James “Jim” Thomas Uhring, 64, of Bellefonte, peacefully passed away, while holding his wife’s hand, on Thursday, July 20, 2023. He valiantly battled health issues for over the past six years. Born on January 15, 1959, in Latrobe, he was the son of the late John Uhring and Imelda (Bridge) Uhring, and his stepfather, Edward Ransel. On September 24, 1994, he married the love of his life, Elise (North) Uhring, who survives at home after sharing nearly 29 years of marriage together.
Jim was a 1978 graduate of Latrobe High School. He went on to graduate from The Pennsylvania State University in 2004 with his Bachelor of Arts. In 2008, with his wife, they opened Uhring’s Hearing & Balance Center. Jim was the business manager and marketing director while Elise continues to own and operate the business as an audiologist. In 2020, Jim suffered his second stroke and retired.
In addition to his wife, Elise, he is survived by their two children, Andrew Uhring (fiancée Alyssa Hamaty) of Washington D.C., and AnaLise Uhring of Bellefonte, and Riley, the family dog, whom Jim resisted bringing home at first, but ended up being buddies with for years to come. Also surviving is a brother, Edward Uhring (Sharon) of Latrobe, and dozens of nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents and stepfather, he was predeceased by two sisters, Monica Uhring and Joan Grubich, and a brother, John Uhring.
Jim enjoyed gardening, singing, and cooking. He especially enjoyed antiquing and had a passion for thrift stores. Jim will best be remembered for his incredible generosity, kindness, and amazing sense of humor. He was anxiously awaiting the upcoming wedding of his son, Andrew and fiancée, Alyssa, in September of this year.
Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, from 1:00-2:00 PM, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 250 E. College Avenue, State College. A memorial service will begin at 2:00 PM, at the church, with Rev. Greg Milinovich officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc. in Bellefonte.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Mary Lose for caring for Jim and Trina Priester who significantly improved his quality of life over this past year.