James A. Karl

July 1, 2021


Karl – James A., 89, Richland. Died July 1, 2021, at Windber Hospice. Born June 28, 1932, in Johnstown. Son of the late John and Frances (Smith) Karl. Also preceded in death by; brothers John F.; Charles W. “Bill”; and Bruce Karl. Survived by his loving wife of 59 years, the former Dorothy Gahagen; children: James, married to Mary Wolfhope, New Cumberland; Janet, wife of William Davis, Carrolltown; and Thomas, married to Laurie Herdman, Richland; 5 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren; sisters: Barbara Reighard, Sidman; Nancy Hebel, FL; and brother, Don, AZ. Jim was a retired truck driver. Member of Bethany United Methodist Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother who will be deeply missed. At Jim’s request, there will be no public visitation or service. A private service with inurnment at Oak Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at Windber Hospice. Cremation by Laurel Highlands Crematory at Harris Funeral Home, Inc. (Online condolences may be posted to


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Donna & Leroy Black

July 3, 2021 10:31 AM

We are sorry to hear of your loss.  Will always remember Jim as a hsppy person who enjoyed life.  Our sympathy to Dorothy and familly.

Kathy Allison

July 2, 2021 7:03 PM

Such wonderful memories of time spent together since I was little. A lot of Saturday night visits at each other’s homes. Jim always made us laugh. I am certain my Dad and Jim are together again being best buddies. You are all in my thoughts and prayers 💕

Dave Layman

July 2, 2021 5:25 PM

It is with a sad heart that I offer my sincere condolences to the family. Jim was such a great guy, who treated me so well when I was a kid. He took me on his tractor and trailer with him one day, and I will never forget that great event! And is WAS an event. We always talked about that when we would see each other. If any gentleman is is heaven, it is Jim. Godspeed, my friend.

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