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James J. “Cookie” Prosper, 89 – Was a Member of Arnots Game and Sports Association

James J. “Cookie” Prosper, 89, of Arnots Addition, St. Clair, passed peacefully Sunday May 17, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in New Castle Twp., May 27, 1930, he was a son of the late Francis and Martha (Stefansky) Prosper.

Jim was a graduate of the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in Philadelphia. He retired after having worked many years at the former St. Clair Garment, St. Clair.

He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, St. Clair; as well as a member of Arnots Game and Sports Association.

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Jim was a lifelong Yankees and Eagles fan, and he enjoyed fishing trips with his buddies.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers Joseph, Francis “Chippy”, and David; and an infant sister Frances.

Surviving are sister Gloria Berdanier, St. Clair; sister-in-law Janet Prosper, St. Clair; 4 nieces: Gloria Brensinger (Randy), Schuylkill Haven; Michele Jones (Donald), Barnesville; Danielle Brennan (Thomas), Ohio; Cheryl Prosper, St. Clair; 2 nephews: Eugene Berdanier (Maureen), Pottsville; David Prosper, St. Clair; 7 great nieces and nephews: Rochelle, Marcella, Jessica, Lauren, Emma, Ethan, and Jaimani.

Private Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday from St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 250 E. Hancock St. St. Clair, with The Rev. Msgr. William F. Glosser officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Clare of Assisi Memorial Fund at the above address. Burial will be in St. Mary RC Cemetery, St. Clair.

Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, St. Clair, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be sent to http://www.brucethartfuneralhome.com

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