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James T. Carver


James T. Carver, 96, of Zelienople, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, while under the care of Creek Meadows.

Born July 4, 1926, in Rochester, he was the son of the late Ottie Odell and Pauline Groves Carver.

Jim was Catholic by faith.

He was a proud U.S. Army veteran. Jim served during World War II with the 82nd Airborne. He parachuted behind enemy lines 15 times and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

He worked at Halstead Industries for 40 years, retiring as traffic manager. He worked part-time at the Butler Auto Auction for 10 years. He also retired at the age of 95 from Anderson Trucking as an auditor after nearly 30 years of service.

In his free time, he enjoyed maintaining his house and was well-known for the immaculate landscaping of his yard. He was an avid fan of the Steelers, Penguins and Pirates. He will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered.

Jim leaves behind to cherish his memory his children, Diane (Paul) Sims of Fombell, Peggy Ragusa of Manteo, N.C., Bonnie (Ron) Kugel of Evans City, Lisa (Rob) Szakelyhidi of Harmony, Amy McStay of Cranberry Township and Chris (Beth) Carver of Kennedy Township.

He often was surrounded by family members, including 19 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary “Mag” Carver, who passed away Feb. 17, 2013; his two sons, James and Kenneth; his granddaughter, Rachel; two brothers; and two sisters.

CARVER — Friends of James T. Carver, who died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, were received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at BOYLAN FUNERAL HOME, 324 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople.

A funeral service followed at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

A private graveside service with military honors will be held separately.

Donations may be made in Jim’s honor to Creek Meadows Ltd., 1630 PA-288, Zelienople, PA 16063.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.boylanfuneralservices.com.

To view this obituary online, please visit www.cranberryeagle.com.

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