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James P. Wissenbach

February 27, 1935 - February 19, 2023


Obituary For James P. Wissenbach

Age 87, peacefully passed on Sunday, February 19, 2023, of Brentwood.

Beloved husband of 63 years to Madelyn (Columbus); loving father of James P. Jr. (Eileen Gallagher) and Karen A. Wissenbach; proud Papa of Krista M. (Dan) Hehman and Eli J. Wissenbach; brother of Barbara (Richard) Madden, Mariann Conley and the late Louis Edward Jr. and Dorothy Ash; brother-in-law of Jane (Edward) Bliss and the late Jo Klempay. Also will be missed by nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and friends. Jim was the retired owner and operator of Squirrel Hill Nursery and past president of the Pennsylvania Nurserymen's Association. He was a longtime parishioner of St. Sylvester Church. Jim was well-known for his love and passion for plants and flowers, as presented by all of his work and in his own yard. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Thursday, February 23, 2023 from 3-8 p.m. Funeral prayer on Friday morning at 9:30. Mass of Christian Burial in Blessed Trinity Parish, St. Sylvester Church at 10:30 a.m.

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  • 02/27/2023

    My Deepest Sympathy on the loss of Uncle Jim, such a quiet kind man! He Loved his family and all who knew him will always have loving memories of him. Prayers for you all at this time❤️ God Bless!!!

  • 02/24/2023

    I will remember Uncle Jim with that huge smile on his face. I will also remember him as an extremely intelligent individual. I recall extended family vacations at Clays Park swimming in the recreational Lake where those of us children would be playfully tossed by the adults; Uncle Jim stood out as extremely strong and solid as a rock. Separately, I recall my Grandfather teasing Uncle Jim, and saying: "you only spending time teasing those people that you like". Uncle Jim was a wonderful individual and I wish peace for the Wissenbach family and everyone who loved him.

  • 02/21/2023

    Dear Mamie, We are so sorry for your great loss and may God Bless Jim and You and the entire Wissenbach Family. He was a great Guy and a good Friend. We know He will. be well missed Our Prayers are with You at this sad time. RIP Jerry & Maureen Davern Union KY

  • 02/21/2023

    Keeping you in my prayers as you say farewell to Jim. He always had that pleasant smile. Carolyn