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James Studebaker
  • April 01, 1946
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  • January 24, 2021

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James Edward Studebaker, age 74, died of Pulmonary Fibrosis on January 24, 2021, in The Villages, FL. James is survived by his loving wife Rudelle Studebaker and his brother, Jack. He is preceded in death by his father, Blair Studebaker, mother, Frances Studebaker and his brother, Ross.

James was born in Pittsburgh, PA on April 1, 1946, to parents Blair and Frances Studebaker. James in life obtained a Principal certificate, Bachelors degree and Masters degree. He later married his wife Rudelle in 1976.

James was a social and active man who was deeply involved in basketball and golf coaching which he loved. His family and friends will always remember him as a personal, caring and loving person. James has received such an amazing out pour of love from his fraternity brothers, he was loved so much by many.

The family will be holding private services in the coming year.

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  1. Joanne Jenkins says:
    01 Mar 2021
    Dear Rudelle, my sister saw Jim's obituary in the Pittsburgh paper. He was the best man when I married Bob Heddleston back in June 1969. You may remember me as we did enjoy your company for several years until Bob and I divorced. I am living in Sunset Beach, NC and actually still working! Jim was such a great guy and I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you and your family find peace and comfort in knowing how many dear friends Jim had.

    Joanne Recker Heddleston Jenkins (now Oxnard!)

  2. Judy Clarke Dehr says:
    10 Feb 2021
    Dear Rudelle,

    So sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I’ll always remember Jim as my older fun-loving, big teaser cousin who I had so much fun with. I hope you are doing well. Let me know if there is anything I can do.

  3. Don & Fae Weste says:
    02 Feb 2021
    We are so sorry about Jim’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Rudelle & family.

  4. Nadine & Rich Mahoney says:
    31 Jan 2021
    We were so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We enjoyed his humor and ability to tell stories. Our reunions won't be the same without him there . Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers!
    With Deepest Sympathy.
    Nadine and Rich Mahoney

  5. Jennifer Ross says:
    30 Jan 2021
    My sincere condolences to Rudelle and the family. Jim was a great guy and it was fun having him live across the street from me as I was growing up and he was coaching basketball at Wilkinsburg. I always had fun beating him at HORSE in my driveway...mostly because he hated to lose! I always had to bring out circus shots because he’d try to make shots from in street...further than I could shoot as a high school girl. I bet he’s up there in Heaven practicing! RIP Jim. You will be missed.

  6. Jim Michaels says:
    29 Jan 2021
    I didn't get to know Jim until we played together on the WHS golf team. He was the kind of guy who made people feel at ease immediately. Jim was also a strong force in reaching out to the Class of 1964.
    You have my deepest sympathy.
    Jim Michaels

  7. Jim Michaels says:
    29 Jan 2021
    I didn't get to know Jim until we played on the WHS golf team together. He was the kind of guy who made people feel at ease with him immediately. He was also a great force in reaching out to the Class of 1964.
    You have my deepest sympathy, Rudelle.
    Jim Michaels

  8. Troy Marshall says:
    29 Jan 2021
    My Uncle Jim was and will always be one of the smartest,and most caring people I've ever had the opportunity to know and respect. I am fortunate to have called him UNCLE!
    Love you

  9. Sophea Bukes Chapas says:
    27 Jan 2021
    Dear Rudelle,
    Jim was a special guy who cared about everyone and everyone cared about him. He was a driving force who kept our Wilkinsburg High class of 1964 together.
    May His Memory Be Eternal.
    My deepest sympathy-
    Sophea Bukes Chapas

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