James Archie Brittain, 87, of 382 Old Pittsfield Road, Youngsville, passed away Friday, October 9, 2020 at the Rouse Home in Youngsville. Born February 9, 1933 in Smethport, PA, he was the son of the late George N. and Elizabeth Malin Brittain. He was in the Navy Reserves from 1951 – 1954.
He was one of the builders of the St. Louis Arch when he worked for Pittsburgh DeMoines in Warren. He was retired from his employment at the National Forge Company in Irvine where he worked for 26 years. He also had worked for Warren Bus Lines driving school bus for over 12 years. He was a certified umpire and enjoyed coaching Little League and Girl’s Softball for many years. He was a member of the Irvine Presbyterian Church, the Halgren-Wilcox Post 658 of the American Legion of Youngsville, the Brokenstraw Fish and Game Club and the Watson Grange.
Surviving are 2 daughters, Debra (Allen) Henry of Youngsville and Karen L. (Ron) McClure of Indiana, PA; a son, Stephen N. Brittain of South Carolina; a step-daughter, Peggy Ann Teconchuk of Warren; a sister, Betty Jane Briggs of Warren; 9 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Louise Chambers Brittain in 2016 whom he married on May 16, 1952; 2 brothers, George Herbert Brittain and Donald Andrew Brittain and a sister, Harriet May Baum.
Friends will be received on Monday, October 12th from 4 – 7 pm at McKinney Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Inc. in Youngsville where a private funeral service will be held on Tuesday. Burial will be private and will be in Warren County Memorial Park. The family suggests those wishing to place memorials may do so to the Irvine Presbyterian Church, Shriner’s Hospital of Erie or the Youngsville Marching Band.
Due to current CDC guidelines during the pandemic, masks will be required. We ask that you enter the building from the front entrance unless the handicapped ramp is desired for entrance to the building which is from the rear entrance. This will help us to control the maximum capacity of 50 occupants.