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James Michael Assid, 67, of New Castle passed away the afternoon of Friday, March 31, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
James was born on Dec. 19, 1949, in New Castle to the late James and Clara (Conti) Assid.
He married Deborah Stroia on March 15, 1975, who survives him at home.
Mr. Assid was the facilities coordinator for LCCAP Head Start.
He coached baseball, basketball and softball for Laurel Recreation Association.
James was also a devoted member of First Assembly of God Church for 42 years. He taught children's church and Sunday school, was part of the puppet ministry, served as the church custodian, a board member and an elder.
In addition to his wife, Deborah, Mr. Assid is survived by his two daughters and sons-in-law, Tressa and Jay McBride of New Castle and Julie and Stanhope Bangay of Katy, Texas; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Andrea Assid and James and Samantha Assid, both of New Castle; a brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Patty Assid of Palatka, Florida; his mother-in-law, Theresa Stroia; and his sister-in-law, Rhonda Stroia, both of New Castle; his brother-in-law, Nicholas Stroia and his wife, Joan, of New Wilmington; and seven grandchildren, Evan Assid, Moriah and Jacob McBride, Theodore and Violet Bangay, and Abigayle and Stella Assid.
James was preceded in passing by his parents.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday at the First Assembly of God Church, 2021 Pulaski Road, New Castle, Pa. 16105.
A funeral service will be held immediately following visitation at 6 p.m. at the church. Pastor Chad Stoecker will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to First Assembly of God Benevolent Fund, 2021 Pulaski Road, New Castle, Pa. 16105.
Online condolences may be viewed and offered to the family by visiting www.cunninghamfh.com.
Published on April 2, 2017
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