James J. Halter

Sep 11 1933
Mar 15 2024
90 Years
Parkesburg, Pennsylvania

James J. Halter, 90, of Parkesburg, passed away on Friday March 15, 2024 at the Tel-Hai Nursing Home, Honey Brook, PA. 

Jim was a Parkesburg resident all his life and a 1952 graduate of the former Parkesburg High School. He enlisted in the US Navy and served on the heavy cruiser USS Toledo in the Pacific during the Korean Conflict and later he served on the USS Destroyer Shelton in the South Pacific during the initial testing of the Hydrogen Bomb called  "Operation Redwing" at the Bikini Atoll.

He was employed by Alcoa of Downingtown, formerly Reynolds Metals and Millprint, with 36 years of service retiring in 1996.

He was a life member of the Robert Montgomery VFW Post #4480 of Parkesburg and the Parkesburg Fire Company. He was also a faithful member of Our Lady of Consolation Parish of Parkesburg and was a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by three brothers; Richard (Joan) Halter, Edward Halter, and Thomas Halter all of Parkesburg and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister Elizabeth Friemark and one nephew Gregory Halter. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of Consolation Church, 603 West Second Ave., Parkesburg, PA with visitation at the church from 9:30 AM to the time of the service followed by interment at Our Lady of the Seven Dolors Roman Catholic Cemetery, Parkesburg, PA.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg, PA.  Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com

Service Date: 
Mar 21 2024 - 10:30am
Service Location: 
Our Lady of Consolation Roman Catholic Church


Jim was a lifetime friend and pal.  We worked at General Motors in Wilmington De together when we were young.  I will miss seeing him on my trips back to Parkesburg.  He will be greatly missed.  Rest in peace my dear friend.  Sending condolences to his family.   Fondly, Bill Benton

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We will always remember Jim has our little usher man who led us up to communion.


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Jim was one of the kindest, giving humble person. Never said no when anyone needed help. I will truly miss him.

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I'm very sorry to hear about Jimmy. My mother, Virginia (Garnett) Mattson Rogers, often talked about him. They work together at Reynolds.
My sincerest condolences with thoughts and prayers for your family.

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