James "Jim" F. Mars, 70, of 1111 Wampum-New Galilee Rd., New Galilee passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Butler Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Jim was born in Wampum, PA on February 24, 1942 to the late James F. and Helen M. Hairhoger Mars. He was married to the former Pam McElwain in June of 1989. She preceded him in death on December 28, 2006. Jim retired from B & W. He was a member of Meridian Lodge No. 411 of the Free & Accepted Masons. Jim enjoyed woodworking and tending his large garden. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jeannie and Mark Barnes, a daughter, Dot Corbin and a son, Frank Mars, all of Ellwood City, a grandson, Grayson Corbin, two sisters, Jean Mars of New Galilee and Janice Green of Memphis, TN and two brothers, Eugene Mars of Memphis, TN and Jay Mars of Byrum, MS. Friends will be received on Friday, March 23rd from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and Saturday, March 24th from 10:00 AM to the time of service at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, March 24th at 11:00 AM with Rev. Dick Allen. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.
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