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James A. Kuchta

1944 - 2021

Derry Twp.


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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Diane Lloyd

April 21, 2021 8:06 PM

Dear Patty and family, We were so very sorry for your loss. God Bless you all Chuck and Diane Lloyd

Dr. Jim & Elena Sillaman

April 14, 2021 2:07 PM

Patty and family,
  Elena and I are sending our condolences to all of you on Jim's passing. It is always sad to lose someone so close to all of you, and we know that he will be missed. Our sympathy to you all.

Shari Mittaly

April 13, 2021 1:24 PM

Dear Patty and family,
Deepest sympathy for your loss.  Keeping all of you in my prayers.

Shari Mittaly

Love always, Tonja & Tom

April 13, 2021 10:52 AM

We pray the love of God surrounds you during your journey through grief. Jim was a great guy!! He will missed by all!! In my thoughts and prayers Patty!!
Love always, Tonja & Tom

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Joe &Linda Angus

April 13, 2021 9:53 AM

Dear Patty and family Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Jim was a great person We knew him since grade school. We will always remember him in our prayers. May be rest in peace

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