James A. Breining
James A. Breining, 87, a lifelong resident of Pine Creek Valley, passed from this life suddenly on February 8, 2021 in Fort Myers, FL. He was a son of John I. and Hazel V. (Kennedy) Breining. He was born in Williamsport, PA on December 20, 1933. He was a graduate of Jersey Shore High School class of 1952.
After graduation, Jim was employed several years at Avco Lycoming before starting his career at Piper Aircraft Corp. After Piper left Lock Haven, he worked as a sawyer at a local sawmill and ended his working career at Alcan Cable, retiring in 1997. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, gardening, traveling, bowling, shuffleboard and family gatherings. Jim was a faithful member of Garman Lutheran Church of Jersey Shore and attended services at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Labelle, FL during his winter months in Florida. He was a devoted family man and was proud of their accomplishments.
Jim is survived by his wife of 65 years, the former Fairy Jean Bickel from Woolrich; two daughters and three sons, Sherry (Glen) Hilsinger of Emerald Isle, NC and Julie (John) Mekosh of Clayton, NC, James (Debora) of Jersey Shore, John (Susan) of Saint Ignatius MT, and Joey (Lorraine) of Westminster, MD; 14 grandchildren; as well as nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters, Hazel (Zane) Spong of Avis, Janice (Gerald) Booher of Shirleysburg, PA. and Marcia Phillips of Phoenix, AZ.
He was predeceased by his parents; three brothers, Harold, Melvin and Vance; as well as a sister, Betty Zarr.
Jim will be sadly missed by all his family members and neighbors at Whisper Creek RV Park in Labelle, Florida.
The family is planning a memorial service and life celebration later this year.
Memorial contributions in Jim’s name may be made to: Garman Lutheran Church, PO Box 70, Jersey Shore, PA 17740.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.