James S. ‘Jim’ Baith

James S. “Jim” Baith, 85, Duncansville, died suddenly Tuesday at home.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Emory S. and Bertha F. (Hess) Baith. He married Georgianna Boese on Jan. 1, 1951, at Schum Memorial United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph; and four sisters: Pauline Black, Margaret Dodson, Eleanor Zimmerman and Elizabeth Lamca.

Jim was a 1949 graduate of Altoona High School and served in the 28th Infantry Division of the Army National Guard. He was called up during the Korean conflict and served in Germany. He retired from F.L. Smithe Machine Co. in 1994. He attended Hicks Memorial United Methodist Church, Duncansville, and enjoyed fishing and traveling.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park Cemetery, followed by a funeral service at 4 p.m., the Rev. Rich Morris officiating. Interment will be at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hicks Memorial United Methodist Church, Duncansville, or American Rescue Workers Hollidaysburg Corps, 502 Mulberry St., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.