James Matthew "Jimmy" Hess

Born: Thu., Feb. 27, 1964
Died: Thu., Mar. 21, 2019


12:30 PM to 1:30 PM, Sat., Apr. 13, 2019
Location: Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

1:30 PM Sat., Apr. 13, 2019
Location: Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home

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James Matthew "Jimmy" Hess, age 55, of St. Clair, PA passed away Thursday, March 21st, 2019 at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia.  Born in Hazleton, PA on February 27, 1964, he was the son of the late Reverend Gerald Byron and Virginia Ruth (Weight) Hess. Jim was a graduate of Saint Clair High School. He was a Certified Master Locksmith and owned and operated Hess Door & Lock, LLC. He was a member of the National Locksmith Association and the Associated Locksmiths of America. Jim was an avid gun collector who loved to go shooting. Jim is survived by his wife of 7 years, Gloria A. (Brown) Raver Hess; bonus family Heather Raver and her husband Steven Smulowitz and Ryan Raver and his wife Christin; their children Michela, Avery, and Mila Raver, Ayleigh Vance, and Brennen Smulowitz; brother Raymond Hess Sr.; sister Debbie Wood and her husband Ron; brother Charles Hess and his wife Gretchen; brother David Hess and his wife Diana; nephews: Raymond Jr, Daniel, Eric, Scott, Jeremy, Zachary, and Alex; and niece Maddie.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday April 13th at 1:30pm at the Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home in Port Carbon, with ......officiating. A visitation with the family will be held on Saturday from 12:30pm-1:30pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Servants To All Homeless Center, 4 South Centre St. Pottsville, PA 17901 Interment will be held private. Please send condolences to www.robertaevansjrfh.com

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   Posted Thu March 28, 2019
To The Family Of James Mathew "Jimmy" Hess: You have my sincere condolences during this sad occasion. The one and only true living God, who has created all things as we consider reading Psalms 83:18, in the Holy Bible. The Sovereign Lord Jehovah, is the most high over the entire Universe! He deserves Exclusive Devotion from all of mankind and Sacred Service to him,and to him alone.

The very notion of a loved one is dying is often distressing. No wonder,for death is unnatural. We were not designed to accept death as a normal part of life.

I would like to share a Scripture with you from the Holy Bible at 1Cor 15:26-" And the last enemy,death,is to be brought to nothing."

I invite you to www.jw.org for accurate Knowledge of the Holy Bible and more Bible Truths!
It Means your Life!

Judy & Dean Straight
   Posted Wed April 10, 2019
We are sorry to hear about Jim's passing. Our prayers are for you and the family. Jim mentored my husband in the locksmith business. We talked to him just a week before he passed because we needed help with a lock job we were doing at a private school. He said he wished he could help us. He was always so willing to give us verbal help. He will be missed.

Both my husband and myself lost our first spouses to illness and we know what you are going through. It is not easy. They are always in our hearts and missed.

Judy & Dean Straight