James  Fresh
James K. Fresh, age 55 of Emsworth, on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Survived by his parents, James and Ruth Dixon Fresh, sons Aaron Fresh and Jeremy Fresh and their mother Stephanie (Crisman) Fresh, and sister Deettra (late Wayne) Bailey. Jim was a very talented Senior Project Manager in the engineering field. He worked on projects throughout the US, Asia, Europe, Canada and Australia. Jim joined Hatch Associates Consultants, Inc in 2002, after prior employment with Eichlaey Engineers, Inc and ICF Kaiser Engineers, Inc. Jim graduated from the University of Pittsburgh as a Mechanical Engineer and progressed to senior corporate management roles in engineering / project construction management. He applied his expertise to projects in process chemicals, environmental, mining and metals, glass, light industrial and all levels of governmental work. Jim has always been active with sports, he lettered in football, basketball and baseball at Greater Johnstown High School and continued on to be part of the Avonworth Football Boosters and a baseball coach. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman. Jim was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and was an accomplished mechanical engineer. Family will welcome friends on Monday 2-7 p.m. at Schellhaas Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 1600 Stone Mansion Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143 (Franklin Park/Wexford), where a service will be held following Monday's visitation at 7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations in his name to Avonworth Football or Baseball Boosters, 304 Joseph Lane, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Please send a kind thought or good memory of Jim to share with his children: Aaron & Jeremy Fresh: 121 Rippling Brook Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143.
Published on January 17, 2020


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Scott Sullivan
Jan 25, 2020
I am truly saddened to learn of Jim’s passing. My condolences to his wife and children, and his entire family. I lost touch with Jim over the years, but I certainly never forgot him. I first met him at both our first jobs out of college at Kaiser Engineers in Arlington, VA in 1986. He and I were among several new hires to the firm that worked exceptionally well together during the early stage of our careers. Jim always had a pleasant demeanor and I especially appreciated his wonderful sense of humor. My own father, Lou Sullivan, worked for the same firm and he and Jim got along famously. Those two were continuously pulling pranks on each other. It was quite a sight. Ironically my ...father passed away 30 years ago to this exact day, and Jim was one of the first people to call me and express his condolences. He was quite a gentleman and will be truly missed.Read more
Connie kleinosky purpiglio
Jan 21, 2020
So sorry for your loss
Michael & Vickie Buzminsky T
Jan 20, 2020
To Uncle Jim Aunt Ruth Dee Dee and Boys. We send our heartfelt sympathy to you. There are really no words to describe how we feel. We love you and pray that you find comfort in knowing how much he loved you and his boys. Heaven is sweeter with him there. God Bless you all.
Peter Riba
Jan 20, 2020
To the Fresh Family,
I have worked with Jim since he first started with me in Arlington, VA on the US Navy Trident project in 1986. We subsequently worked for ICF Kaiser, Eichleay, and Hatch. Jim exhibited leadership abilities, enthusiasm and an attitude to get the job done in all of the assignments I was witness to. He was a good friend. I am deeply sorry for your loss.
Erica Gentile
Jan 20, 2020
Stephanie, Aaron, Jeremy and family
I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers and thoughts.
Sue (Salem) Gaeta
Jan 20, 2020
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Fresh & Family,
I am sorry and saddened to hear of Jim's passing. He was a good son, brother, father and friend who will be sadly missed. Please accept my sincere condolences and may Jim rest in peace.
Jack & Dorothy Chanda
Jan 19, 2020
Jim and Ruth,

So sorry to hear about your son, you have our deepest sympathy. We are on our way to Florida, and will catch up with you in February. You will be in our prayers
Margie and Kerry Gelles
Jan 18, 2020
Ruth, Deedee, and Jimmy:
Please accept our deepest and most sincere condolences.
Jim Sekely
Jan 18, 2020
Worked with Jim at Eichlaey and Hatch. Excellent manager, engineer and friend. This is a tragic loss .
Lori felix
Jan 18, 2020
So sorry boys. But one shining star is your Aunt Dee-Dee she truly loves you both. I’m her very good Friend. She will there for you both and your Dad will always be but your side and Aunt Dee-dee too🙏
Steven & Crystal Adamiak
Jan 18, 2020
Jim, we will miss you. The hello's in the driveway, your sense of humor, the insight you gave, the fun we shared, the love you showed, the help you offered. You were our friend! Your expressions of care and of faith in God will be remembered. Our deepest sympathy to you Stephanie, Aaron, Jeremy and Fresh family. "God is our refuge and strength, a present help in trouble." Ps. 46:1