James R. Stanton 1944-2018

TRANSFER, Pa. — James R. “Jimmy” Stanton, 74, of Transfer, Pa., passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at UPMC Jamison Hospital in New Castle, Pa.

Born March 21, 1944, in Sharon, Pa., he was the son of the late James L. and Peggy Lou Hunter Stanton Zeronas.

He married the former Sharron Tillery on June 10, 1972, and she survives at home.

Jimmy graduated from Sharon High School in 1962 and served in the U.S. Navy during both Vietnam and the Cuban Missle Crisis. He was in the Seabees division and was in charge of a Mobile Construction Battalion Unit. Upon his discharge from the service, he owned and operated Jim’s Sunoco Station in Sharon from 1966 to 1968 and then went to work for Packard Electric as a service technician for 36 years until his retirement in 2004.

Jimmy loved going fishing with his brothers-in-law on Lake Erie. He also enjoyed wood working, tinkering with his old truck and car and playing with his dog, Nittany, but most of all, spending time with his grandchildren, Rylie and Eric. He was a member of both the Reynolds VFW and the NRA and attended Central Community Church in Transfer.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Brian James Stanton and his fiancee, Carolyn Wansack of Transfer; a brother, Anthony B. (Susan) Zeronas II of Transfer; and two grandchildren, Rylie and Eric Stanton.

He was preceded in death by two sisters , Mandy Andres and an infant sister, Annie; and his stepfather, Anthony B. Zeronas I.

Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at the Harold W. Stevenson Funeral Home LLC, 264 E. State St., Sharon, Pa. 16146. A funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Bill Brownlee officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Full military honors will be performed by the Reynolds VFW Honor Guard.

Online condolences can be offered by visiting stevensonfuneralhome.net

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