Edward James (Jim) Hanks, Jr.

December 2, 1939 ~ February 15, 2019 (age 79)

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Edward James (Jim) Hanks, Jr., 79, of Cambridge Springs, passed away Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Crawford County Care Center.


He was born December 2, 1939 in Meadville, a son of Edward James and Mildred Lasher Hanks, Sr.  He married Ruth Sanders August 19, 1972.


Jim was a 1959 graduate of Meadville High School and proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1965.  He was employed at Carnation Can Company, Cambridge Springs for over 35 years.


A member of Draketown Christian Church, Jim was an awarded student of the Arthur Murray Dance Studio and enjoyed oil painting and bicycling.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 381, Cambridge Springs, volunteer for the Cambridge Area Volunteer Ambulance Service and formerly played Santa Claus in Cambridge Springs.


Survivors, in addition to his loving wife Ruth, include two daughters, Julie Lippert (John) of Saegertown and Susan Kavelish (Michael) of Edinboro; four grandsons, Jeffrey Labonowski, Justin Hunter, and Michael and James Kavelish; two great-grandsons, Damian and Wyatt; and a sister, Elaine Hanks of Meadville.


A memorial service will be Saturday, February 23rd at 1:00 p.m. at Draketown Christian Church, 12460 Draketown Rd., Edinboro with Pastor Ron Kennedy officiating.


Memorials may be made to the Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, 581 Chestnut St., Meadville, PA 16335 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 1600 Peninsula Dr., Suite 15, Erie, PA 16505.


The arrangements have been entrusted to the ROBERT W. WAID FUNERAL HOME, 581 CHESTNUT ST., MEADVILLE where memories and condolences may be shared at

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Memorial Service
February 23, 2019

1:00 PM
Draketown Christian Church
12460 Draketown Road
Edinboro, PA 16412


Robert W. Waid Funeral Home
581 Chestnut St., Meadville PA 16335
Tel: 1-814-724-1021

Alzheimer's Association (N/W PA Chapter)
1600 Peninsula Drive, Suite 15, Erie PA 16505
Tel: 1-814-456-9200

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