James Oriole

Born: Fri., Aug. 30, 1946
Died: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Nov. 12, 2018
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Tue., Nov. 13, 2018
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.

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Gone Fishin’ in Heaven James Frederick (Jim) Oriole was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey, son of the late Anthony Oriole and Helen Steinbrenner Oriole. Jim had plans of going to divinity school and becoming a pastor - but those plans were changed by Uncle Sam. He served proudly in the US Army during the Vietnam War, where he became pen pals with a young woman from Warren, Pennsylvania - the beginning of a love story that lasted 52 years. After his service, Jim worked as a postal carrier for more than 20 years. A mid-life career change saw him attend nursing school and become an LPN at the Warren State Hospital. Jim dedicated his life to helping others - as a nurse and patient advocate, volunteer firefighter, first responder, forest fire warden and union steward. He was a devoted husband, father and friend to all who knew him. Jim was an avid fisherman, hunter, league bowler and dog lover. Jim is survived by his wife Joanne Werlin Oriole, brother Thomas, daughter Jeanine and her husband David Carter, and son Jonathan and his husband Uziel Gonzalez. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Oriole. Friends will be received at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc., 1003 Penna. Ave.E., Warren, PA, on Monday, November 12, from 6 to 8 pm, and for one hour prior to a funeral service to be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 13, at 2 pm with The Rev. Jeffrey Ewing, pastor, First Lutheran Church, officiating.

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Thomas J Oriole
   Posted Mon November 12, 2018
With a heavy heart I send my condolences to my sister in law Joanne, my niece Jeanine and my nephew Jonathan. Even though we grew apart in later life he was often in my thoughts especially when I remember the good times we had growing up together in Jersey City.

Sarah (Pescha) Rodgers
   Posted Mon November 12, 2018
Dear Oriole Family,

I'm incredibly sorry to hear about Jimmy's passing. He was a very special man who has left this earth far too early. His dedication to people in need was admirable. His love for Joanne was unparalleled. His friendship with my mom (Kathy) stood the test of time. My prayers for comfort during this difficult time are with you all.



Sharon (Pescha) Grosch
   Posted Mon November 12, 2018
Dear Oriole family,

I was greatly saddened to hear of Jimmy's passing. Our families have been close throughout the years. One of my fondest memories of Jimmy was during Christmas many years ago. We had wrapped a tiny mail truck into a huge package. He had to open about ten other wrapped boxes in order to get to it! Keep your memories alive! May he be at peace now. God bless!

Daniel L Gray& Roxanne gray
   Posted Tue November 13, 2018
The Oriole Family
The deepest Sympathy to the entire family! He was a great man and he will sadly be missed.

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