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James A. Micholas

April 11, 1935 ~ May 14, 2019 (age 84)
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James A. Micholas, 84, of Fawn Township, PA, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Elmcroft of Saxonburg surrounded by his family. 

James was born in Natrona, PA on Thursday, April 11, 1935 to the late John and Margaret Smith Micholas. He was an Army Veteran serving in the Korean War.  He was a self-employed mechanic at Micholas Auto, Fawn Township retiring in 2007 after 37 years of service.  He attended the Center United Methodist Church, Fawn Township.  James enjoyed spending time at camp with his family especially his grandchildren, riding on his pontoon boat and sitting around a campfire. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends at Palko’s.  He especially loved spending time with his son-in-law Todd as crew chief on the #66 late model.

James is survived by his wife of 56 years: Linda (Harbison) “Big Red” Micholas; his children: Michael (Chris) Micholas, Marla Micholas and Marcy (Todd) Bachman; his grandchildren: Lacey Levandoski whom they raised, Brittany Micholas, Shona Clark and Madalyn Smith and his great grandson and side kick Brody Clark; his siblings: Margaret “Sis” Pastoria, Bert (Carol) Micholas, Donald (Patricia) Micholas and Richard Micholas.  He was preceded in death by his parents and 3 brothers: John “Buzz”, Eugene and Edward Micholas.

Family and friends are invited from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Friday, May 17, 2019 to the ROBERT PETERS FUNERAL HOME INC., 1521 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, PA 15065 (724-224-7730), where services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, May 18, 2019 with Pastor Rob Wilson, officiating.  Private burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Indiana Twp., PA. For more information please visit

Memorial contributions can be made to: Elmcroft of Saxonburg, 100 Bella Drive, Saxonburg, PA  16056.

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