James "Jim"'s Story
James "Jim" Michael Shuty Sr. passed away peacefully, with his loving wife by his side, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in their Farrell residence. He was 75.
Jim was born in Sewickley, Pa., on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, 1941, the youngest son of Anna (Kropf) and Andrew E. Shuty. He grew up in McKees Rocks, Pa., and graduated from North Allegheny High School. He attended the University of South Dakota on a baseball scholarship and received a bachelor of science degree from Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pa.
Jim was the owner-operator of two surveying companies: Shuty Surveyors and Associates, Allegheny County, Pa., and Northern Surveyors, Butler County, Pa. Shuty Surveyors' numerous projects included bridges, interstate highway construction, UPMC hospitals, power plants, Greater Pittsburgh Airport construction, and the coal industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. However, the main thrust of his company was subdivision and land development.
While Jim lived in Slippery Rock, he devoted his time to the baseball programs as coach and manager, and he was on the board of directors of the mini-midget football program. He always enjoyed Pittsburgh professional sports teams.
His passion, next to his wife Janice, was the outdoors hunting, fishing, admiring wildflowers, and identifying wildlife. Jim and Janice have lived on Virginia's Eastern Shore for the last 15 years where he continued his pursuit of hunting and fishing. He was quite successful in flounder fishing, winning numerous tournaments, and, at the age of 72, got the largest deer of his 60-year hunting career. He loved the Eastern Shore, calling the people the friendliest he had ever met.
In Jim's words he had a great life.
Besides his parents, preceding him in death were his first wife, the former Eleanor Tilp; and his brothers Richard and Ed.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, the former Janice Bindas Morgenstern, and the children and grandchildren they shared: James, Katie, Ben and Clarissa Shuty; Jeff and Kara Shuty, all of Slippery Rock; Jason, Lindsey and Eleanor Shuty, Columbia, S.C.; Jason, Beth and Sadie Morgenstern, Camp Hill, Pa.; and Chris, Christy, Rachel and Ryder Morgenstern, Dillsburg, Pa. Jim was well loved and will be greatly missed.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org)
James "Jim" Michael Sr., 75, of Farrell.
Calling hours: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday (11-18-17) at the SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 421 New Castle St., Slippery Rock.
Services: Service of remembrance at noon Saturday in the funeral home, led by Pastor Bob Mathias.
Published on November 12, 2017