James Burke Kissinger, age 70, of Jamestown passed away Sunday morning, May 5, 2019 in UPMC Jameson, New Castle.

He was born in Sharon, PA on April 19, 1949 a son of Alvin J. and Margaret J. (Burke) Kissinger. He was a 1967 graduate of Kennedy Christian High School and was a self employed carpenter. Jim served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War where he received the National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Air Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star Medal, and Vietnam Campaign Medal.

James was a member of the Jamestown V.F.W. Post # 5424 and Jamestown Fireman's Club. Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, and listening to music.

He is survived by a daughter; Laura Mae Kissinger of Jamestown, a son; Jesse James Kissinger and his wife Rochelle of White House, TN, a sister; Jane Hephner of Sharon, and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jamie Rae Kissinger and his parents.

Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Inurnment will be private in Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Jamestown VFW Post # 5424, P.O.Box 464, Jamestown, PA 16134.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown.



  1. Joe Piccirilli Joe Piccirilli
    May 9, 2019    

    Jim remembering all the times we trout fished together, especially at pitthole creek. Thanks for the memories your friend joe

  2. Anonymous Anonymous
    May 9, 2019    

    We are so sorry for the lost of a
    Friend he will be missed our Deepest sympathy to his love ones
    FranK Galati and Maggie Iacino

  3. Bill Kerins Bill Kerins
    May 10, 2019    

    My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. I went to Kennedy with Jim and have lots of good memories.

  4. Bill Calvert Bill Calvert
    May 10, 2019    

    I will always remember Jim with a smile on my face. He was a good friend who always kept me laughing with his joking around. We definitely shared some good times together back in the day.

  5. Tom Biggins Tom Biggins
    May 20, 2019    

    Never really knew Jim. He was a cousin. knew He had been in Nam but he was in a lot more action than I.

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