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James C. Wadsworth
  • In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Light of Life Rescue Mission, (lightoflife.org) to help the homeless of Pittsburgh.

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“my friendship with your family means more to me than you will ever know so sorry for your loss Jim will be sorely missed by all who knew him love to...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: lorna webster - bentleyville, PA

“51 years ago today -- Dec. 12 -- I was with Jim and Rika as a bridesmaid in their wedding party. This morning I'm preparing to drive to Pittsburgh to...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Pat Nixon - STRONGSVILLE, OH

“Take time to work, it is the price of success. Take time to think, it is the source of power. Take time to play, it is the secret of perpetual youth....Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Bob Wolpert - Jenkintown, PA

“Carmen and I send our sincerest condolences to Rika and her family. When we heard the news today, we were both remembering the wonderful...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Ken Klucsor - Vallejo, CA

“Dear Liz and Family, so very sorry for this deep loss. Sending love, prayers, peace and positive thoughts to all of you. Love Mary and Tom ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Mary LoGuidice - Tewksbury, MA

“Jim was a man of resolve and faith. I am grateful to have worked under him for many years. Reka and family, my deepest condolences to you all. God...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Simon Wu - Pittsburgh, PA

“Sean and I are privileged to have met Jim and Rika at our small group Bible study in Naples, FL, and were welcomed into their home many times. Jim...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Susan and Sean Headrick - Naples, FL

“Jim----a most gracious and kind man. Rika-----a wonderfully loving Delta sister. I know each of them through college---for that I am grateful.Love,...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Gloria Robinson - Lafayette, CO

“Jim was a kind and good man. It was an honor to know and work with Jim. His values and goodness shined through everyday. Rest In Peace ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Andrew Gibson - Coworker

“My Dear Friend Rika I am so sorry for your loss my prayers go out to you and your family. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Mildred Ware- Tyler - PITTSBURGH, PA


James C. Wadsworth, age 74, of Upper St. Clair, PA and Naples, FL, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. Jim was born on June 19, 1947, in Summit, NJ to the late Harry Z. and Winifred C. Wadsworth. Jim is survived by his wife of 51 years, the love of his life, Rika Hess Wadsworth. He is also survived by his three children and their spouses: Susan Ambrosini (Robert), Elizabeth McNulty (Patrick) and David Wadsworth (fiancee', Katherine Sikma); and by his five awesome grandchildren, Jack, Joseph, and Luke Ambrosini, and Eva and Alexander McNulty, and his sister, Nancy Remey. Jim grew up in Chatham, NJ, and graduated from Chatham High School in 1965, where he played soccer on two state championship teams and was MVP of the CHS golf team. Jim met Rika at Muskingham University in Ohio, where he graduated in 1969 with a BA in Economics. He was a member of the Economics Honorary and was on the golf team all four years. Jim earned his MBA in Finance and Investments from the University of Michigan in 1971. Jim and Rika were married at Brighton Road Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh's North Side on Dec. 12, 1970. Jim began his career in Investment Management in the Trust Department of Manufactures National Bank of Detroit, where he earned his CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst). In 1977 the family moved to Pittsburgh and Jim worked for Mellon Bank (now BNY Mellon) as a Security Analyst, Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer for private clients until retiring in 2009. His work was recognized in Barrons in Aug. 2008. While appreciative of those honors, Jim treasured his faith, family, and friendships far more. Jim was eternally grateful to God and to his family for enriching his life beyond measure. Family and friends are welcome for visitation, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, from 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Twp., 15220. A celebration of life memorial service will be held Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. in Peters Creek Baptist Church, 6300 Library Rd., South Park, PA 15129. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Light of Life Rescue Mission, (lightoflife.org) to help the homeless of Pittsburgh. www.slaterfuneral.com