Obituary for James Blaine Willison Jr.
James Blaine Willison, Jr.
James, 85, of Edgewater, FL, formerly of McDonald, South Fayette Twp. died Wednesday, November 29, 2017.
He was born January 10, 1932, in Chesterfield, VA to the late James B. Willison, Sr. and Edna Dunlap Willison.
Blaine retired from J&L Steel after 30 years of service. He then drove school bus for South Fayette Township for 14 years.
While living in Florida, he was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church and had a great devotion to the Blessed Mother. He was a down to earth, multi-talented, hardworking, family oriented husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
Blaine is survived by his wife of 66 years, Margaret “Peggy Jean” McCaffrey Willison; children, Margaret “Peggy Ann” (Archie) Willison Strimel of Bridgeville, James “Jim” (Rodyne) Willison III of McDonald, Robert “Bob” Willison of Adamsville, Timothy “Tim” Willison of Bridgeville, Mary “(Don) Willison Hultberg of White Oak, Kathleen “Kate” Willison Vicente of Philadelphia, Francis Willison of Bridgeville and one sister, Darlene (Ray) Ronchetti of Wisconsin. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Blaine was preceded in death by two sisters, Grace Stolash and Jean Hughes.
Friends will be received Thursday 6-8 p.m. and Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Thomas-Little Funeral Service, Inc., 314 W. Lincoln Avenue, McDonald. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in the St. Alphonsus R. C. Church, 219 W. Lincoln Avenue, McDonald. Interment will follow in Robinson Run Cemetery.