The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

July 8, 2014

James A. Pingatore

STARKVILLE, MISS. — PINGATORE – James A. “Buddy,” 84, Starkville, Miss., died July 3, 2014, in Columbus, Miss., after a brief illness. Born July 11, 1929, in Johnstown. Preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Joan L. (Burket) Pingatore, also of Johnstown. Survived by daughters, Kimberly A. Pingatore, Keswick, Va.; Lynn P. Peters (Chris), Pensacola, Fla.; and Janice P. Mazzola (Mike), Starkville, Miss. Also survived by granddaughters, Christine, Alexandra and Kelley Mazzola, all of Starkville, Miss. In addition, he is survived by stepsister, Barbara J. Pingatore, Johnstown. Mr. Pingatore was a 1948 graduate of Johnstown High School. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh (BSEE) and Old Dominion University (ME), he was employed by the Department of the Navy for 35 years. During this time, he received numerous awards and recognition for outstanding service, including the Meritorious Civilian Service Award upon his retirement in 1995. He enjoyed golfing and traveling. He and Joan were well-known for their passion for round dancing during their years living in Virginia. Member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Starkville, Miss. Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, July 14, followed by Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens Park, Starkville, Miss. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation America, 322 Eighth Ave., seventh floor, New York, N.Y. 10001 or alzfdn.org. You may go online and sign our guest register at www.welchfuneralhomes.com.

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