James Conti

Born: Thu., Aug. 8, 1935
Died: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 06, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 06, 2019
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

10:30 AM Mon., Oct. 07, 2019
Location: St. Gregory Church

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James C. Conti, age 84, resident of North
East, died on Friday, October 4, 2019, at
UPMC Hamot. He was born on August 8,
1935, the son of the late Frank and Jennie R.
(Castilone) Conti.
Jim graduated St. Gregory
High School in 1954
and served in the United States
Navy and Naval Reserves as a
Supply Clerk. He was formerly
employed by General Electric in
Erie for 28 years in plant protection.
He also worked at the William D.
Elkin Funeral Home and owned
and operated, with his wife, the
Lighthouse Keepers B&B. Jim was a member of St.
Gregory Catholic Church, GE Quarter Century Club,
North East American Legion Post 105, and formerly
served on the North East Zoning Board. He was also a
founder and member of the ROMEO Club and was the
author of the book “As I Saw It.” He enjoyed fishing,
hunting, antique cars, writing, joke telling, and spending
time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his
beloved wife, Diane C. (Riedel) Conti.
Jim is survived by his children, Mark Conti (Jackie)
of North East, Linda Lewis (Jeffery) of North
East, and Lisa Conti of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a sister,
Elaine Forbes (Robert) of Jamestown; grandchildren,
Nicholas Conti (Angela), Vincent Conti (Julie), Carley
Conti, and Olivia Conti; great-grandchildren, Parker,
Charlie, and Audrey; and several nieces, nephews,
and cousins.
Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral
Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East, on Sunday
from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., and are invited to attend
a prayer service on Monday at 10 a.m. at the funeral
home, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Gregory
Church at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be held at St. Gregory
Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the McCord
Memorial Library, 32 West Main Street, North East,
PA 16428 or to the Erie Elks Club, 2409 Peninsula Dr.,
Erie, PA 16506.

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Jaret & Tonya Morgan
   Posted Sun October 06, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. We are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Kevin & Diane Smith
   Posted Mon October 07, 2019
Mark, Linda, & Lisa,
Our deepest sympathy on your dad passing. He is one of the kindest people we ever met. He always had a good smile and was a pleasure to talk with. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

   Posted Sun October 13, 2019
Dear Conti Family,

We are truly saddened to learn of the loss of Jim. He worked with our father at General Electric Plant Protection also. Our Dad spoke highly of him. Jim was a very kind and decent fellow and will be missed by all who loved and knew him. May God guide you all through this sad time. God Bless you all. Amen~

Most Sincerely,
The Joseph V. Kloss Sr. Family of Greenfield Township, North East, PA 16428

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