James R. Compeli Jr., 71, of New Castle passed away the evening of Monday, June 11, 2018, at his residence.
Jim was born on Aug. 19, 1946, in New Castle to the late James Sr. and Jennie Padula Compeli.
Surviving at home is his beloved wife of 54 years, the former Angela "Angel" Fontana, whom he married on Feb. 9, 1964.
Jim graduated from New Castle High School in 1964.
He retired as a transportation driver for Servedio Electric.
Jim was a member of St. Vitus Church.
He loved to talk about, watch, and play the game of golf. He liked to go to the casino, loved to watch football and his family was the center of his universe. He will be missed daily, thought about often and loved always.
In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by his children, Kimberly Dalton and husband, Paul, and Kelly Cavelli and husband, Fred, all of New Castle, and James Compeli III and wife, Rachel, of Solon, Ohio; brother, Michael Compeli and wife, Leona, of Chicago, Illinois; sisters, Mary Ann Innocenzi and husband, Frank, of Edinburg and Patrice Fiore and husband, John, of Virginia; and grandchildren, Leanne Cangey, James Compeli IV, Kaylee Compeli and Mackenzie Cavelli.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St.
A procession will leave the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday to attend a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. Vitus Church, conducted by the Rev. Vincent Kolo.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on June 12, 2018