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James A. Kuchta

February 22, 1944 ~ April 11, 2021 (age 77)


James A. Kuchta, 77, of Derry Twp., died Sunday, April 11, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born February 22, 1944, in Derry, the son of Joseph A. and Helen (Lucas) Kuchta. Prior to retirement James worked at Newcomer Products, Inc., Derry. He was a member of St. Martin Roman Catholic Church, New Derry. James enjoyed gardening and taking walks with his family. Besides his parents James is preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. James is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Patricia A. “Patty” (Connolly) Kuchta of Derry Twp.; one daughter Lisa A. Kuchta of Manor, PA; two sons James A. Kuchta Jr. and wife Dori of Greensburg and Joseph L. Kuchta of St. Petersburg. FL; one sister Nancy Demangone and husband Robert of Derry Twp.; one granddaughter Aubrey Kuchta; his fur babies Marley and Beau; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Services for James will be private for the family. Memorial contributions can be made to Excela Health Home Care 501 W. Otterman St., Greensburg, PA 15601 or Amedisys Hospice Care 109 Crossroads Road Suite 400, Scottdale, PA 15683. The family has entrusted the Matthew X. Merlin Funeral Home, Inc., 529 N. Chestnut St. Derry, PA 15627, 724-694-8331, with the funeral arrangements. The family would like to give a special thanks to Excela Health Home Care and Amedisys for the exceptional care that was provide to James throughout his illness. Online condolences may be made to

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