AUSTINTOWN – A prayer service will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel at 11:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at noon, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Austintown, for Mr. James Vincent Pupino, 90, who died Friday afternoon at Hospice House.
James was born on Dec. 9, 1928, in Youngstown, a son of Nicholas and Viola (Tocco) Pupino.
He was a graduate of Chaney High School and received his BS Degree in Accounting from Youngstown College in 1953. James was an U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean conflict. After completion of military service, he began his fifty year plus career at John Hancock Insurance company until his retirement.
He was a member of the church, a Eucharistic minister and a member of the Men’s Club. James was a member of the NU Sigma Rho Fraternity. He enjoyed hunting, golfing and taking trips to the Casino. James also wintered in Florida for many years with his lovely wife, Sophie. James married the former Sophie Tomaskovic on May 15 ,1954, and they had three children.
He leaves his wife, Sophie; his daughter, Susanne (Gary) Kaczowka; two sons, James (Adria) Pupino Jr. and Michael Pupino; one brother, Nicholas (Marie) Pupino Jr.; sister-in-law Isabel Pupino; and three grandchildren, Angela (Tony) Kaczowka, James V. Pupino III and Emily Pupino.
James was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Carmel Ann LaMarco; his brother, Robert Pupino; and his brother-in-law Ralph LaMarco.
Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in James memory to the National Kidney Foundation or to Hospice House.