James E. Churilla, Sr.

James E. Churilla, Sr., age 85, of Uniontown, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2023 in Hillside Manor with his loving family by his side.  He was born May 20, 1937 in Uniontown, son of the late Stephen A. Churilla and Elizabeth Hudick Churilla.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Phyliss Lescar Churilla and brother-in-law, Frank Marauha and his granddog Emilio.


Jim was a member of St. Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church.  He was a 1955 graduate of North Union High School and a 1959 graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in accounting.  Jim worked as a CPA and was a partner at McClure and Wolfe.  He was a member of the American Institute of CPA’s, PA Institute of CPA’s, Chamber of Commerce, past president of JC’s, Fayette County Senior’s Golf League and Uniontown Country Club.  Jim enjoyed golfing and spending time with his friends at McDonalds.  His greatest joy was spending time with his family.


Left to cherish Jim’s memory are his son, James E. Churilla, Jr. and wife Brenda of Cheat Lake, WV; daughter, Janelle Churilla and husband Steven Saiz of Uniontown; brother-in-law, Larry Lescar and wife Paula of Virginia; sister-in-law, Marlene Maraugha of Ohio; grandchildren, Chelsea Churilla and Philip Churilla and wife Kristy; great grandchildren, Leo and Wilson Churilla; granddog, Gia and several nieces and nephews.


Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIES, INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA.  where friends will be received on Friday, February 17th from 4 until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed by Prayers of Transfer at 10:30 a.m.  A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. with Father Tony Klimko officiating.  Entombment will be private at Sylvan Heights Mausoleum.


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