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James L. Cumberland
October 26, 1933 ~ November 18, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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James L. “Jim” Cumberland, 90, of Templeton, Pa. passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at his home. He was born October 26, 1933 in Butler, Pennsylvania, the son of Max and Florence Cumberland. He belonged to the First Presbyterian Church of East Brady. Jim enjoyed talking with the people of his community and attempted to serve those communities through public service as a Police Chief, Sheriff of Clarion County and PA State Representative. He was most proud of his contributions to bringing the 911 system to Clarion County which was first in the nation.
In his retirement he drove a school bus for Shriver Bus Company and enjoyed the students on his bus route. He enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh sports teams and listening to the Pittsburgh Pirates on the radio. Jim enjoyed spending time with his large family. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
He leaves behind to forever cherish his memory: his wife, Marilyn (Guthrie) Cumberland, of Templeton; daughters, Kim Crawford, of Kittanning, Sherry (Paul) Montgomery, of Vandergrift and Faye (Tom) Smith, of Ford City; son, Bradley (Rachel) Cumberland, of Rimersburg; sister, JoAnn (Larry) Palmer, of Chambersburg; special family friend, Ted Bearer, of Kittanning; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Larry Crawford.
Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023 at the Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home, 200 S. McKean St., Kittanning, Pa. Funeral services will be privately held by the family with The Rev. Raymond Eichler II officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Chicora, Pa. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jim’s memory to First Presbyterian Church of East Brady, P.O. Box 365 East Brady, Pa., 16028.