James "Jim" Harvey Gaunt III


May 17, 1943 ~ March 16, 2023

Born in: Pittsburgh, PA
Resided in: Arden, NC

James “Jim” Harvey Gaunt III passed away peacefully at his Arden, North Carolina, residence at the age of 79, on Thursday, March 16, 2023.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jim was the son of James Harvey Gaunt II and Helen Patricia Burke. Jim was also the brother to two sisters (Judith Mersel and Joy Brutto) and a brother (Jon Gaunt). Jim married the love of his life, Patricia Dorsey Gaunt and together they raised two children, Darbi (Jason) Booher and Christopher (Katie) Gaunt. Jim was also a proud Papa to his three grandchildren, Jack Christopher, Avery Eileen and Quinn Eileen.

Throughout his life, Jim’s dedication to fairness, integrity and honesty, coupled with his humility, intelligence and sense of humor, served him and those around him in both his personal and professional life, including an accomplished executive career in the automotive industry. Jim was a mentor and friend to many, loved golf, a good hot dog or any dessert, his Nittany Lions and hometown Pittsburgh Steelers.

Groce Funeral Home’s Lake Julian team is assisting the Gaunt family.

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  1. So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. A thoughtful and kind man. He always took time to stop and speak to me. Will see Jim in Heaven as promised!!!

  2. I will dearly miss this wonderful family man. Jim was a man with great dignity and kindness. He’s a light that will always remain in our hearts.

  3. We are so very sad to learn of Jim’s passing. Please know that you will be in our prayers, our thoughts and our hearts.
    God be with you and your family during your time of great sorrow.
    Robin & Wally Sipos

  4. We send love and condolences to the family, especially beautiful Pat. It was always a joy to see you together – both with the unique gift of lighting up the world with smiles. love, Susan and Bob Ableidinger

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