James R. Wissinger
58, Windber, passed away February 21, 2020 at Windber Hospital. Born December 5, 1961 in Johnstown, son of the late Russell and Helen Ann (Borischak) Wissinger. Survived by loving wife, Sharon L. (Bossi) Wissinger, Windber; sons, Taylor Keiper married to Kaylee (Hollern), Windber; and Jacob Wissinger, Pittsburgh; granddaughter, Adeline E. Keiper; brothers, Ronald Wissinger and companion Christine, Windber; and David Wissinger married to Gina, Windber; also survived by aunt Tess Wheeling; in-laws, Ray and Pat Bossi, the Henger and Barrick families and numerous nieces and nephews. James was employed as a Quality Engineer for Lockheed Martin, member of the Windber Moose where he participated in the pool league; Polish Education Club, Polish Falcons; Windber American Legion; Slovak Club; Windber Sportsman's Club; 42 Club; Jim was an accomplished second degree black belt who enjoyed motorcycle rides, spending time with his many close friends, from both work and quad trips. He will be remembered as a dedicated and selfless husband, father, pappy and friend who could "MacGyver" anything. One of his favorite quotes "The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenty; but the thoughts of everyone who is hasty only to poverty." Family will receive friends Monday, February 24th, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home, 1312 Graham Ave. Windber, where Funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 25th, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Joe Brown, officiating. Interment Richland Cemetery. www.meekfuneralhome.com.
Published on February 22, 2020


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Jim Mattis
Mar 03, 2020
What a shock. My deepest sympathy for your family.

I grew up with Wiss in Mine 40. Bought my first motorcycle from him. Played many backyard football games. Being a few years younger he was someone I always looked up too. Very kind and always a pleasure to run into at a local watering hole. You will be missed my friend. RIP
John and Ann Repko and family
Feb 27, 2020
He was such a kind hearted man. RIP Jimmy!
Terri Duffy
Feb 26, 2020
Our family is saddened by your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers for peace and strength. We love you Miss Sharon!
The Duffys
Jim king
Feb 24, 2020
Jim will be welcomed by the Lord as he is a great man. Prayers to his family. I also had the pleasure to work with him and ride 4 wheelers. Thursday lunch club! One of the smartest men I have ever met. He will be missed here on earth. So Mote it Be.
Barb (Steck) Jones
Feb 24, 2020
Jim will be missed by the entire Steck family. He was a wonderful person and great friend. Our condolences.
Denis "DOC" Seiglie
Feb 23, 2020
I too met Jim (AKA Wiss) in 2008 when Lockheed moved to Johnstown, PA. Jim, Hogie and I re-formed the GSCS Tech Dept and then added Shawn. Wiss made me feel welcomed on Day One! He had a great personality, an infectious smile, very considerate and was always willing to help.

He was also one of the smartest individuals I've ever known. There wasn't much that he didn't know and/or could figure out.

We had several "inside jokes:"
1.) We called Beers "Diet Cokes" - for code. So at work, we would tell each other how we were going to have many "Diet Cokes" come the weekend.

2.) Back then I also smoked cigarettes and would take a "Smoke Break" every so often. Wiss called it "Getting Cali
...brated." So when I went off-property for a "Smoke Break" Wiss would pop up from his Cube and start singing .... "It's calibration time, it's calibration time ...." and give me that famous Wiss Smile of his.

3.) And I changed up his Nickname and started calling him "Wissmiester" out of affection.

Wiss was a GREAT Son, Father/Grand Father, Husband, Relative, Co-Worker and Friend.

I considered Wiss one of my very Good Friends and I will miss him dearly.

My heartfelt condolences to the entire Family.

And I Love You Wissmiester!
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Kathie. Tepsic
Feb 23, 2020
I met Jim over 11 years ago. We work together on many programs. He was always willing to explain, teach, and be patient with everyone. His smile was genuine.... And so was his friendship. My sympathy and prayers to Jim's family. Jim, rest in peace . You will be missed by all that knew you.
Lloyd and Lisa Brown
Feb 22, 2020
Jim was a very special friend. We worked with him for years in Johnstown. He always had a great smile and a kind word to say to all. He was the ultimate family man. My heartfelt condolences to his family. We will miss you Wiss!
Glenn & Marianna Malmed
Feb 22, 2020
Jim was a special kind of guy, always willing to help, provide advise or just intently listen as a good friend. I know Jim since 2008 when Lockheed moved to Johnstown and I'm blessed because I had the privilege to call him my friend. He was one on a kind and I know my life has been enriched having known, "Jimbo". Rest well my friend and all my blessings go out to you loved ones.