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James D. Golias
December 18, 1929 ~ December 18, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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GOLIAS – James D. “Jim”, went to be with the Lord on December 18, 2023, on his 94th birthday surrounded by his loved ones at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Born December 18th, 1929, in Johnstown, son of John M. and Catherine J. (Wass) Golias. Preceded in death by sisters, Rita Scaglione, Mary Mitnik, Kathleen Holtzman; his wife Dolores T. Golias, and son Douglas J. Golias. He is survived by his sister Beatrice Macy, sons David J Golias (Anne McLaughlin – Alpharetta, GA), and Dennis J. Golias (Kingman AZ). He is also survived by his daughter-in-law Tina Golias, three granddaughters, Heather Snyder (Golias) (married to Dustin), Shannon Golias, and Jocelyn Golias, and great-grandson Nolan Douglas Snyder.
He served in the Korean War as a Corporal. He retired from the GTE Telephone Company, then volunteered for 26 years at the Women’s Help Center in Johnstown. He was also a longstanding member of the Johnstown Rod & Gun Club. He had a heart for people and would give not only his time, but anything he could. He was a member of the Visitation of the BVM Catholic Church where he served as an usher. He was well-loved by all who knew him and could make anyone smile. He was smart, independent, and had a spunky attitude at times. He doted on his three granddaughters and was someone they could always count on. He loved ‘talking shop’ with Dustin and offering his help in any way to any and all projects that were proposed. He tinkered with many projects over the years, and as he aged, he supervised those projects. He had a contagious laugh and smile and he loved his family so very much. They were the most important thing in the world to him.
Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street. Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Visitation of the BVM Catholic Church, Father John Slovikovski, presiding. Committal, Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s name can be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital or Shriner’s Hospital for Children.