NILES - James Arthur Rich, 76, passed away peacefully at 9:07 a.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014, at the Marliere Care Center in New Port Ritchey, Fla., of a short illness.
He was born Feb. 5, 1938, in Niles, the son of Arthur and Mary Chance Rich.
A 1956 graduate of Niles McKinley High School, he honorably served in the United States Army Reserves.
After 45 years of service, he retired in 1991 as the branch manager of City Financial.
He enjoyed golfing and family activities, especially spending winter months in Florida with his wife.
Jim is survived by his wife, Judy L. (Jennings) Rich, whom he married on April 16, 1960; two sons, John D. Rich and Kathy Durig of Mineral Ridge, Jason M. (Darcie) Rich of Homeworth; seven grandchildren; two great-grandsons; a brother, Joseph (Carol) Rich of Niles; and a sister, Shirley (Edward) Delon of McDonald.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Jeffery J. Rich, who died on Oct. 15, 2002.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home.
Service of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Rev. John-Michael Lavelle of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church will officiate.
Burial will be in Niles City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley.
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