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James R. "Jim" Herwick

October 24, 1948 — April 4, 2013

James R. "Jim" Herwick, 64 of Latrobe died April 4, 2013 peacefully in his home surrounded by family. He was born October 24, 1948 in Connellsville, PA. He was the beloved husband of Deborah Farrow Herwick, father of Lynn (Adam) Cochran of Latrobe and Kelly (Chris) Miller of Latrobe, grandfather to Chad Cochran, Shelby Fry, Nathan Cochran, Andrew Fry, Harley Cochran, Sean Cochran, Sara Fry, and brother to Gerda Provins of New Kensington. He is the son-in-law to Ruth Farrow, brother-in-law of Nancy and Jack Stewart and Tom and Gloria Farrow. James was preceded in death by his parents, James E. and Dorothy (Remaley) Herwick, and father-in-law, Everett Farrow. He was a member of the Latrobe United Methodist Church, where he served as Lay Leader, Trustee Chair, assisted with the Church's Youth Programs and organized a Community Christian Dodge Ball and Basketball program. He also served as President of the West Point Little League for many years. Before his death he was employed as a Materials Manager for Breeze Industries and the Walworth Company. James touched many people's lives with his faith in Christ, his dry sense of humor and his love of life. His family and friends were his life and enjoyed many special moments with all of them. He was a graduate of Connellsville High School class of 1966 and went onto receive his degree from West Virginia University. Jim was a great fan of his Alma Mater, West Virginia University, and over the years attended as many sporting events. Friends will be received Monday, April 8, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Frederick Funeral Home, Inc. 1543 Ligonier Street, Latrobe, PA 15650 where a funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM with the Rev. David J. Henderson and Rev. Paul Wise officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Excela Health Hospice, 134 Industrial Park Road, Suite 2000, Greensburg, PA, 15601 or the Latrobe United Methodist Church, 440 Main St, Latrobe, PA15650. The family wishes to express a sincere and heartfelt thank you to friends, Sue Klingensmith and Amy Shultz for their loving and caring assistance each and every day. The family would also like to thank our extended relatives, dearest friends and our loving, caring church family for their prayers and support. To send condolences, please visit www.FrederickFuneralHome.com.

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