James E. Feeney retired as chief operating officer in 2001 from Wheatland Tube Corp., Wheatland, PA. He was with the company for 41 years. Some of Mr. Feeney’s extensive community leadership and involvement includes 40 years on the board of Sharon Regional Health System, including 14 ½ as chair; F.H. Buhl Trustees; Shenango Valley Foundation; United Way of Mercer County; PA Economy League; Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce; and being a co-founder of Penn Northwest Development Corp.
He remains active sitting on the boards of Sharon Regional Health System, the Shenango Valley Foundation, Buhl Regional Health Foundation, Christian H. Legacy Trust, F.H. Buhl Trustees, St. Joseph Church Finance Board, and the Willson Trust.
Some honors for Mr. Feeney include: Buhl Day Honoree in 2013; Distinguished Citizen Award, French Creek Council, Boy Scouts of America; Thiel College Distinguished Service Award; Knight of St. Gregory from Pope Benedict VI; Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce—Person of the Year; and Sharon High School Alumni Hall of Fame.
Mr. Feeney earned a BS in Business Administration from Youngstown State University and served three years in a U.S. Army Artillery Nike Guided Missile Program.
He is married to the former Joan Kavanagh for 57 years and has three sons, Kevin, Tim, and Ned, nine grandchildren, and one great-grand child.
Reception will be held at 5:30p.m. with dinner at 6:30p.m. at Tiffany’s Banquet Center. All the proceeds of the event will support the Buhl Community Recreation Center’s Financial Assistance Program. Tickets are $75.00. For more information on tickets or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Michelle Bower at 724-981-3700 ext. 108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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