James G. Nolan
Age 94, formerly of Mt. Washington, died in Florida, on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Husband of the late Regina Margaretta Sullivan; father of James Michael Nolan, Jill Nolan Harris (Fiancé, James Robert Johns) and the late Jeffery Sullivan Nolan (survived by, wife Debra Nolan); grandfather of James Paul Nolan (Lesley Rooke), Katie Sullivan Nolan,Jeffrey James Nolan (Jesse) and the late Jessica Kathleen Nolan; great grandfather of Hobson James Nolan; dear friend of the late Alma Eggers; brother-in-law of the late Patricia Sullivan. Son of the late James Lawrence Nolan and Gertrude Mary Earl; He was raised by his grandmother, the late Nellie Nolan and his Aunt Marie (Nolan) Feltovich. James was born January 2, 1926 in Pittsburgh, PA. He volunteered for the Marine Corps on April 27, 1944. He went to San Diego for Boot Camp. In the Marine Corps, Jim became an Operating Engineer and was in the Third Division assigned to the 3rd Pioneer Battalion. After his training he was sent to Guam for the clean-up. On February 20, 1945, Jim fought at Iwo Jima and was part of the 2nd wave. After the Japanese surrendered and the war was over, Jim was sent to the Occupation of China where he was stationed at the capital, Peking. In May of 1946 he was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps and returned to Pittsburgh, PA, and became an Operating Engineer for the City of Pittsburgh. He served in the Honor Guard of the Mt. Washington VFW Post 5111 where was a Commander for many years. Jim was a lifelong member and usher at St. Mary of the Mount Parish, Democratic Committeeman, Union Leader, Scout Leader and active in many other organizations. He was inducted in the Mt. Washington Sports Hall of Fame in 2018. He moved to Dunedin, FL., and was a proud member of American Legion Post 275. Jim never missed a Memorial Day commemoration and led the community in singing God Bless America. If desired contributions in Jim's name can be made to the Charity of your choice. Friends received on Thursday 6-8 pm and Friday 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at the Brusco - Falvo Funeral Home, Inc. 214 Virginia Ave. Mt. Washington (412-381-2323). Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Mount Church on Saturday at 10 a.m., immediately followed by Military Honors by the VFW Post 5111. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH.
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