James R. Schell

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James R. Schell

James R. Schell of Hazelcroft Avenue, New Castle, died surrounded by loved ones. at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018.
He was 82 years old.
He was born in New Castle on Nov. 10, 1935, to the late James H. and Ruth E. Mack Schell.
He married Phoebe Rodgers on Oct. 8, 1955, and she survives at the residence.
Survivors include his four children, Roger (Beth) Schell of New Castle, Susan Shearer of New Wilmington, Gregory (Connie) Schell of New Wilmington and Bradley Schell of New Castle; one brother, Charles Schell; three sisters, Ruth "Doll" Beck, Marilyn McCallister and Dorothy Heath; seven grandchildren, Stephen Mitchell, April Calton, Lauri Buly, Jaime Ofalt, Danielle Shearer, Megan and Selina Schell; and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Larry Shearer.
Jim was a member of New Life Baptist Church and was employed by Pennsylvania Railroad and Penn Central then Conrail Railroads. He also worked for Campbell's Lumber and Cement of New Wilmington.
Jim served his country in the National Guard.
Jim was a fan of local and NASCAR racing and enjoyed spending time with family and socializing with friends at local coffee shops. He enjoyed camping.
Memorials may be given to the church in his memory.

James R., 82, of Hazelcroft Avenue, New Castle
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday (8-10-18) at THE SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 310 W. Neshannock Ave., New Wilmington.
Service: Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday (3-11-18) at the New Life Baptist Church, with the Rev. Warren Sullivan of New Life Baptist Church officiating.
Interment will follow at Fair Oaks Cemetery, New Wilmington.
Published on August 8, 2018
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