|Birth: ||Jan. 13, 1926|
|Death: ||Aug. 4, 2010|
James Hazlett, 84, of Richmond, Va., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, peacefully at his residence. James was born Jan. 13, 1926, in Tarentum, the son of the late James and Anna Hazlett Sr. Jim graduated from Tarentum High School in 1944 and entered the Air Force during World War II. Upon discharge, he attended Kiski Prep before enrolling at Westminster College. He subsequently transferred to Susquehanna to play football under Amos Alonzo Stagg. While at Susquehanna, he was named Little All-America while playing center in 1950. Upon graduation, he became coach at Springdale High School where he had an undefeated 10-0 season in 1959. After leaving Springdale, he coached football and baseball at Edinboro, Susquehanna and Kean Colleges before going to Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia where he was working up until a few months ago. In addition to being inducted into the Hall of Fames at Edinboro and Susquehanna, he was inducted into the Alle-Kiski Sports Hall of Fame in 1987. Jim enjoyed music, sports and boating on the Chesapeake Bay. He was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church, Richmond, Va.
He is survived by his brother-in-law, Raymond G. Keener, of Millersville, Md.; four nieces; three nephews; three great-nephews; and one great-niece. Jim is preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen "Kay" (Thompson) Hazlett, who passed in 2004; his sister, Arla Mae Gwynn; his niece, Corby Bailey; sister-in-law, Josephine "Jay" Keener; and his brother-in-law, David and his wife, Shirley, Thompson.
At Mr. Hazlett's request, there will be no public visitation. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell, with Father Gary Miller, of Holy Innocents Episcopal Church in Leechburg, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Fork Union Military Academy, 4744 James Madison Highway, Fork Union, VA 23055, or All Saints Episcopal Church, 8787 River Road, Richmond, VA 23229-8303.
Valley News Dispatch 8/6/2010
Kathleen Thompson Hazlett (1931 - 2004)*
Greenwood Memorial Park
Plot: Section O, Plot 220
Maintained by: Jim & Janet Tudor Devore
Originally Created by: Donna Butler Sheaffer
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55989024