James R. Saal Sr.
James R. Saal Sr., 83, of Maple Ave., Hempfield Township, Greenville, passed away Tuesday afternoon Oct. 22, 2019, in Sharon Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Greenville on Aug. 1, 1936, to Ralph F. and Vesta (Essinger) Saal.
Jim was a 1954 graduate of Penn High School, served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1954 to 1956 and graduated from the Shenango Valley Business School in 1958.
He was employed by Pennsylvania Power Co. for 30 years, retiring in 1994 as the manager of the Meter Reading Department for Mercer County.
In addition, Jim worked from 1998 to 2018 as a part-time funeral associate for Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Greenville.
As a lifelong member of Zion's Reformed United Church of Christ, Greenville, he served as a deacon, elder and was a member of the Church Consistory Council.
As a 32nd Degree Mason, he was a member of F&AM Eureka Lodge 290, Scottish Rite New Castle Consistory, Mercer County Shrine Club and Zem Zem Temple of the Shrine, Erie.
Jim was a life member of B.P.O.E 145, Greenville, where he was a longtime pin setter on Friday mornings for local special needs students. He was also a member of Greenville VFW Post 3374 and the Italian Home Club.
Jim, affectionately known as "Pa" to more than just his grandchildren, will be sadly missed.
On Nov. 27, 1959, he married the former Carol A. Frohlich, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, James R. Saal Jr. and his wife Sue of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jeffrey Saal and his wife Susan of Beaver; and three grandchildren, Austin Saal, Kelly Saal and Olivia Saal.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Edward Saal.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Zion's Reformed United Church of Christ, 260 Main St., Greenville, PA 16125 or to Adventure Amputee Camp c/o Phyllis Frohlich, 1320 Daffodil Place No. 4, Dunedin, FL 34698.

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James R. Sr., 83, of Maple Avenue, Hempfield Township, Greenville.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday (10-27-19) in LOUTZENHISER-JORDAN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville. BPOE 145 will conduct an Elks service at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Visitors are also welcome to sign the online guestbook and view a video tribute at www.loutzenhiserfuneralhome.com.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Tuesday (10-28-19) in Zion's Reformed United Church of Christ, Greenville, with the Rev. June Boutwell, pastor, officiating. Greenville VFW Post 3374 will render military honors at the conclusion of the service.
Inurnment: In the columbarium of Zion's Reformed U.C.C.
Published on October 23, 2019

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