James “Jim” David Hagerty, age 61, of Vanderbilt, PA passed away suddenly on Friday, February 16, 2018, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born on June 8, 1956, in Homestead, PA a son of Harold Frank and Mildred Louise (Davis) Hagerty.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Pamela Hagerty.
Jim was a steelworker of 25 years and prior, a mine worker of 15 years. Jim was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Perryopolis, PA. Being a member of St. John’s not only meant that he went to Mass every Sunday, but he was very involved in all of the Church’s activities. The congregation knew that if it involved the Church, Jim was sure to be there. He enjoyed being a mechanic at his garage and repairing everyone’s vehicle and equipment. He loved having his farm and worked there every day. Jim was also known for his sense of humor, and pranks that he would play on everyone.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Darla (Darnell) Hagerty and the following children: James Hagerty II and wife, Brandi, of McKees Rocks; Elizabeth McGarry and husband, Michael of Hazle Twp., PA, Christina Hagerty and fiancée Brandon Bartolomucci of Canal Winchester, Ohio, Anna Hagerty and fiancée Grant Gatalica of Uniontown, PA; sister, Nancy Mills and husband, Bill; brother Timothy Hagerty and wife, Jacqueline; nieces and nephews; his faithful canine companion “Itchy”; and many beloved friends.
Jim’s family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM in the Blair-Lowther Funeral Home, 305 Rear Independence Street, Perryopolis, PA, where Prayers of Transfer will be held on Wednesday, February 21 at 9:30 AM followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Perryopolis at 10:00 AM, with Father Anthony Ditto as celebrant.
Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Perryopolis, PA.
Members of St John the Baptist R. C. Church will pray the Rosary Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 PM in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to St John the Baptist R. C. Church, Perryopolis, PA.