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James E. Ealy

February 19, 1933 ~ June 2, 2020 (age 87)


James E. Ealy, 87 of Butler passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Hospice.

Born February 19, 1933 in Butler, PA, he was the son of the late William and Birdie Bowser Ealy.

Jim was an US Army veteran of the Korean War, serving as a medic. He retired in 1995 from Allegheny Ludlum, Brackenridge, where he worked in the melting and rolling departments. Jim enjoyed setting up at the Clearview flea market and golfing with his son Jimmy and grandson Chuck. He loved watching WWF, camping, hunting and spending time with his grandchildren. He eloped with Joan Peters on June 30, 1953. They renewed their vows in 1978 and celebrated 25 years with Frank Smiglewski officiating.

Surviving are his loving daughters, Wanda (Frank) Smiglewski of Butler and Frances Chaffee of Cocoa, FL, 9 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, and sisters, Rosella Berendt of Tory, NC and Shirley Wood of Live Oak, FL.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Joan G. Ealy, his son, James L. Ealy, and brothers, Billy, Bob and Dale Ealy.

Visitation and services will be private.

Interment will follow in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights.

Memorial donations may be made to the Good Samaritan Hospice, 134 Marwood Road, Cabot. PA 16023.

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