James N. Umbaugh

July 18, 1940 ~ February 22, 2022 (age 81)


James N. Umbaugh, 81, of Punxsutawney, passed away February 22, 2022 at Mulberry Square.

He was born on July 18, 1940 in Rossiter the son of the late Wilbert “Shine” Umbaugh and Janet (Schrecengost) Umbaugh. On August 29, 1959 at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church he married Emma (Pifer) Umbaugh, who preceded him in death in December 2020.

James worked for DG Mock, he went on to be the owner of Umbaugh Sales and Service for 37 years and retired in 2008.

He was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church and a former member of the Rossiter Legion post 582, Rossiter Sportsmen Club, Punxsutawney Saddle Club and the Gateway 4H.

James enjoyed his yearly fishing trips to Canada. He also enjoyed trips to casinos in Atlantic City with his wife and their son-in-laws parents who were like a second family to them. James was an avid outdoorsman- he enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. When he belonged to the sportsmen’s club he would always participate in the annual Turkey Shoot.

In his later years he enjoyed watching all of the old-time western movies on the History and Discovery Channel if they were in black and white it made the movie even better.

James was always collecting things from coins to antique cars. But above all James was a family man, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a huge supporter of the Punxsy Little League, even after his grandchildren were no longer playing ball, he and his wife still attended games and listened to local football games faithfully.

He will be remembered for his kind heart and always being willing to lend a helping hand to others.

James is survived by his daughter, Patricia Lellock and her husband Jerry of Rossiter; two grandchildren: Amber Soller and her husband Tanner of Bulter and Dakota Lellock of Rossiter; two great grandchildren: Molly and Jonah Soller of Butler; five sisters: Irene Smith, Dorothy Hunt, Katherine Means, Linda Umbaugh and Jane Wulfert; and two brothers: William Umbaugh and Robert Umbaugh.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by four siblings: Frances Rimer, Grace Frederick, Betty Umbaugh and an infant sister Alice M. Umbaugh.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Burial will be in Pearce Cemetery.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.

Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Umbaugh’s memory to Rossiter Volunteer Fire: Po Box 258 Rossiter, PA 15772 or Juvenile Diabetes Research Western PA Chapter: Suite 607 501 Martindale Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

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