James "Jim" C. Deane Jr.

May 26, 1955August 7, 2019

James Charles Deane, Jr., 64 of New Sewickley Township, passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at his residence. He was born May 26, 1955 in Butler, son of James Charles and Patricia (Gallagher) Deane, Sr., currently of New Brighton. Jim served his country during the Vietnam War with the Construction Group of the U.S. Navy, commonly known as the Seabees. He was a retired HVAC Service Technician with over 20 years of service at Climatech, Inc. Love for family was important to Jim. He was an avid fisherman. Jim enjoyed spending time with his boys, camping, hunting, and fishing in lakes, rivers and streams. He also had a passion for cars and often frequented car shows. Jim loved sports, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Pirates and NASCAR. His Saturdays and Sundays revolved around getting all of his chores done so he could recline and watch football and NASCAR. He was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Rochester. Jim was preceded in death by his brother-in-law: Wayne Ceratti. He is survived by his wife: Kelley (Wilkinson) Deane, New Sewickley Township; his parents: James and Patricia (Gallagher) Deane, Sr., New Brighton; two sons: Robert Deane, New Sewickley Township; Samuel “Sam” Deane, Pittsburgh; one brother and sister-in-law: Timothy “Tim” (Christina) Deane, San Francisco, CA; three sisters and brothers-in-law: Cathy (Ron) Wink, New Brighton; Colleen Deane, Ft. Myers, FL; Chris Ceratti, New Brighton; brothers-in-law: Tom Wilkinson and his wife Kim, Mars, PA; Robert Wilkinson, Hilliard, FL, Jack Wilkinson, Valencia, PA; sister-in-law: Jill Wilkinson, Valencia, PA, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m., Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at ST. CECILIA CATHOLIC CHURCH, 628 Virginia Ave, Rochester, PA 15074. If desired, memorial contributions may be directed to Wounded Warrior Project, Assisting the family with arrangements is the SAUL-GABAUER FUNERAL HOME, INC., On line condolences may be offered at


  • Memorial Mass Wednesday, August 14, 2019


James "Jim" C. Deane Jr.

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Cathy Markovich

August 21, 2019

My deepest sympathy to you, Cathy, and all of your Family. May your fond memories get you all through a very difficult time. Cathy Berchtold Markovich

Joe lagatta

August 14, 2019

Met Jimmy my first day at climatech he picked me up to take me to get my service vehicle, learned a great deal from this man .freezing our butts off in the cavernous freezers of Macdonald and wendy's distribution warehouses to the rooftops of hills department stores .my sympathy to his family.
He will be missed

Mark Schneider

August 9, 2019

Decades of memories fixing up the old red jeep all the time eating all his candy in his candy dish all the time he'd say holy hell homer and fill it back up for me. So many great fishing trips what a cool dude he was will miss him bad RIP buddy find us a hole to fish up there

Jackie Schneider

August 9, 2019

My husband, Mark, and Jimmy were coworkers at Climatech. That’s how I first met Jim. He was the kindest, most generous person I ever met. Jim always lent a hand to my family without ever being asked. He was there for me when I went through my own health crisis. I am truly blessed to have been his friend, and will miss him greatly! Rest in peace Jim.

Sandra T. Pierallini

August 9, 2019

Jimmy and I worked together for 10 years at Climatech before I left in 2013. He was always a gentleman with a smile for everyone! My deepest sympathies to all who knew and loved him. He will be missed and mourned by many.
May God grant you peace in your souls.