Leroy "Jim" Householder, 67 of 713 Tara Dr., Perry Twp. passed away at the Jameson Memorial Hospital on Monday, January 4, 2010 at 8:45 P.M.
He was born in Ellwood City on December 30, 1942 to the late Leroy M. & Betty Wilson Householder. Jim had worked at the Koppel plant of B & W until their closing and retired from the Ellwood City Forge as a machinist. He was Presbyterian by faith and was a member of the Hungarian Home and the Ellwood SOI Lodge. Jim was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed spending time at his summer home at Pymatuning Lake with his family and friends. He handcrafted his own line of fishing lures which he sold as "Jimmy Lures" for over 25 years.
He is survived by his wife, the former Karen Piecuch, whom he married on April 8, 1961, a daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Nick Carone of Ellwood City, a granddaughter, Brooke Carone, 3 brothers, Robert Householder of Zelienople, Richard Householder and his companion Cyndy Jeannette and David Householder both of Ellwood City.
Friends may call at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport, on Thursday, January 7th from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M.
Funeral services will be private.
From jack&carm coulter on January 6, 2010
our hearts go out to family &so very sorry
From david schweinsberg on January 6, 2010
my deepest condolinze karen. jim is fishing for the big one on the big lake in heaven. with his lures. i stillhave a lure he gave me. always david.
From Kitti Taylor on January 6, 2010
Dear Karen and Robin,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and all those who loved Jim. I am so sorry I can not be there, but the weather is keeping me in Harrisburg. I have fond memories of Jim at "Willies" when we were in High School and of course because he is Bob brother he is very special. Robin I remember having you in Perry School when you were in Kindergarten. Keep those wonderful memories of Jim close, he was a great guy. Love Kitti
From Marty&Denise Loccisano on January 7, 2010
Dear Karen&Robin My deapest sympathy. I found out late or I would have come to see you . Your thoughts or in our prayers.God Bless you Marty and Denise Loccisano.
From Kotuby Family on January 18, 2010
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. I remember asking Jim how to re-string my fishing pole for the first time.--DJ