James S. Findley

Jan 10 1962
May 15 2021
59 Years
Parkesburg, Pennsylvania

James S. Findley, 59, of Parkesburg, passed away on Saturday, May 15, 2021 after a short illness.  He was the widower of the late Sherri Findley, who passed away in 2014 after four years of marriage.  

Born in Lancaster, James was the son of the late Barbara A. (Lechner) and James E. Gahring, Sr.  A resident of Parkesburg for the past 11 years, James had previously lived in Lancaster and Ephrata.  

He worked as a CDL hazmat truck driver for 25 years, most recently working for Rhoads Energy Corporation in Parkesburg.  

James enjoyed antiquing, specifically collecting colored glass and crystal.  He enjoyed his Chevy Bel Air and riding his Harley.  He also enjoyed watching paranormal tv shows, the occasional Jameson Whiskey and classic rock.

He'll be remembered for his happy disposition and being a jokester.  He especially loved being around his grandchildren.   

James is survived by his three daughters: Tara Findley of Lancaster, Tiera Findley of Ephrata, and Tessa Findley of Parkesburg; stepchildren, Mandi Schuldheisz and Zac Schuldheisz; his two grandchildren, Olivia Wiest and Paisley Graessley; and siblings, Geri Lou Curtis, wife of Bill, Debra McClune, Sharon Findley, A. David Findley, James Gahring, Jr., and Mark Gahring.

Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Friday, May 28th, 2021 from 2 until 4 PM at Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in James' memory to Lupus Foundation of America, 2121 K Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20037-1830 or online by clicking HERE.  

In order to protect those at-risk, please wear a face mask and practice social distancing while at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com

Service Date: 
May 29 2021 - 3:59pm
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, PA


Jim was the best brother and a great man. He was always there for people. His passing will leave a large void in my life and many others, I am sure. He will be missed.

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Jim was a great person and treated people with respect. I worked with Jim many years ago at MG Industries and then again at Scully Propane. I would always kid with him that it took us 25 years to get back together. Jim was a hard worker and was never afraid to help someone that needed it. We had  many conversation about our grandkids and he loved his dearly with all his heart. He will be missed for sure. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Rob Derr 


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Jim was the absolute best co worker. No matter how stressful the day was, he always had a joke to lighten the mood and bring a smile to everyone's face. There is now a darkness at the office that was once his shining light whenever he entered. He will be missed beyond words by me, and all of us. Rest Easy Jim. 

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   To say Jim had a happy dispostion is an understatement! I only had the opportunity to directly dispatch Jim for one heating season, but it was always a pleasure talking and working with him. I'm glad for the short time I had to be able to work with Jim.

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Jim, Jim this is unreal! You're so missed! We'll never forget the jokes, laughs and friendship! You always gave a 100% in your work and to our customers! Hanging out at our Speed Shop shooting the bull and eating brisket! Always having a positive attitude and going the extra mile! You're irreplaceable! It's an honor to have you as a coworker and family friend! 

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Jim it is so hard to say goodbye to such a great guy. You were always laughing and smiling. No matter how hard the day was when your name would come across my phone i knew even if somthing was wrong you would find a way to make me laugh and we would work through the problem together. Life is so short and it seems like all the good ones get called home early. We will all miss you greatly and miss hearing your laughter. Please watch over us as we try to recover from this. You will never be forgotten buddy!!! Until we meet again keep laughing and smiling down on us. 

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Tiera and Family - So sorry for your loss - Thoughts and Prayers🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼     Stace




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Jim was a very hard worker.  He absolutely enjoyed working at Rhoads Energy.  It was the best of times in the morning laughing before we started our day (the three of us). We joked with each other so much!  As soon as you walked through the door you brought it (A jokester)!  You will never be forgotten!  The short time I knew you, you made a large impact on my life.  It seems like a dream, buddy!   You left a void that noone can fill!   God Bless your family through this difficult time.     







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All of us always looked forward to Jim's visits here at the dental office.  Such a wonderful man.  If only the world had more like him.  Jim clearly loved his children and grandchildren.  He was especially proud of Mandi.   No doubt he will be smiling down and watching over all of his family.   Jim will be truly missed by everyone who knew him.  Rest in peace Jim.

We extend our sincere condolences. 

Dr. Jeffryey Blair, Cindy Thompson, Maria Nika & Shanda Whitaker     

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