James C.” Jim” Dempsey

Age 77, of Plum, passed away June 12, 2020 at Concordia of Fox Chapel. Left behind to cherish his memory includes his devoted wife, Darlene L. (Lilja) of 57 years; children, James M. (Jeanine) and Scott D. (Candi); grandchildren Dylan, Drake, Chandler and Casey.  Jim was fortunate to have strong family bonds; including sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, church family and friends. Jim was born and grew up in East Liberty where he met and ultimately married the girl next door. Jim later moved to Penn Hills where he raised his family. Jim was a very hard worker. He worked for Sears, Roebuck & Co. for 33 years including automotive and shipping/receiving departments. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Concordia of Fox Chapel for their compassionate and dedicated care.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s honor to Mount Hope Community Presbyterian Church, 12106 Frankstown Rd., Penn Hills, PA 15235.

Friends received in William F. Gross Funeral Home 11735 Frankstown Rd. (at Rodi Rd.), Penn Hills Tuesday, June 16, 2020, from 2-7 p.m. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. We will be following COVID-19 State guidelines. A celebration of life service will also be held at a later date.