James Robert “West Virginia Jim” Pusey Sr.

Alfieri Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | September 19, 2020

James Robert “West Virginia Jim” Pusey Sr. died Friday, September 18, 2020.

Jim was a lifelong member of West Wilmerding Fire Dept, Station 211, a proud Veteran of the United States Army, and a member of the Sub Alpine Society in Turtle Creek. He was an avid lover of Jeeps, Nascar, his home State of West Virginia and the Mountaineers. Above all, Jim loved his kids and grandkids.

Jim is survived by Sherry Russell, his loving girlfriend of 21 years. Beloved father of Melvin (Desiree) Saula, Michele (Mike) Brancato, JR (Lindsay) Pusey, Merle “Bud” (Amy) Pusey. Adoring grandfather of Alyssa Saula, Alyza Pusey, Marie Brancato, Tessa Pusey, Santino Hartford, Maddy Machtley and Brianna Hartford, great grandfather of Cora Smith and Mason James Giglio. He is also survived by his brother, Sam (BJ) Pusey, Tim Pusey, Mike (Naomi) Pusey, Mark (April) Pusey; sisters, Tina (Larry) Windon, Susan Reed, Tammy Evans, the mother of his children, Kathleen (nee Saula) Hynes, many nieces and nephews and many friends.

Jim was preceded in passing by his parents, Merle “Bud” and Anna Francis (Loudermilk) Pusey, and siblings Brian Pusey, Gretchen Pusey and Cathy Ann Massie.

Family and friends are welcome in the Alfieri Funeral Home, Inc, 201 Marguerite Ave, Wilmerding, Pa, 15148, 412-824-4332, on Monday from 2pm to 8pm. Military Honors and Fireman’s Service will conducted at 6pm outside.  Due to the current health restrictions, there is a limit of 25 in the funeral home at a time and masks will be required. Graveside service will be held in Frankford West Virginia on Wednesday, September 23. Jim will be laid to rest in his family plot in his home state of West Virginia. Please visit us at for online condolences.

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Originally published September 19, 2020.

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