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December 15, 2017

James J. ‘Musher’ Misanik – New Eagle

flagJames J. “Musher” Misanik, 71, of New Eagle, died Sunday, June 18, 2017, in the Donnell House Hospice Center, Washington, Pa. Born June 7, 1946, in New Eagle, he was the son of the late Joseph and Helen Paulick Misanik. After his graduation from Monongahela High School, Jim enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served in the Vietnam War stationed mostly in Africa and Lybia. He retired in 1987 from the Boiler Makers Local Union No. 906 and No. 154 as a welder. He was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish in Monongahela, the Charleroi Archery Club and most of all enjoyed belonging to the AMA remote control air plane club in Mingo. Surviving are his wife, Linda Miller Misanik; two daughters, Patience and husband, James Herman, of Ligonier, and Tammy O’Hearn of New Eagle; three sisters, Joyce Misanik (Rick Allen), Janet (James) Bath of New Eagle, and Joanne Misanik; and a sister-in-law, Jean Misanik all of New Eagle; along with several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death was his twin brother, Joseph Misanik who died Nov. 29, 2015. Friends will be received at the MARSHALL MARRA FUNERAL HOME, 216 Chess St., Monongahela, 724-258-6767,, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral prayers will begin in the funeral home Wednesday June 21, 2017, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial that will be celebrated in St. Damien of Molokai Parish with Father William Terza as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Carroll Township, with military honors conducted by the Mon-Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad.