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James P. Wait

August 21, 1928 ~ April 6, 2021 (age 92)

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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

Children Sons
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 
 Jonathan Wait 
 Chris Lea (Karissa) 
 Morgan Lea ESQ. 
 Kyle Gaubert 
 Evan Gaubert

Great Grandchildren
Isabella  Castillero
Parker Wait
Skyler  Wait
Lyndsay Zubik
Tyler Zubik
Natalie Zubik
Kimberly Wait
Selena Cook
Isabella Cook
Zachary Allwine
Adam Allwine
Ryan Allwine
Karis Lea

Great Great Grandchild 
Penelope Wait

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.  

Interment Private.  

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Trinity Towers United Methodist Church Trustees - 6729 Saltsburg Road, Pittsburgh PA 15235. 


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April 25, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Trinity Towers United Methodist Church
6729 Saltsburg Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15235

Memorial Service
April 25, 2021

4:00 PM
Trinity Towers United Methodist Church
6729 Saltsburg Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15235

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