James A. “Shine” O’Boyle, 73, of Shenandoah, passed away peacefully early Thursday morning at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey.
Born in Lost Creek on March 10, 1945, he was a son of the late Edward “Ted” and Barbara (Coyle) O’Boyle.
He was a graduate of the former Shenandoah Catholic High School.
Shine was a retired pipefitter for the Pipefitters/Plumbers Local Union 524 of Scranton. Later he was employed as an aide to former congressman Timothy Holden.
He was a member of the former St. Mary Magdalene Church, Lost Creek, and the former Annunciation BVM Church, Shenandoah, and was currently a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah. He was also a member of the AOH of Girardville, the Phoenix Fire Company and the Glovers Hill Athletic Club, both of Shenandoah, and the Saint Clair Fish and Game Club. Shine was a member of the former Sons of Italy, Girardville, West End Fire Company and Citizens Fire Company, both of Lost Creek. He also enjoyed entertaining at the yearly Lost Creek Minstrel shows at St. Mary Magdalene Church. Shine was proud of his Irish heritage and was an avid Notre Dame fan. He most especially enjoyed the time spent socializing with his family and friends.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his wife, the former Theresa M. Sherpensky, on April 9, 2017; two brothers, Joseph and Terrance O’Boyle, and one sister, Barbara Ann O’Boyle.
Surviving are two sons, Jason O’Boyle, Conshohocken, and Kevin O’Boyle, Shenandoah; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear and loyal friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Divine Mercy Church, 232 W. Cherry St., Shenandoah. Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, pastor, will be the celebrant. Interment of both Shine and his late wife, Theresa, will follow in Our Lady of Dawn Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 8:30 until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah.
Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.