Calling Hours:
Monday, December 13, 2021, 1:00-3:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown, PA

Funeral Service:
Monday, December 13, 2021, 3:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown, PA

Burial with committal prayers will be in Rocky Glen Cemetery

Masks are required for all in attendance.

James R. Durney, age 85, of Adamsville passed away Tuesday afternoon, December 7, 2021 in the ER of UPMC Greenville.

He was born in Adamsville, PA on May 24, 1936 a son of Walter K. and Gertrude V. (Splitstone) Durney. He was a 1954 graduate of Jamestown High School and received a certificate for Inspection Mechanic from New Castle School of Trades.

On October 19, 1979, Jim married the former Betty Young, she survives. He was previously employed as a foreman at Trinity Industries and Hodge Foundry. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Greenville and Pumphouse #45, Hartstown.

In addition to his wife of 42 years; he is survived by a daughter, Gayle Pack of Adamsville; two sisters, Pat Reiter and her husband Ron of Jamestown and Carol Roshala of Sharpsville; a cousin, Ron Splitstone who was like a brother to Jim; three special great great nephews that called him buddy, Jacob Shaffer, Nicholas Rowalt, and Quentin Steider; several nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Bill Durney and Fred Durney.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Adamsville Presbyterian Church, 3979 Main St., Adamsville, PA 16110 or Youth Hunting Education Challenge, 1956 Mercer-Grove City Rd., Mercer, PA 16137.



  1. Pat Osborne Pat Osborne
    December 9, 2021    

    My deepest thoughts an prayers to all. Jim an my husband Jim were close friends, They will meet up together in heaven.

  2. William Shine William Shine
    December 10, 2021    

    Big Jim was a good man I worked for him in the punch room
    My condolences to his family

  3. Beth Brown Beth Brown
    December 10, 2021    

    Jim was a very good man . My deepest thoughts to the family I know him and Glenn will meet up in heaven and talk about all the good time we had with him and Betty. . sent to the family

  4. Greg Shaffer Greg Shaffer
    December 11, 2021    

    Rip uncle Jim lost but never forgotten and will always be missed by all

  5. Ray Peterson Ray Peterson
    December 11, 2021    

    The best boss I ever had in the Fab shop on machines #23 and #26. My condolences.

  6. Ray and Darlene Peterson Ray and Darlene Peterson
    December 11, 2021    

    Betty and Gayle, hold on to all the beautiful memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

  7. Mark and Linda Stewart Mark and Linda Stewart
    December 11, 2021    

    To the durney family…….. So sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Karyn and Dan McKinney Karyn and Dan McKinney
    December 12, 2021    

    You left us with beautiful memories Uncle Jim. You are loved and missed.

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