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James F. Orwig, Sr.

June 30, 1931 ~ May 12, 2019 (age 87)

James Franklin (Jim) Orwig, Sr., 87, of Orwigsburg, passed away Sunday, May 12th, at Laurel Center, Hamburg. Jim was born in Orwigsburg on June 30, 1931, a son of the late Lillis N. (Fine) and George D. Orwig. He was the widower of Patricia A. (Freed) Orwig and the brother of Phil Orwig.  Survived by five grandchildren, Stacey, Stephanie, Lindsay, Carolyn, Tom and nine great grandchildren.   He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Orwigsburg, and graduated from Orwigsburg High School, Class of 1949.   He is survived by a daughter, Cynthia L. Stoyer, of Langhorne, and a son, James F. Orwig, Jr., husband of Andrea, of Kutztown.   He was predeceased by his daughter, Deborah A. Stabinsky and his grandson, Brandon J. Stabinsky.

Jim honorably served his community in various roles.  He was an Orwigsburg police officer, Mayor of Orwigsburg for eight years, Deputy Game Commissioner and served on many local committees.  He was a member of various community organizations, such as the Orwigsburg Lions Club.  Jim was a welcomed sight for many local farmers, as he provided veterinary assistance to numerous farm animals.  He was a steward of the Second Mountain and embraced and loved the importance of the outdoors and nature.  Anyone who came in contact with him felt his intense love for nature. 

There will be a "One Last Trip to the Second Mountain" Service at 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 25th at Hamilton - Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Orwigsburg. Memorial Gathering from 12:00 until time of service. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Orwigsburg Historical Society.


Donations may be made to:

Orwigsburg Historical Society
109 East Mifflin Street, orwigsburg PA 17961


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