James P. Pishioneri, 83, of North Sewickley Township, passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the Butler VA Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born on March 20, 1930 in Ellwood City. He was the youngest of ten children born to the late Joseph and Felecia Dattilo Pishioneri. He married Ellen Mae Breuer on November 22, 1952. Jim was a lifetime member of Holy Redeemer Parish. A 1950 graduate of Lincoln High School, Jim was a center on the varsity football team for three years. He went on to enlist in the US Air Force serving four years during the Korean Conflict where he specialized in high tech communications in occupied Germany and England. Jim retired from Babcock and Wilcox Co. in Beaver Falls after 30 years. He began as a millwright welder until attending Geneva College where he studied engineering. He then worked as a draftsman until his retirement. Jim enjoyed many years of his retirement, along with his wife and their family at their camp in Newmansville, PA. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, gardener and sports enthusiast. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Ellen Breuer Pishioneri, two children and their spouses, Susan and Gregg Hallowich of North Sewickley Twp., and Paul and Cassandra Pishioneri of Ellwood City, eight grandchildren; Justin Miller, Colton Miller, Jordan Pishioneri, Olivia Pishioneri, Caitlan Pansera, Anthony Pansera, Branddon Hallowich and Jorrdyn Hallowich, two great-grandsons, Gage and Bryce Miller, a sister, Betty Pesce of North Sewickley Twp., and two brothers, Albert Pishioneri of Freehold, NJ and Earl Pishioneri of Florence, OR. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by three sisters, Josephine Pishioneri in childhood, Carrie Ippolito and Mary Tammaro and three brothers, Frank, Joseph and Bruno Pishioneri. Friends will be received on Tuesday, November 12th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport. A Blessing Service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 13th at 11:00 AM with Fr. Camillus Njoku and Pastor Matthew Bupp. Full military rites will be offered by the Veteran's Honor Guard. The family extends their sincere gratitude to the many professionals who provided care and compassion throughout Jim's illness; Dr. Jan Drappatz and staff from the Hillman Cancer Center, the neuro oncology unit at UPMC Shadyside, Dr. Sharon Dawso, Ellwood City Home Health Staff, Celtic Hospice, Butler VA Hospital and its Halls of Honor Staff and Medevac Ambulance Service.
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