James A. Oliver 74, of Vandergrift, died Saturday, January 2, 2021 in Premier Armstrong Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Kittanning. Born December 9, 1946 in Kittanning. He is the son of the late William and Lula Jackson Oliver. James was a veteran of the US. Army having served during the Vietnam war, he had worked as a nurses aid at Belair Nursing Home, Highland Center, West Haven Manor and Senior Care. He had been a member of the former Vandergrift Salvation Army and had enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 42 years Beatrice K. Clowes Oliver of Leechburg. Three daughters Tammy (Santiago)Lopez of Sanford, NC. Ida Rose (Donald) Kelly of Vandergrift, Lori Dawn Mann of Panama City, FL. His son Arthur James (Valinda) Brown of New Kensington. Eight grandchildren Chrystal, Diamond, Matthew, Nicole, Johnathon, Joshua, Arthur and Artisha. Three great grandchildren Kaleb, LeLani and TaeLynn. Three brothers Robert L. (Cathy) Oliver of East Vandergrift, William (Linda) Oliver and Michael Oliver both of Panama City, FL. Four sisters Linda (John) Oswalt of Jacksonville, FL, Carol Blystone of Erie, Rosemary Gryskevicz and Karen Williams. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his granddaughter Maleena Dawn Mann. At the request of the family there will be no public visitation, services will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to the DUNMIRE - KERR & ROWE FUNERAL HOME, INC. 244 Franklin Avenue, Vandergrift.
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