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James F. Mihal

December 19, 2020


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James F. Mihal

December 19, 2020


James F. Mihal, 87, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Saturday, December 19th in Residential Hospice at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.


Jim was born in Kingston, a son of the late Andrew and Marie Shelley Mihal. He was a graduate of Kingston High School, Class of 1952, where he was an all- scholastic football player and district wrestling champion.  Jim also participated in the Penn Relays in Philadelphia as an athlete.


Jim served with the Merchant Marines. Prior to his retirement, Jim had been employed as a truck driver by the A. Wilson & Company.


Jim was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was an avid Penn State Football and NY Yankees fans.


Jim was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Marissa Mihal, and by his sister, Marie Telfer.


Surviving is his wife of 59 years, Margaret R. Harley Mihal; sons, James and his wife Margaret, Hanover Township, and Thomas and his wife Janet, Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren, James Mihal, Hanover Township, and Joshua and Morgan Mihal, Wilkes-Barre; sister-in-law, Ann Marie Harley, Kingston; brother-in-law, Daniel Harley and his wife, Judy, Tecate, CA; nieces and nephews


Due to Covid-19 a private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no public calling hours.


A public celebration of Jim’s life will be held at a later date.


Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.


Condolences can be sent by visiting Jim’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.