Monday, October 28, 2019, 4:00-7:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 11:00am
Zion's Reformed United Church of Christ
260 Main St., Greenville, PA
Rev. June Boutwell, Pastor, officiating
VFW Post #3374 will render military honors at the
conclusion of the service on Tuesday. B.P.O.E. will
conduct an Elks Service at the funeral home on
Monday at 7:00pm
Inurnment will be in the columbarium in Zion's
Reformed United Church of Christ
James R. Saal, Sr., age 83, of Maple Ave., Hempfield Twp., Greenville, passed away Tuesday afternoon, October 22, 2019 in Sharon Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Greenville on August 1, 1936 to Ralph F. and Vesta (Essinger) Saal. Jim was a 1954 graduate of Penn High School, served in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1954-1956 and graduated from the Shenango Valley Business School in 1958. He was employed by Pennsylvania Power Co. for thirty years, retiring in 1994 as the Manager of the Meter Reading Department for Mercer County. In addition, Jim worked from 1998-2018 as a part-time Funeral Associate for Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Greenville.
As a lifelong member of Zion's Reformed United Church of Christ, Greenville, he served as a Deacon, Elder and was a member of the Church Consistory Council. As a 32nd Degree Mason, he was a member of F&AM Eureka Lodge #290, Scottish Rite New Castle Consistory, Mercer County Shrine Club and Zem Zem Temple of the Shrine, Erie. Jim was a Life Member of B.P.O.E #145, Greenville, where he was a longtime pin setter on Friday mornings for special needs students in the local area. He was also a member of Greenville V.F.W. Post #3374 and the Italian Home Club. Jim, affectionately known as "Pa" to more than just his grandchildren, will be sadly missed.
On November 27, 1959 he married the former Carol A. Frohlich, she survives. Also survivng are two sons; James R. Saal, Jr. and his wife Sue of Phoenix, AZ and Jeffrey Saal and his wife Susan of Beaver, PA and three grandchildren; Austin Saal, Kelly Saal and Olivia Saal.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Edward Saal.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Zion's Reformed United Church of Christ, 260 Main St., Greenville, PA 16125 or to Adventure Amputee Camp c/o Phyllis Frohlich, 1320 Daffodil PL #4 Dunedin, FL 34698.