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James S. Pellerino

It is with deep sadness that the family of James S. Pellerino announce his passing on November 29, 2021, who passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 94.

Formerly of High Acres, Bemus Point, his final years were spent as a resident of Heritage Park Rehab & Skilled Nursing.

Born in Jamestown on February 2, 1927, James was the son of Italian immigrants, the late Angelo and Rose Pellerino. He was a WWII veteran, having served in Italy and Yugoslavia.

James was employed for many years by the former Carpino’s TV, Furniture & Appliance store on East Second Street in Jamestown. He was one of Jamestown’s leading TV repairers in the 1950s and 1960s, when TVs still had tubes, long before smart TVs, and he was still seen wearing his tube case. He retired as manager of Caprino’s Furniture, then on Foote Avenue Ext.

James was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church. Her daughter, Debra, was recently privileged to give her her last communion in July 2021.

He was predeceased by his wife, Harriett (Bloomberg) Pellerino, who died on May 14, 2004 ′ as well as several siblings.

James is survived by his sister, Grace Pellerino Peatman of Jamestown; two daughters: Debra Pellerino Stansfield of San Diego, California, and Barbara Pellerino Lewis of Tustin, California; and two grandchildren: Taylor Lewis and Joshua Lewis, both of Orange, California.

James will always be remembered as a funny guy who loved Juicy Fruit gum, Sunday spaghetti dinners, and loved his afternoon naps. Debra will remember their long walks hand in hand on the unpaved roads of Jamestown, from Hazzard Street to Tastee-Freeze on Foote Avenue for an ice cream.

A private family prayer service will be held at Lind Funeral Home on December 17, 2021, led by Deacon Samuel Pellerito. Interment will be in the cemetery of the Holy Sepulcher. Visits will not be observed.

To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.lindfuneralhome. com.


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