conrad

1610214_profile_pic[1]James W. Conrad, 88, Smicksburg, died Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at St. Andrew’s Village in Indiana, PA.

He was born March 19, 1927, at Good Hill, East Mahoning Township, son of the late Fred and Alta (Aul) Conrad.

He married the woman of his life, Helen D. (Elkin) Conrad on March 20, 1948. She preceded him in death on February 18, 2015.

He was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church in Smicksburg, PA. He was a Spiritual Leader. He taught the Words of God and Jesus Christ from the “Holy Bible” to Sunday School Classes for over sixty years.

He was a gunsmith, a school bus driver for Punxsutawney School District for forty four years, and a farmer. He loved God’s creations, fields, forests, land, and animals. He knew by the grace of God he was greatly blessed with a wonderful wife, a righteous loving caring family, and many many friends near and far.

Surviving relatives include four children, a son Larry J. Conrad and wife Karen of Smicksburg, Sandra Alabran and husband Glen of Smicksburg, Margaret “Peggy” Repine and husband Thom of Treasure Lake, and Drinda White and husband Dennis of Smicksburg; an adopted daughter Karen Ann Hendershott of Smicksburg; six grandchildren, Josh Conrad and wife Emily, Michele Ojo-Ade and husband Ade, Tammy Bowers and husband Jeff, Robby Alabran and Marina Bolinger and her son Augie, Joanna Black and husband Scott, and Justin White and wife Kiniesha; two step-grandchildren, Thom Repine and Heidi McGeary; seven great-grandchildren, Owen, Miles, and Henry Conrad, Remi Ojo-Ade, Jace and Ja’vion White, and Kylie Bowers; and two step great-grandchildren, Amber and Wyatt McGeary.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a God-Father, Raul Mottarn.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, June 19, 2015, at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 20, 2015, at the Salem Lutheran Church in Smicksburg with Reverend Jean Caudill and Reverend Maureen Seifried officiating.

Interment will be in Smicksburg Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew’s Village, 1155 Indian Springs Road, Indiana, PA 15701.

Online condolences can be made at Deeley Funeral Home.

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