John A. "Jack" Ippolito, 69, of New Castle, formerly of Wampum, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at UPMC-Jameson Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Born Dec. 16, 1948, in New Castle, he was a son of the late Raymond J. Ippolito and Mary Jane Sbarro Ippolito of New Castle.
Jack graduated from Lincoln High School in 1967.
Following graduation, he served in the Army during the Vietnam War.
Jack retired in 2011 as the maintenance supervisor at Medusa Cement/Cemex. He then worked for OSA Global Security, where he served as the captain at Mohawk High School.
An outdoorsman, Jack enjoyed hunting, camping and boating.
An expert with the bow and arrow, Jack won the Pennsylvania State Archery Championship in the 1970s. He enjoyed spending time at Conneaut Lake, where he was known as "Captain Jack."
His most cherished time was spent with family.
In addition to his mother, Mary Jane, survivors include a son, Anthony R. (Crissy) Ippolito of New Castle; his fiancee, Betty Wright, with whom he resided; two sisters, Beverly Capezio of New Castle and Cynthia (Jim) Thomas of Boardman, Ohio; brother, Raymond J. "Bucky" (Toni) Ippolito of New Castle; four grandchildren, Kylee, Madison, Jennah and Avery; and his faithful companion, Snicky.
Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main St., Wampum.
A funeral Liturgy will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. James the Apostle Church in New Bedford with Deacon John Carran officiating. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard.
Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, New Castle.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at marshallsfh.com.
Published on January 17, 2018