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James McClure, 59 – Adventurous, Avid Reader

james mcclure obituary

James Allan McClure, 59, of Tamaqua, died February 24, 2020, at home.

He was the husband of Jennifer (nee Johnson) McClure.

Born in Philipsburg, Centre County, PA, James was a son of the late Doris “Wink” McClure who died in 2018 and Allan McClure of the The Villages, Florida. A 1978 graduate of Philipsburg-Osceola Area High School, he attended Penn State University.

Most recently James worked for Boyer’s Market, Tamaqua, the Beacon Diner, Hometown, and the Sidetrack Tap Room, Tamaqua.

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An avid reader, he also enjoyed music and was a guitar player. James was adventurous; he sought his spirituality and saw the world differently than those around him.

He enjoyed a glass of wine or a cold beer, a good laugh, and conversations with friends and family for whom he had a deep love.

In addition to his father Allan and stepmother, Jackie, he is survived by daughters Lindsey McClure of Oil City, and Bryar-Leigh McClure of Pittsburgh; son, Joshua McClure of Sciota, PA; brothers, Chris McClure and his wife Jackie of Mechanicsburg, and Allan McClure and his wife Hilliary of Atlanta, GA; stepbrother, Joh Shoff and his wife Mary of Westfield, NY; stepsister, Karen Kuzma and her husband Greg of Erie; and nieces and nephews.

James was also predeceased by a sister, Jeannie McClure who died in 2006. Services will be held at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, March 3 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua.

Calling hours 6-8:30 PM on Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials in James’ name may be made to Stonehedge Gardens, 51 Dairy Road, Tamaqua, PA 18252. Online condolences may be made at

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Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.


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