C. James Ignaczak, 77, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at his home. He was born February 14, 1943 in McKeesport, a son of the late Chester and Elizabeth (Zofchak) Ignaczak. Prior to his retirement, Jim was a tool and die maker for National Carbide with 40 years of service and later delivered flowers for Belaks Flowers, Irwin. He was a veteran of the US Navy where he served on the USS Stormes, and was a member of Circleville United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of 55 and a half years, Marsha Doring Ignaczak; daughters, Alaina Marie (Ignaczak) Jacobs and her husband, John and Cindy Lee Ignaczak; grandson, Anthony Johnston and his wife, Stacy; great-granddaughter and the love of his life, Molly Johnston; his best buddy and dog, Curley who passed on. Jim was also member of CUMC where in the past was on the board of trustee committee for 10 years, and a Westmoreland umpire.
He loved the sport of softball, where he accelerated, won six world championships, played on the Senior Olympics where they won the Gold medal. He won MVP for his pitching that won the world championship in Las Vegas. He won the sought after Mr. Pitch Award in Ohio and was one of the best pitchers in the 55-60 year old Penn Hills Travel League. He was loved by one and all and will be truly missed by everyone. Services are private. Donations may be made to the Ignaczak family. Arrangements were made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
Originally published May 13, 2020.