James D. Bertolini 1924-2019

WARREN — James D. Bertolini, 95, of Warren, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019, at his home.

He was born May 12, 1924, in Jenners, Pa., the son of the late Julius and Josephine Vittori Bertolini and was a lifelong area resident.

A veteran of the United States Army, James served his country abroad in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre during World War II. He fought faithfully and honorably for his country and for his heroism, he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 4 bronze stars and the World War II Victory medal. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 3, 1946, with the rank of sergeant.

James was a truck driver throughout his working career and retired from Stanwade Metal Products in Hartford.

He was of the Catholic faith and a member of St. William Catholic Church in Champion.

James was married Aug. 23, 1958, to the former Jean A. Kross and they were married for 53 years until her passing Feb. 15, 2012.

He is survived by a son, Ronald L. Bertolini of Champion; a sister, Elizabeth Gawdya of McDonald; and two grandchildren, Marcia E. Bertolini of Champion and Sherry L. Bertolini of Deerfield Beach, Fla.

Besides his parents and wife, James was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Bertolini; and two sisters, Nellie Martini and Sophie Cherol.

Family will receive friends 10 to 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home. An Order of Christian Burial Service will take place 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at the funeral home with the Rev. Francis Katrinak, pastor of St. Mary Church in Warren, as celebrant, included with full military honors by the great men of Ellsworth VFW Post 3571.

Inurnment will take place at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery in Bristolville.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road NE, Warren, Ohio 44483, 330-394-6200. Dedicated to serving your loved ones. This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to www.statonborowskifuneral home.com.

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