James P. ‘Jimmy’ Wyland

Nov. 3, 1929 - Jan. 11, 2018


James P. “Jimmy” Wyland, 88, a resident of Epworth Manor, Tyrone, formerly of Williamsburg, peacefully went home to be with his Lord on Thursday to be reunited with his sons, Bryan O. and Barrie R., and his grandson, Whitney O.

He was born in rural Williamsburg, son of the late James K. and Margaret V. (Hutchison) Wyland. On April 26, 1952, he married Darlene M. Imler at Zion Lutheran Church, Hollidaysburg.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 65 years; a daughter, Sharon H. (Melvin) Settle of Altoona; five grandchildren: Crystal, Amanda, Ryan, Darla and Valerie; two step-grandchildren: Angie and Denise; eight great-grandchildren: Emily, Alex, Abby, Aden, Mary, Ethan, Eli and Bryson; three step-great-grandchildren: Abe, Draven and Francis; a sister, Edith (Marcel) Burki of Sunset Beach, N.C.; two daughters-in-law: Cathy J. Wyland and Karen S. Wyland (Barry Heverly) both of Williamsburg; and her special friend, Wayne Beck of McKee.

He was preceded in death by two sons; a grandson; four sisters: Orpha Imler, Dolly Ponish, Edna Williams and Carrie Jeannette Deters; and four brothers: John Benson, David “Benny” Benjamin, Harry S. “Hacky” and Melvin L. Wyland.

Jimmy attended school in Williamsburg and was a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church, Williamsburg, where he served as custodian for 30 years. In 1993, he retired in from Fonda Group Inc., Williamsburg, where he had worked in the wax room with more than 10 years of service. He had previously been employed at Westvaco, Williamsburg, where he worked for more than 23 years.

He was a member of Williamsburg Beagle Club and Williamsburg Sportsman’s Club. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grand and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed gardening, hunting, riding his moped, hanging out at Gorsuch Auto Parts and frequenting Rails to Trails on his bike and on foot with his grand-dog, Caramel.

Friends will be received from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at Zion Lutheran Church, Williamsburg, and from

10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at the church, Pastor Tiffany E. Marvich officiating. Interment will be held at Royer Cemetery, rural Williamsburg. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his memory may be given to Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Company, 305 E. Second St., Williamsburg, PA 16693, or to Williamsburg Ambulance Club, PO Box 94, Williamsburg, PA 16693.