Born Sept. 1, 1921, in Madera, Pa., he was a son of Samuel and Ida B. (Galchick) Alouisa. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen M. (Grieco) Alouisa.
Jim was a graduate of Madera High School, Madera, Pa., and was a World War II Aircraft Mechanic Veteran. He worked as an aircraft mechanic at Piper Aircraft, Lock Haven, and was owner of Helen and Jim’s Superette in Jersey Shore from 1946 to 1979.
He was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church and a member of the Holy Name Society. He was a member of Knights of Columbus (3rd Degree Knight), and he was a life member of B.P.O.E. Jim had over 20 years of service on Jersey Shore Borough Council, in which he was the councilman in charge of finance. He was the former vice-president of Jersey Shore Area Swimming Pool; a former member of the Jersey Shore Hospital Board and a former member and first male president of the Jersey Shore Parent Teacher Organization (P.T.O.). Jim was a former president of Tiadaghton Gardens of Jersey Shore; former president of Jersey Shore Planning Commission and former president of Jersey Shore Little League. He was an AYSO soccer coach, a charter member of Citizens Hose Company, Jersey Shore, and a member of the Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving are a daughter, Helen C. Sommers of Williamsport; two grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Vanemon of Chester Springs and Brian M. Sommers of Lewisburg two great-grandchildren, Paige I. Vanemon, and Lily K. Vanemon, both of Chester Springs and a brother, Frank Alouisa of Freeholt, NJ.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Samuel Alouisa.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Church of St. Luke, 120 Kendall Ave., Jersey Shore. Burial will follow in Jersey Shore Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Jersey Shore Veterans. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, at the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. A vigil service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.