Barry James

Barry R. James

Saturday, July 22nd, 1950 - Sunday, March 7th, 2021
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Barry R. James, 70, of North Huntingdon died Sunday March 7, 2021 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born July 22, 1950, in Braddock a son of the late Raymond F. and Donna Mae (Edwards) James. Prior to his retirement he was a teacher for Indiana County VoTech and SCI Greensburg. He was a member of Eastern Collegiate Football Association, PIAA Referee, Eastern Official’s Interscholastic Association, Westmoreland County Basketball Officials Association, Rules Interpreter for Softball and Foot Hills Baseball Umpire Association and the Norwin Elks Lodge 2313. He was a Navy Veteran. Surviving is his wife Elizabeth “Betsy” (Shoup) James; brother and sisters Sandra (Kenneth) Full, Darrell (Anita) James, Terry (Shari) James, Randy (Evelyn) James, Tracy (Tim) Daugherty, Jeffrey (Julie) James and multiple nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Friends will be received 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Ott Funeral Home Inc 805 Pennsylvania Avenue Irwin. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday in the funeral home. All CDC guidelines will be followed, masks are to be worn. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital, St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 To send on line condolences please visit
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Rick & Jeannine Nee

Posted at 08:43pm
Betsy. Our deepest and sincere condolences. Barry was such a soft hearted individual deep down inside. He was at the top of our list of favorites. We so enjoyed when he referred to folks as “Daddy”! Barry always had a good joke to tell and always had a kind word. He will be sadly missed but never forgotten.
All of our love!
Rick & Jeannine Nee

Pam Parsons

Posted at 04:57pm
Barry we will miss seeing you at the Elks Lodge, Betsy we will keep you in our prayers

Mary Ellen Wawrzyniak

Posted at 11:31am
R.I.P. “Goose”

Mary Ellen and Ted

andy pinskey

Posted at 08:14am
You have my sympathy at this time of loss of your loved one. I am a PIAA Softball, Football, Basketball Official. I knew Barry thru the Westmoreland Football Officials Chapter and officiated several underclassman and peewee football games with Barry. i had several off field conversations with him and found him to be a loving and caring man. He will be missed.
Andy Pinskey
Scottdale, Pa.

Jamie Pontia (Elks 2313)

Posted at 02:31pm
My condolences to your family at this difficult time. I'll miss Bear so much...All my love
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