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James A. Huybrecht

June 11, 1948 ~ March 5, 2019 (age 70)

James A. Huybrecht, 70 of Rural Ridge, Indiana Township died Tuesday March 5, 2019 at UPMC-St. Margaret’s ER. He was born June 11, 1948 in Kittanning to the late Albert F. and Rosa Belle (McKain) Huybrecht. Jim has lived in Rural Ridge for the past 37 years. He served his country during the Vietnam War in the US Navy. Jim worked as a general laborer for the former Burrell Construction, New Kensington for 17 years, when it closed worked as a truck driver for Three Rivers Trucking, Springdale for 4 years, until he retired. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Vandergrift, the Kirvan Hall, Springdale and the Outdoor Life Lodge, Fawn. Jim enjoyed hunting; fishing, snake hunting and anything outdoors though especially enjoyed spending time with his grandson and great-granddaughter.

Survivors include his wife Joanne (Myers) Huybrecht; daughter Kathy Myers and her fiancé Eugene Hester of Rural Ridge; grandchildren Stephen Marutiak of Natrona Heights and Brianna Marutiak of Rural Ridge; great-granddaughter Kathleen Marutiak; Brother Edwin (Laura) Huybrecht of Arnold and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his son Brian Myers and his sisters Baby Belle, Sally Youst and Arlene Hockenberry.

Friends will be received Thursday from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer, where services will be conducted Friday 11 am with the Rev. James C. Ramsey, officiating.  He will be laid to rest in Deer Creek Cemetery Mausoleum, Harmar Township.  View obituary online and leave condolences at

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