Located at:  1683 Mars Hill Road

Mailing Address:  738 First Street

Sutersville, PA 15083-1038


Gladys James

Born March 22, 1929  •  Went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Gladys James, 82, of Elizabeth Township, formerly of Liberty Borough, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at home. She was born March 24, 1929, in Liberty Borough, and was the daughter of the late Richard Francis Galley and the late Pauline Potersnak Galley.

She was a member of The Church, Sutersville, and was a graduate of McKeesport High School, class of 1947. Gladys was a former den mother of Pack 98, Den 6, and was also a Girl Scout leader, line dance teacher at St. Michael Catholic Church in Elizabeth Township and member of Rainbow NSOF. She had worked for the Youghiogheny Country Club, Joe Schemms Catering, White Star Laundry, G.C. Murphy Co. 5 & 10 and Balsamo's.

She is survived by her husband, Lemuel L. James Jr.; sons, Kerry A (Nada) James, of McKeesport, and Dennis L. James, of West Newton; daughter, Cheryl L. LeRoy, of North Huntingdon; grandson, Darrin R. LeRoy; sisters, Elizabeth Leake, of West Newton, and Pauline (Ted) Dworek, of Port Vue; a brother, Elmer Galley, of Christy Park; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers, Richard and Leo Galley; son-in-law, Dennis K. LeRoy; and sister-in-law, Dolores Galley.

Funeral service took place Wednesday in the Chapel of Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. The Rev. Frank A. Rocco officiated. Arrangements are by the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township.