James G. Cordis, age 82, of Irwin, formerly of McKeesport, died March 2, 2019, at UPMC McKeesport. Born December 14, 1936, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late George and Olga (Vourlos) Cordis and the husband of Beverly (Mrvos) Cordis, for over 62 years. James was retired from the McKeesport Area School District, where he taught Earth Science and he was past President of the MAEA. He was also the former owner of C.J.'s Deli of North Huntingdon. James was a member of the Annunciation of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church. He was past Exalted Ruler of the former Elks Lodge # 136 of McKeesport, a member of the NRA and the AARP Chapter # 3221. He enjoyed playing cards, he never lost a game of Solitaire, bowling, and he was an avid Pittsburgh Penguin fan. His greatest joy was spending time with the love of his life, his beloved wife Beverly. James is survived by his children, Cynthia Cordis of Irwin, Mary Jane Cordis of North Huntingdon, Joan (Robert) Weinburger of Eagle River, AK, James Cordis of North Huntingdon and Thomas M. (Stephanie) Cordis of North Huntingdon; grandchildren, Nichole, Chuck, Katie, Caleb, Skyler, Tommy, Nicholas, Jamie, Wesley, Chris and Lauren; great grandchildren, Burke, Connor, Baylee, Darien and Clark; sister, Ethel Fatandas of White Oak; also nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by sons, John and Timothy; grandson, Julian; sisters, Jean Cordis and Mary Padusi. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., with the Trisagion service at 7:30 p.m. A funeral service will be celebrated on Thursday, 10 a.m., at the Annunciation of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church. Fr. George Daskalakis will be the celebrant. Entombment will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com
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