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Wm. James (Jim) Zwald, 73, of 143 Larch Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
He was born March 19, 1939 in Olean, N.Y., son of the late Clarence and Nina Dandois Zwald. He was a resident of St. Marys since 1960.
On June 18, 1960, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Sandra B. Salter, who survives.
He was a graduate of Cameron County High School, Class of 1958; was a graduate of Penn State DuBois with an associate degree in accounting; and was a retired employee of the St. Marys Carbon Co., serving as Human Resource Manager and retiring in 2001 after 33 years of service.
Mr. Zwald was a member of the Queen of the World Church, a 50-year-member of the Crystal Fire Department, where he served as past president; and a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus, where he served as Grand Knight and past treasurer.
He is also survived by two daughters, Jean Zwald of St. Marys and Maryland, and JoAnn (Roy) Seltzer of St. Marys; a son, David J. Seltzer (Beverly) of West Jordan, Utah; six grandchildren, Britney McDougall (Jared), Christine Zwald, Aaron Zwald, Clarissa Seltzer, Zachary Seltzer, Alex Seltzer and Andrew Seltzer; a great-granddaughter, Violet McDougall; a daughter-in-law, April Zwald of Ridgway; two brothers-in-law, Wayne Salter (Hazel) of Florida, and Dan Slade Sr. of Smethport; three nephews, Daniel, Gary and Tom Slade; and three goddaughters, Christine Zwald, Jill Cunningham and Trisha Meyer.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Zwald was preceded in death by a son, Michael J. Zwald, on April 1, 2012; two grandchildren in infancy, Scott Zwald and Evan Seltzer; and by a sister, Rachel Zwald Slade.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Wm. James (Jim) Zwald will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at noon, with the Rev. Michael Ferrick, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday from 6-8 p.m.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.