VALE, James W., 93, of Steubenville, died Saturday, December 19, 2009 at Valley Hospice Care Center North.
He was born July 15, 1916 a son of the late Allen and Emma Wolfe Vale. Jim was a member of Sycamore Tree United Methodist where he previously served on the church's board of trustees. He was a member of Steubenville Masonic Lodge 45, a 33rd degree mason, and Scottish Rite Valley of Steubenville A.A.S.R. Mr. Vale was a fifty-year employee of the former Miners and Mechanics Bank where he retired as president and chairman of the board of directors. He served as a trustee of the Union Cemetery Board, local YMCA and Trinity Health System Foundation Board. He was a former member of the Steubenville Rotary Club and Franciscan University Century Club. Jim was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during WW II. Jim's hobbies included playing the guitar and collecting clocks and his interests included cars, riverboats and trains. He was an active member of the community and his church.
Preceding Jim in death was his wife, whom he married in 1952, Kathryn Jones Vale in 1987.
Surviving are his cousins Lucille Smith of Steubenville, Ohio, Dorothy (Robert) Miller of Salem, Ohio and Marjorie (Victor) Greco of Weirton, W.Va.
Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, Wintersville Monday 6-8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Steve Modranski officiating. Burial at Union Cemetery. Masonic service Monday 5:45 p.m. Memorial donations may be directed to Valley Hospice, Masonic Learning Center or Sycamore Tree United Methodist Church.
Offer condolences at www.shorac.com.