O. James “Jim” Augustine, 77, of Mifflinville, died Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Born in Berwick on April 22, 1945, he was a son to the late Oscar I. and Emmaline M. (Butler) Augustine.
Mr. Augustine was a graduate of Berwick High School, Class of 1963. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War aboard the USS Uhlman in the South China Sea. Jim was employed by the Fulton Lamp Company and by Berwick Offray, from which he retired. He was a dedicated member of the Berwick Salvation Army, having served as the Corps Sergeant Major. Jim enjoyed golf and bowling, and was a fan of all of the Philadelphia sports teams.
Surviving Jim are siblings: Wilbur Augustine of Buffalo, NY, Marqueen Naugle of Belton, SC, Margaret Fish of Mifflinville, and George Augustine and wife, Ruth, of Nescopeck, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his step-mother, Catherine A. Boone, and siblings: Robert Augustine, Ida Swank, Rena Parker, Frank Augustine, William H. Augustine, and Bess Austin, Gilda Slusser, and June Kittle; and step-siblings: Charles Armstrong, Shirley Keller, and Betty Benscoter
All are welcome to join Jim’s family for his funeral service 11 AM Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at the Berwick Salvation Army, 320 W. Second Street, Berwick, PA 18603. Friends will be received from 10 AM until the time of the service. Major Sheryl Hershey will officiate. Interment will follow at Rose Lawn Cemetery, Berwick. Memorial contributions in Jim’s name can be made to the Salvation Army at the above address. The Kelchner, McMichael & Readler Funeral Home, Inc. is honored to serve the Augustine family. Online messages of comfort and support can be left at www.kelchnerfuneralhome.com.
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