James P. Wait, 92, of Penn Hills passed away Tuesday April 6, 2021.
James P. Wait, He was a husband and a father, a man willing to help others. James served his country in the Korean War as an Army Communications Specialist. Upon his return, He met and married the love of his life and was married for more than 59 years. James started his new career with Bell Systems of Pennsylvania and spent the next 35 years providing telephone support and service. In 1952, while James was working on a telephone pole, he witnessed a boy playing with a fire drum, the boys clothes caught on fire and without a second thought slid down the telephone pole and saved the boy’s life. James was recognized and presented with the highest honor the Bell Systems could give, which was the Vail Award, for saving the boy's life.
Wife Late Lois (Rusty) E.(Reese)
Dwight W. Wait Jr. Wife Virginia(Adair)
Alfred B. Wait Wife Lois(Flowers)
Hermena(Wait) Powell Husband Dr. Watson O. Powell Jr
David P. Wait Wife Marjorie
James K. Wait Wife Eleanor
Mark J. Wait
Melissa Zubik(Wait) Husband Matthew
Jeremy Wait Gabrielle Castiller
David Jr. Wait
Stephanie Allwine (Wait) Husband Dave
Dr. Jennifer Wait
Chris Lea (Karissa)
Morgan Lea ESQ.
Great Great Grandchild
Family and Friends will be received on Sunday April 25, 2021 from 2-4 pm at Trinity Towers United Methodist Church 6729 Saltsburg Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15235. Services will follow at 4:00 at the church.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Trinity Towers United Methodist Church Trustees - 6729 Saltsburg Road, Pittsburgh PA 15235.
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