James E. Cornman

December 17, 1939 ~ November 24, 2019 (age 79)


James E. Cornman, age 79, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at UPMC Hamot.  He was born in Erie on December 17, 1939 to the late Edwin and Marie (Lydon) Cornman.

At 79 years old, James still rode his motorcycle and enjoyed his grandchildren and family.  He is now at peace with the love of his life.

In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Nancy (Bargielski) Cornman, several brothers and sisters, and four great-grandchildren.

James is survived by his daughters, Debbie Mann and Katherine Kalinowski (Terry Sedney), two sons, Butch Cornman and Richard Cornman (Pam), and one brother, Robert Cornman (Doris), all of Erie, thirteen grandchildren, Angela, Brittany, Ann, Jonathan, Kaylie, Jennifer, Richard II, Jimmy, Jamie, Nick, Jason, Joey, and Josh, ten great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Edward J. Garr Funeral Home, 459 E. 12th St. Erie, on Sunday, December 1, from  2pm until the time of the service at 4pm.  Private burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery.

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December 1, 2019

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Edward J. Garr Funeral Home, Inc.
459 E 12th St.
Erie, PA 16503

Memorial Service
December 1, 2019

4:00 PM
Garr Funeral Home
459 East 12th Street
Erie, Pa 16503

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