Of Shaler Twp., on December 6, 2021, Jim was the beloved husband of Sara Thompson Pranaitis; father of Jessi Merva (Cody); son of the late John and Johanna Martinek Pranaitis; brother of MaryAnn Slafka (Steve) and John Pranaitis (Patricia); grandfather of Hayes Merva; also survived by nieces and nephews. Jim was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and a Project Manager for Burrell Scientific. He was an active fastpitch softball coach. Jim enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Pirates, music and spending time with his family.
Services and Interment were private. Arrangements by Perman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Shaler Twp.