James E. Korzi

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James E. Korzi

August 12, 1942 - March 13, 2019

James E. Korzi 76, Windber passed away March 13, 2019. Born August 12, 1942 in Windber. Son of the late, John and Ann (Shimko) Korzi. Survived by wife of 53 years, Mary (Krempasky) Korzi and sons, Matthew Korzi and wife, Carrie and Michael Korzi and wife, Dawn; grandchildren, Zach, Nick, Will and Sam; brother, Thomas and wife, Alice; brother-in-law, John Krempasky and wife, Lois; sisters-in-law, Annette (Krempasky) wife of the late, Andy Harvilla and Loretta (Krempasky) wife of Jerry Steeves and numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was a 1960 graduate of Windber High School and a 1964 graduate of the University of Steubenville (Ohio). He was a former teacher at Bishop Carroll High School in Ebensburg where he coached basketball, football and baseball and retired as a State Farm Agent. He was one of the founding members of the Windber Striders. Jim was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was an avid gardener and was a voracious reader, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Member of SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, Windber where Jim served as an usher and where the funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday. Reverend Roderick N. Soha, Pastor. Interment, Church Cemetery, Windber. Friends received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the William Kisiel Funeral Home, Windber where vigil for the deceased will be held. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association in Jim's memory. A heartfelt and special thanks goes out to Joe, Lenny and Ron for their friendship and support.
Published on March 15, 2019
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The Hagen Family
Mar 17, 2019
“Grieve not that such a person died. Rather, thank God that such a person lived”. Sending our love to you all.
Thomas McCuch
Mar 17, 2019
Even though I've been away from Windber for many years, you never forget the wonderful town and the friends and classmates where we were raised.

Jim and Mary Korzi have always been a special memory fo us. Especially our wedding 67Even though I haven't seen him in a number of years there's a deep sense of loss for me.

We'll always lovingly remember Jim and his family in our prayers.

Tom and Shirley McCuch
Thomas Cover
Mar 17, 2019
Judy and I extend our sympathy to you. Mary and your family. Jim was a long time friend of mine from basketball and as our State Farm agent. And of course Judy remembers you, Mary from St. Cyrils. I talked to Jim many times about my State Farm and other things. I will miss him.
Blandin Karabinos
Mar 16, 2019
Mary, Matt and Mike, please accept my sincere condolences. Your loss is a grief that I share. Not in the same way as your family but as Jim's comrade and old friend with chalk dust on our hands and blisters from the hardwood on our feet. 55 years ago, I met a sterling young man who so touched my life with his friendship, his wit, selflessness, sincerity and goodness. Truly a man of integrity and the model of "An Honorable Man."
To this day, I know of no other who had the common touch as well as Jim Korzi. He wished the best for all he knew and met and he really meant it. His understated charm was like the rising sun, it didn't scorch you all at once, but after a few moments you luxuri
...ated in his warmth. His life is a legend that will grow greater in the telling -- he was a dear friend and a good and faithful servant who sterling stainless steel heart has been carried on eagles wings to rest at the Throne of God.
Bill and Sharon Karabinos
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Janie (Ostrosky) Smith
Mar 16, 2019
Barry joins me in sending sincere and deepest sympathy at the loss of your wonderful husband, Jim. I haven't seen either of you in many years but I do have wonderful memories of watching Annette's beautiful sister get ready for a date with Jim! So long ago....
Jack Lantzy
Mar 16, 2019
As one of his high school students, he was definitely my favorite teacher. He showed strength and compassion, and with dealing with high school students I am sure was not easy. He had a tremendous affect on my life, and I am sure he made many peoples lives better. Thanks Mr. Korzi.
Bob Rizzo
Mar 16, 2019
Thoughts and prayers from Wv Rizzos..Have fond memories being in class and on court with Jim...... bob
Laura May, May, Ted, Doug, Savannah, Ruthie, and Malia
Mar 16, 2019
Our heartfelt prayers go out to Mary, Matt, Carrie, and all of the family. We are sorry for your loss and hope that friends and family get you through the tough days ahead.

John 10:27-29
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.”
Mar 15, 2019
Mr. Korzi was a great teacher. I remember him from my freshman year at Bishop Carroll High School. Condolences to the family. He was a special man.
Denise (Bibby) Lehman
Mar 15, 2019
Heartfelt sympathies to Jim’s family, especially wife Mary, sons and grandchildren.