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James Anthony Coville
June 23, 1930 ~ December 31, 2020 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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James Anthony “Kitty” Coville age 90 of Uniontown, Pa passed away Thursday December 31, 2020 at home with his loving family by his side. He was born June 23, 1930 in Brownfield, Pa. He is the son of the late William Coville and Elvira (Palotta) Coville.
After the passing of his mother, James, as a young boy was raised by his older siblings. Although he had no high school education, that did not stop him from fulfilling his dreams and supporting his family. Through the gifts of god, and the experience of trial and error, he was a source of good advice and knowledge. Many would come to him for guidance and help.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 45 years Gloria Janet (Wilhelm) Coville, siblings Dominic W. Coville, Joann Malik (Bob), and Rock Coville (Norma) and nephew Travis. Brothers by marriage Carl Paroda, Lou Amandola, and nephew Kenneth Paroda.
Loving Father to two daughters Monica Lynn (Bernie Shimshock), Jimmi Kay Coville Shaffer both of Uniontown, Pa. Grandfather to one grandson James. Also surviving are two precious sisters Ada Amandola of Uniontown, Pa and Sarah Jane Hanzely (Joe) of Aurora, OH.
James was a member of St. Therese R.C. Church he was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Amvets Post #103 in Hopwood and VFW and American Legion Post #342 in Smithfield, Pa.
James was known by many as the owner of Kit Kat Video Shack. He was the owner of L & K Tools and several Antique stores in his lifetime. He also was in the excavating business and was an instructor for Penn State Extension in heavy equipment operation. He was also a sub-contractor for PennDot as a heavy equipment operator for seasonal snow removal. James worked for Rae’s Superette as a butcher and later was employed by USDA as a Federal Meat Inspector. He also owned and operated the Rainbow Tavern in the late 50’s. In his earlier days he owned the Daisy Lane go cart track, an archery range, Harriet’s Candy Company and The Brownfield Company Store.
James enjoyed going to flea markets, casino’s, and cruise vacations with his family.
The support and love shared with his family including sister by marriage, Ellen and brother by marriage, Joe; nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends made his life full. Every year, Kitty hosted a celebration party inviting all he knew.
In lieu of flowers the family would like to place a memorial bench along the Hutchinson Park Walking Trail. Donations can be sent to Monica Lynn Coville, 419 Hopwood, Fairchance Rd Uniontown, Pa 15401. God Bless.
All services are private for the family and under the direction by THE DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME HOPWOOD, PA.