James "Jimbo" Ferencz

Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | February 07, 2021

James “Jimbo” Ferencz, age 82, of Penn Hills, formerly of West Mifflin, passed away on February 6, 2021 at Forbes Hospital. Born in Duquesne on January 22, 1939, he was the son of the late Joseph and Ella (Vranesevich) Ferencz. Jimbo was a retired Motor Inspector for U.S. Steel and the Bettis Atomic Plant, a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church and was the Vice President of Local #1256. He enjoyed bowling, horseshoes and fishing and was the manager of the Flames softball team. He was very strong in his faith, leading bible studies and was a member of the Ephesians prayer group at Holy Name Church where he was also an usher and a Eucharistic Minister. He was a past president of Riverview Homes Association, a West Mifflin Democratic Committeeman and held an annual picnic for Dorothy Mill workers from 1984-2020. He proudly served his country in the Navy. He was the beloved husband of 59 years to Audrey (August) Ferencz; father of Robbie Ferencz of St. Petersburg, FL, Gregory (Judy) Ferencz of Penn Hills, Kevin (Amanda) Ferencz of Statesville, NC; grandfather of Jesse Ferencz, Jessica Ferencz, Krystal Ferencz, Jessica Johnson and Jessica (Nick) Thornton; great grandfather of Makayla Mullins, Kenzie Tse, Kalee Thornton, Violet Thornton, Evelyn Thornton and Noah James Ferencz; brother of Richard (Elsie) Ferencz of West Mifflin, Eileen (late Wayne) Grooms of West Mifflin, Joanne (Andy) Cerpani of West Mifflin and late Raymond (late Donna) Moss; many nieces and nephews. Memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERALHOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILIAM B. SCHLEIFER-SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER-FUNERAL DIRECTOR. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Name Church on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Everyone please meet at Church. Military Honors will be accorded after the Mass. Private burial will be held in Holy Name Cemetery. All PA Covid-19 precautions will be in place at the funeral home and at church and visitors must wear a mask.

Originally published February 07, 2021.

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