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“In the 1960s, Jimmy Loucks took over the care of the Alte Menist or Pennsville Mennonite Cemetery, a project he continued for several decades. The...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Levi Miller - Scottdale, PA

“Uncle Jimmy - always in my mind as driving his car and seeing him at Greengate mall when it was in its peak. Great guy to know, lived a long life...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: frank caputo - Wexford, PA

“Jimmy was so loved by my mother and father,Ray and Helen Duncan.I think for fifty years, he would always pat dad's shoulder and say, "Hello,son!" (...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Linda ( Duncan)McManis - Easley, SC

“What a wonderful man Jimmy was! God Bless him for living such a wonderful and faithful life! ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Marlena Westerman Solomon - TX

“alice and i will certainly miss uncle jim when we come to visit. we know he's in heaven visiting with all his loved ones. god bless ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: judy morris - dunbar, PA

“Unc. What a hardworking, wise man. My visits to Jen's and family functions will not ever be the same without hearing that warm welcome as soon as you...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Sirianni Family - Mount Pleasant, PA

“Rich, Jenny, Adam, and the Schwartz Family: Our thoughts and prayers go out to each and every one of you at this sad time. It was always a pleasure...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Mike & Crystal - Acme, PA

“Our deepest sympathies to Jimmy's family and friends. Jeff, Neva, Andrew and Tara Ritz ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Jeff Ritz Family - Mt Pleasant, PA

“I will always remember the fun we had when my brother Ken and I came to stay with Uncle Jim and Aunt Lyda--"helping" with the haying, visiting local...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Kathleen Loucks - Columbus, OH

“Jimmy was my Sunday School teacher and "adopted" grandfather when I was kid growing up at Center Bethel Church of God. Even after I moved away he...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Jennifer Ottenberg - Baltimore, MD


James Frederick Loucks, 102 ½ , a lifelong resident of Scottdale, died early Monday morning, May 4, 2009 in Excela Health Jeannette Mercy Hospital, Hospice Unit where he had been a patientfor the past week.
He was born November 4, 1906 in Scottdale a son of the late Abram and Nettie Brown Loucks.
Affectionately known as "Jimmy", he loved his Church and his Church loved him. He was a proud life member of the Alverton Church of God where he taught Sunday School Classes for over 60 years. On his 100th birthday the Church membership dedicated a Bronze Plaque outside the room where he taught, naming it the James F. Loucks Sunday School Room, 5th and 6th Grades.
Jimmy was the caretaker for the Alverton Mennonite Cemetery for over 40 years, and also the Menese and Brown Cemeteries.
As one of the last generations of the Loucks Family and decendent of the Jacob and Peter Loucks Family Fram, where the community of Scottdale was founded made Jimmy the local Historian. He proudly drove his vehicle daily to the McDonald's Coffee Club, Mt. Pleasant Crossroads until his 101st birthday.
He was an avid dancer and enjoyed attending dance lessons in Connellsville for many years. He had modified a Willy's Jeep that he used for many years on the farm and for Cemetery work. Recently he had been a guest lecturer for the Gerontology Dept of California University Of PA as a Centurian.

He was first employed as a laborer for US Cast Iron Co., of Scottdale. Following a number of years of employment in Scottdale, he became a Pattern Maker for the former Walworth Foundry of South Greensburg with over 40 years service there. Afterwards he maintained the Schwartz Farm on 2nd Avenue in Scottdale until recently. Jimmy loved his Farmall Tractors and enjoyed attending area Heritage and Steam Festivals, the Fort Allen Tractor Shows and County Fairs. He was a skilled carpenter and woodworker as well.
Jimmy's memories will forever remain in the hearts of his family:
His Daughter-In-Law, Carol Adams Loucks, Scottdale
Grand Daughter, Tammy L. Loucks, Lawrenceville, GA
Grand Son, Timothy J. Loucks and his wife Krista (Rath), Scottdale
His Great Grandchildren: Lindsey and Zachery Daniels
Addison, Kolby and Gracin Loucks
Several Nieces: Virginia Momeyer Smith, Silver Springs, MD
Ester Momeyer Hunter and husband John, Musogee, OK
Niece-In-Law: Nancy Momeyer, Mt. Pleasant
Great Nice: Jennifer Lydia Schwartz Flack and her husband Richard and their Son Adam, with whom Jimmy resided.
Great Niece: Kathleen Loucks, Columbus, OH
Great Nephew: Kenneth Loucks, Columbus, OH
And a number of Nieces and Nephews.
In addition to his parents, Jimmy was preceded in death by:
His wife: Grace Tarr Loucks (June 1945)
Son: James K. Loucks (July 1, 2003)
Grand Son: Todd J. Loucks (January 4, 1988)
Sister: Lydia Pearl Loucks Schwartz (March 11, 1999)
Brother: Edwin Earl Loucks
Sister: Blanche L. Momeyer
Nephew: Kenneth Loucks Schwartz (January 11, 1990)
Niece-In-Law: Betty J. Roadman Schwartz (September 10, 2006)
Nephew: William Momeyer (July 2007)
Nephew: Earl Loucks, Jr. (1982)
Jimmy's family will greet friends in the Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc., 417 West Pittsburgh Street, Scottdale, Wednesday from 1 PM to 9 PM and Thursday from 9 AM to 10:45 AM followed by his Funeral Service at 11 AM with Rev. Keith Solomon, Officiating.

Committal services and interment will follow in the Alverton Cemetery.

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