James L. Hirst, age 83, formerly of Mill Village, passed away Friday, September 21, 2018 at UPMC Hamot in Erie, PA. He was born March 12, 1935 in Codogan, PA.

Hirst, JimOn June 30, 1956, Jim was married to Ida C. Crocker, and she preceded him in death on October 29, 2013. The two of them loved spending winters in Florida for many years.

Family members include three sons– Michael J. Hirst and his wife Deborah of Waterford, Mel L. Hirst and his wife Kim of Millcreek, and Daniel C. Hirst of Wattsburg; four grandchildren– Jill Hirst, Jody Webb, Kevin Hirst, and Ryan Hirst; two great-granddaughters– Claire and Casey Wellejus; and a step-grandson, Zachary Robinson.

Friends may call at Van Matre Funeral Home in Waterford on Monday from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at which time the funeral service will begin. Burial will be in Mill Village Cemetery.

The Hirst family requests memorials be made in Jim’s memory to the Mill Village Fire Department.