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James E. Thornhill

October 9, 1942 — April 27, 2019


James E. Thornhill age 76 of Canonsburg passed away Saturday April 27, 2019 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital Pittsburgh. He was born October 9, 1942 in Pittsburgh a son of the late Raymond and Eleanor Miller Thornhill. He lived in the Canonsburg area since 1985 and was a member of St Patrick Roman Catholic Church. Jim had been a police officer for the city of Pittsburgh for 26 years and prior to his retirement was employed by the State of Pennsylvania as a Professional Investigator with the Department of State Occupational Licensing Bureau. He served with the United States Army in Germany and was a member of the American Legion Post 793 of Cecil and the Fraternal Order of Police Ft. Pitt Lodge # 001. Jim was also a member of the Avella Sportsmen’s Association and was an avid fisherman who enjoyed his dog Thorne who died the day Jim recently went into the hospital. On June 17, 1972 he married Margaret “Margie” Rosso who survives. Also left behind to cherish his memory are his two sons; William J. (Marilyn) Thornhill and Mark John Thornhill both of Pittsburgh, his daughter Stacy Marie (Tim) Peterson of Champlin Minnesota, two grandchildren; Faith and Luke Peterson, two brothers Raymond Thornhill of Sarasota Florida and Richard Thornhill of Portersville, a sister, Ruth Kahn of Beechview and several nieces and nephews. Deceased in addition to his parents are two brothers; Michael and Thomas Thornhill

Friends and family are welcome from 4-8pm Wednesday May 1, 2019 in Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. Joseph P. Salandra LFD owner/supervisor Darla Tripoli LFD  304 West Pike Street Canonsburg where departing prayers will be recited at 10:30 am Thursday May 2, 2019 with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11am in St. Patrick Church 317 West Pike Street Canonsburg. Interment with full Military Rites by the VFW Post 191 of Canonsburg will take place at 12:30 am in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil twp.

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