John A. Ippolito, 69

John A.”Jack” Ippolito, 69, of New Castle, formerly of Wampum, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at UPMC – Jameson Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Born December 16, 1948 in New Castle, he was the 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 PA State Archery Championship in the 1970’s. 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 fiancé, Betty Wright with whom he resided; two sisters, Beverly Capezio of New Castle, 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 on Friday January 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. A Funeral Liturgy will take place on Saturday at St. James the Apostle Church in New Bedford at 11:00 am with Deacon John Carran officiating. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in New Castle

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

7 thoughts on “John A. Ippolito, 69

  1. Went to school with Jack, Remember riding the school bus to Ellwood. I was two years behind. Worked with him at Medusa also. Always had a lot of stories to tell. I enjoyed his company. I know he will be missed and I’am sorry for your loss.

  2. I would like to give my condolences toJacks family. My thoughts and prayers go out to each and everyone of you. I’m very sad for your loss.

  3. Jack (Flea) was my best friend for nearly all my life. I will never forget all of the times we spent together at the lake and with the band Jimmy & the Gem Tones.
    Jack and I spent many hours listening to Doo wop, especially, Lovers Island & Coney Island Baby his two favorite songs and I will never forget the times we spent with Johnny Angel & The Halos.
    You will surely be missed by me!
    May you rest in peace.

    Your adopted brother,
    Geeg H.

  4. Our deepest sympathy to cousin Jack’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. With our love, Diane & Rudy Mosketti

  5. We will miss captain Jack ,when we tried to put my harley on the boat at the lake .i worked at Medusa with him our deepest sympathy for his family. Shake n Bake

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