James M. Doerfler

Born: Tue., Apr. 16, 1963
Died: Sun., Apr. 28, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., May 01, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., May 01, 2019
Location: Hart Funeral Home Inc

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., May 02, 2019
Location: Hart Funeral Home Inc

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James M. Doerfler, age 56 of New Bethlehem passed away at home on Sunday, April 28, 2019.  He was born April 16, 1963 in Pittsburgh, son of the late William and Lois Simpson Doerfler.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Mark Doerfler.  Jim spent his career as a truck driver traveling across the country driving “Caroline” his truck.  His dedication to his children and grandchildren was his passion in life.  He expressed his love for music by attending concerts and loved Karaoke.  In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with the families at the Moose Lodge, which he was an active member.  He was known for his “Donald Duck” voice, quick wit, his infectious smile, and his kind and compassionate spirit.  He is survived by his former spouse, Susan Bell; three loving daughters, Danielle (Robert) Drum, Brittany (Chad) Freuchtel, and Amanda (Nicholas) Walters, and a loving son, Robert Doerfler;  four grandchildren, Landon, Madison, Declan, Colt, and a grandson on the way. He is also survived by his six brothers and sisters, Linda Kriedler, Jacqueline (George) Rold, Karen (Scott) Pelkofer, John (Jackie) Doerfler, his twin sister, Sandra (John) McCue, and Michael (Susan) Doerfler; numerous nieces and nephews, and his beloved traveling cat, Jake.  Visitation Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Hart Funeral Home Inc., Murrysville where a funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Dan Lawrence officiating.  Interment will follow at Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.  If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Moose-Lodge #366, 440 Broad Street New Bethlehem, PA 16242 in Jim’s name.  www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com

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Greg Hill
   Posted Tue April 30, 2019
so sorry for your loss, he was a great friend and a great man.

Chris Mohney
   Posted Tue April 30, 2019
Please accept my deepest and heartfelt sympathy. Jim was one of the nicest, kind-hearted, funny and greatest guys I've ever met. Sending thoughts and prayers for peace to his family, friends and his traveling mate fur baby. RIP in my friend until we meet again.

Theresa Byrnes
   Posted Tue April 30, 2019

RAY OF SUNSHINE was sent by Terri Byrnes.

With loving memories of Jimmy. Your cousin, Terri

Charles Emerick
   Posted Tue April 30, 2019

DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Chuck Emerick.

Sue, Brittany, Danille, Amanda, Robert and family, Hugs from afar. Please know that each and everyone of you are in our thoughts and prayers! Love Chuck and Tim

Kathleen Hartmann-Taylor
   Posted Wed May 01, 2019
I have no words to express the sadness that we feel. Susan, Danielle, Brittany, Amanda, Robert, Sandy Mike, Linda, Jackie, Karen, John and families our love, thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Jimmy was a good brother-in-law to me and a great Uncle to my kids. Mia thought his duck voice was funny and he always made her laugh. We will miss you! Until we meet again Jimmy...Quack Quack...xoxoxoxo. Love, Kathie Courtney, Austin and Mia

Erika Daxbeck
   Posted Wed May 01, 2019


With our deepest sympathies. Your friends at BKD.

Dennis & Tammy Colwell
   Posted Wed May 01, 2019
He spoke with tons of love about his kids & grandkids. So proud. Too young to be gone already.

Ruth Mohney
   Posted Thu May 02, 2019
I was one of the bartenders at the Moose Lodge in New Bethlehem #366. Jim was great person, he always wore a smile, lending a helping hand, always showing us pics of his family...kids & grandbabies. He absolutely adored his family time. His funny jokes will always be remembered, as for one, every time he went to leave to go home...he would always say “I’m going home to walk my fish” Jim was a free spirited trucker that loved his Caroline! He will be deeply missed, He was an awesome person! My thoughts & prayers are with his family!! RIP Jim

Corinne Anderson
   Posted Thu May 09, 2019
I had the pleasure working with Jim,I was his old dispatcher when work was slow he use tell me he wasn't making enough money to feed his fish.He was loved by all. Going to miss you Jimmy!

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