James E. Barletta, Jr. 92, formerly of Moody Avenue, passed away the evening of Jan. 7, 2018, at Haven Convalescent Home.
James was born April 4, 1925, in New Castle. He was son of the late James E. and Julia Micco Barletta Sr. Mr. Barletta was married to the late Dolly Wacikowski. She preceded him in death on Jan. 3, 1997.
James was Roman Catholic. Mr. Barletta is a graduate of New Castle High School, Class of 1943.
Following graduation, James enlisted in the United States Air Force on Aug. 22, 1943, in Pittsburgh. James was a member of the 555th AAF Base Unit. James served his country during World War II earning the rank of PFC. Mr. Barletta received many decorations and citations, among them where the World War II Victory Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and American Theater Ribbon. James was Honorably Discharged on March 15, 1945, from Camp Chaffee, Arkansas.
Mr. Barletta retired after numerous years of service as a mechanic with the United States Postal Service. He was a member of the local VFW 315 and American Legion Post 343.
Mr. Barletta enjoyed golfing and ran a seniors golf league at Sylvan Heights Golf Course. James also loved the outdoors going hunting, fishing in Canada for many years and gardening. He spent his Saturday mornings going to breakfast with his old gang from Jefferson Street.
James is survived by three children, Mark (Lori) Barlett, Julia A. (Frank) Longo and Christopher A. Barletta, all of New Castle; sister, Donna Jean Padula of New Castle; and beloved grandson, Sean Barlett of New Castle.
Mr. Barletta was preceded in death by his wife, Dolly, and his parents.
Calling hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at the Noga Funeral Home Inc., 1142 S. Mill St.
A Funeral Service will be celebrated at 5 p.m. following visitation in the Funeral Home. His nephew, Pastor Michael Padula will officiate. Burial will be in St. Vitus Cemetery.
Online condolences may be viewed or given by visiting nogafuneralhome.com.
Published on January 7, 2018