Samuel A. Teolis, Supervisor | Carmella M. Teolis, Funeral Director

James A. Alfera, 80

Mr. James A. Alfera, 80, of Ellwood City passed away on Saturday, February 11th, 2023 at the UPMC Passavant Hospital in McCandless Twp..

Mr. Alfera was born in Ellwood City on October 15th, 1942 to the late Joseph Samuel and Esther (Cirelli) Alfera. He had graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1961, and is a member of the Divine Grace Parish, Holy Redeemer Church. For over 30 years Jim worked at Calgon Corp. as a laboratory Technician and in quality control. Jim loved following the Pittsburgh Steelers and local sports teams along with trips to the casinos. He also enjoyed hunting but mainly being in the great outdoors.

James is survived by his wife of 40 years Mary Kaye (Migut) Alfera, sons Brian (Renee) Alfera of Ellwood City and Kevin Alfera of San Francisco, CA, granddaughters Kathryn and Gabriella Alfera, sister Linda (Tony) Camerot of New Castle, sister-in-law Shirley Perry of Ellwood City, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law Mike Perry.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2:00 pm until the time of the Blessing Service at 5:00 pm at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. with Father Jim Wehner officiating.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Alfera’s name may be made to; Holy Redeemer Angel Fund.


  • Rick Cancelliere Posted February 13, 2023 5:21 pm

    My deepest sympathies Mary Kay.

  • Kevin Alfera Posted February 13, 2023 6:40 pm

    I love you Dad. Rest In Peace. You will never be forgotten and are always in my heart.

  • Shirley Klindienst Sanders Posted February 13, 2023 7:05 pm

    Dear Mary Kaye,
    I am so very sorry the hear of Jim’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find peace in your memories.

  • Joy Adams Posted February 15, 2023 7:55 am

    MaryKaye you are in my thoughts and prayers. Bonnie, Gay Brad and our family send you our love and sympathy. to you and your family.

  • Sarah Kelley Posted February 16, 2023 1:25 pm

    I was so fortunate to have you in my life for such a long time. You will be missed so very much. Thank you for being the best father-in-law I could’ve ever asked for. I love you.

  • Gina Joseph-Smiley Posted February 17, 2023 12:40 pm

    Mary Kaye & family,
    Brian and I are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was such a wonderful man. He reminded me a lot of my dad because everyone loved him and he always had a smile on his face. It’s not surprising that 2 people so much alike, would now share the same date of passing. My dad died on February 11th as well. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Gina & Brian

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