Meadville Tribune

June 17, 2013

James Michael (Mike) Hall


GREENCASTLE — James Michael (Mike) Hall, 64, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2013.

Born April 22, 1949, in Meadville, he was a son of the late James Oscar and Alice Euliano Hall. He had been a Franklin County resident for 39 years.

Mike was a graduate of Churchill Area High School in Pittsburgh and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He was a social studies teacher and coach in the Greencastle-Antrim School District before embarking on an entrepreneurial career as a sales engineer and owner of Hagerstown Industrial Supply Co.

He especially loved American history, politics and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. Mike had a generous spirit and a boisterous personality. He will be remembered as a man who could light up a room and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Some of his fondest memories were ones spent with family members and friends near and far.

Mike was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church of Greencastle. He was a former member of Hagerstown Rotary Club; current memberships include Greencastle Sportsman’s Club, Moose Lodge 1790, American Legion 517 and Veterans of Foreign Wars 6241, all of Mercersburg.

Surviving family include his beloved wife of 39 years, Carol Rastetter Hall; three children, Allison Zeger and her husband, Craig, Kelly Stoner and her husband, Kevin, and James Michael Matthew (Macke) Hall, all of Mercersburg; five grandchildren, Grant and Carly Zeger and Sophia, Zachary and Alexander Stoner, all of Mercersburg; a brother, Dennis Hall and his wife, Holly, of New Palestine, Ind.; a sister, Cindy Lopez and her husband, Pete, of Ft. Collins, Colo.; and many adoring aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws.

A viewing will be held at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church, 385 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle, with the Rev. Joe Carolin as celebrant.

Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to Johns Hopkins Heart & Vascular Institute, 600 N. Wolfe St., Blalock 536, Baltimore, Md. 21287,