James R. "Jim" Steinbiser, 69, of 938 Hickory Road, St. Marys, died at his home on Friday, May 11, 2018 following complications of Mutiple Myeloma due to Agent Orange.
He was born on December 22, 1948, in St. Marys, a son of the late James and Jane Gardner Steinbiser. Jim was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of St. Marys Area High School. He served in the US Army in Vietnam during the Vietnam War from 1968-1971.
On July 2, 1976 in St. John's Lutheran Church in Johnsonburg, he married Catherine Spencer Steinbiser, who survives.
Jim was the former owner and operator of Area Lubrication. He was a dedicated veteran who served as the Commander of the Dagus Mines Legion, Post 511 and Past President and current Treasurer of the Vietnam Veterans, Chapter 720. He had also served on the Fox Township Burial Detail. He was a proud board member and past volunteer for the Elk County Rides 4 Vets. He enjoyed playing softball in his younger years and was a PIAA umpire and had managed the Tamburlin Coal Softball Team. One of his greatest passions was the Project Gifts for Kids, which he greatly enjoyed volunteering for and helping with.
In addition to his beloved wife of nearly 42 years, Catherine Spencer Steinbiser, Jim is survived by a sister and by a very special niece, Kristin Swasta of St. Marys.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister and by a brother-in-law, Bob Cole.
A Mass of Christian Burial for James R. Steinbiser will be celebrated on Monday, May 14, 2018, at 10:00 AM at St. Boniface Church, Main Street, Kersey, PA 15846 with Rev. Ross Miceli officiating.
Military Honors will be accorded by the Fox Township Burial Detail.
The family will receive friends at the St. Boniface Church on Monday from 9:00 am until the time of the service.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Dagus Mines Legion Post 511, the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 720, or to the Community Nurses Hospice.
Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be made to the family at www.lynchgreenfuneralhome.com