Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc.

1014 California Ave, Pittsburgh, PA


James L. Hood

June 30, 1949September 11, 2019

James Lloyd Hood, 70, of Ligonier, PA passed away at Loyalhanna Care Center in Latrobe on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. He was born June 30,1949 in Stahlstown, PA to Lloyd Snyder Hood and Hilda Haering Hood.

Following graduation from Ligonier High School, Jim continued his educational path at Penn State for one semester until a severe, debilitating mental health illness ended his career opportunities. In his attempt to power through the disease in subsequent years, he secured an associate degree from Robert Morris Junior College and also received certification as an EMT.

Jim is survived by his loving sisters and their families. Irma (Glenn) Hutchinson of Ligonier, PA; Pat (Rich) Shockey of Greenfield, OH; and Pam (Harvey) Griffin of Irving, TX. Surviving nieces and nephews are Wendy (Michael) Stowell; Ken (Stacey) Stouffer and children Cheyenne and Wyatt; Madysen (Russell) Powell; Bailee (Shannon) Robinson and children Arwyn and Gwyneth; Kennedy Stewart; and Riley Stewart.

"Jimmy Lloyd" will be remembered by the wonderful staff at Loyalhanna Care Center as the sweet man who sang to them during his 3 1/2 year residency there. He would ask his sister Irma where he would be moving next. The response always was "to his Heavenly Father" which he now has done and broken the chains of his 52 year disease.

Special thanks is extended to the ViaQuest Hospice team who provided loving support during his last weeks and days and to his childhood friend Barry Hood who faithfully visited and kept in touch with him.

Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to The Union Mission in Latrobe, Post Office Box 271, Latrobe, PA 15650 expressly for the MicroLending Fund that is used for pre-qualified men who are working to begin their life anew.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 30th, at 11am in the Stahlstown United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc., 1014 California Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15202 (412-766-5600). Online condolences may be shared at www.pinkertonfuneralhome.net


  • The Union Mission in Latrobe


30 November

Celebration of Life

11:00 am

Stahlstown United Methodist Church


James L. Hood

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Larry D Long DMD Larry D DMD

September 18, 2019

So sorry about Jim's passing, he is whole again.
Will always remember being on the farms together and "helping" with the hay, fishing , and just hanging out when we were young , seems like ages ago-it was!
Larry Long
P.S. I will let Ron know.