James John Finnegan
James John Finnegan, 66, Saltsburg, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2020 at his residence. The son of James H. and Rosemary (Alberter) Finnegan, he was born August 6, 1953 in Johnstown, PA. For many years, Jim found much pleasure in Civil War reenacting. He was proud of the fact that and he his Civil War regiment appeared in the movie Gods and Generals. Jim was a member of the NRA and he enjoyed hunting in his spare time. Surviving are his wife, Veronica (Wisniewski); daughter, Heather Smith and her significant other, Shawn Diehl; grandchildren, Emily Smith, Elijah, Olivia, Angela, Winter, and Logan Diehl; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. James was preceded in death by his parents. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home. A funeral service will immediately follow in the Lefdahl Chapel. Interment in the Oakland Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to VNA Hospice, 850 Hospital Road, Suite 3000, Indiana, PA 15701. www.lefdahlfuneralhome.com
Published on February 18, 2020


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Richard Ledwich
Feb 20, 2020
Dear Jesus,

a member of our school community and friend to many of us, has died, and we come to You today to give thanks for the gift of his life, and for all of the ways in which he touched our lives

Comfort his family and be very close to them in their sadness and loss.

Help us to help and support each other, especially those from our school who feel most deeply the loss of Jim Be with his classmates, and with the classmates of his family members in a very special way.

Help us to always care for each other from our school, and say thank you to You every day for all of the people who love us and help us.

We place Jim into Your loving hands Jesus, and ask You to receive him into Your
... heavenly Kingdom where he will be happy forever and ever.

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Dennis Grandinetti
Feb 20, 2020
My sincere condolences to you all. Jim and I graduated from Conemaugh Valley high school together.