James F. Kvitkovich

September 7, 1949 ~ June 18, 2022 (age 72)


James F. Kvitkovich, 72, of Greensburg, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Oak Hill Health Care, Greensburg.  Born September 7, 1949 in Spangler, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Ursula (Gueguen) Kvitkovich.  James was a retired mining engineer from John T. Boyd Co., a mining and geological consulting firm.


He is survived by his wife Jacqueline Hite Kvitkovich; brother David Kvitkovich of Northern Cambria and two sisters, Ann Nelson of Alpharetta, Georgia and Regina Kvitkovich of Fairfax, Virginia.  He is preceded in death by two brothers, John and Stephen Kvitkovich. 

An avid reader and learner all his life, James brought curiosity and a keen analytical mind to every task. He enjoyed his travels around the United States and the world for his work but never lost his taste for the foods he ate while growing up on a small farm in St. Benedict. These qualities and his innate good nature and thoughtfulness made him beloved by his extended family, colleagues, and friends.

James was a longtime volunteer for the Pittsburgh Section of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), spearheading its major annual fundraising project, with much of the funding going for student scholarships. He and his wife, Jacqueline, were also volunteers for the Salvation Army Greensburg Corps.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon 724-929-6183.

Condolences accepted at the funeral home’s website,

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either the scholarship fund of the Pittsburgh Section of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) or to the Hastings Public Library.

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