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James Joseph Pinto

November 9, 1942 December 17, 2018
James Joseph Pinto
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James Joseph Pinto peacefully entered into God’s eternal rest on December 17, 2018 in Clearfield, PA. Born November 9, 1942 in Windber, PA to Virginia and Michael Pinto, Jim served as Postmaster in Clearfield for 13 years, retiring in 2002 after 31 years of faithful service with the United States Postal Service. Jim was a member of the National Test Team for U.S.P.S. traveling extensively to consult and assist in the purchase of new equipment for installations throughout the Country. He was admired and respected by his staff locally, and throughout the U.S.P.S. system for his expertise, work ethic and true concern for those whom he supervised.

Jim was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, enlisting upon graduation from the 1960 class of Windber Area High School, and serving four years in the Naval Base at Norfolk, Virginia from 1961-1965. During his Naval career, he earned a NATO Top Security Clearance and was assigned to the Navy’s Crypto Room, where he was responsible for sending messages from the White House to San Juan, Puerto Rico during the Bay of Pigs Invasion April of 1961, among other duties.

Previous to his career with the U.S.P.S., Jim worked for CBS Records in Pittman, N.J., Sinclair Oil in Woodbury N.J. where he walked the Harbor Pipeline, sold Insurance for American General and was a welder at Bethlehem Steel for four years before joining the Postal Service. Jim was a member of St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Windber, PA, and a Trustee for the Sons of Italy in Johnstown.

But of all his professional accomplishments, Jim will affectionately be remembered for his love of life, true concern for those around him, infectious smile and outgoing and welcoming personality that afforded him a host of life-long friends. An avid world traveler, Jim visited six continents, and countless countries & islands including; Australia, Tokyo, Greece, Morocco and the Panama Canal, with his beloved Wife and best friend of nearly 20 years, Nancy McClure Pinto. The couple was married on June 5, 1999 at the Clearfield Presbyterian Church. Additionally he also worked in or traveled to 44 States in the U.S. and was a Corvette enthusiast, having owned Corvettes for over 25 years. He was the best teller of jokes, enjoyed cooking and trying out new recipes.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Michael, sister-in-law Beatrice, and former partner, Patricia Moore.

Surviving are Jim’s Wife Nancy, a sister Regina Pinto and her fiancee Joe Spinelli of Johnstown, four children Jeannette (Rodney) Mangus of Johnstown, James (Lissa) Pinto of Dillsburg, Janice (George) Berkebile of Johnstown, Jason Pinto of Portage. “Grandad, Poo-Paw & Pa”, Jim leaves behind Grandchildren Anita (Ben) Bresovic, Andrew, Amber, Alex Mangus; Stephen Pinto; Casey McAdams, Jorgie & Dylan Berkebile; Tyler, Arianna & Mikayla Pinto; and two Great grandchildren Annabelle & Oliver Bresovic. Jim is also survived by Pat Moore’s children Dave (Peggy) Christner, Teri Hippler & fiancé Mark Sisto, Michelle & Mike Merritts. As well as their children Jenny (Dr. Ryan) Arnold & Family, Shannon (Steve) Mihalacki & Family, Ashley (Justin) Sheriff, Samantha (Chris) Ciesa, Erin and Emily Merritts.

A Memorial & Celebration of Jim’s Life will be held in the spring, Jim’s favorite time of year, at the Clearfield Presbyterian Church. Interment to be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Clearfield. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home of Curwensville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that Memorial Contributions be made to the Gamma Knife Brain Unit, UPMC Presbyterian c/o Dr. Edward Monaco Team ~ 200 Lothrop St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

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The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.

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Cemetery Details


Hill Crest Cemetery Final Resting Place

Woodland Road
Clearfield, PA 16833

Woodland Road Clearfield 16833 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Gamma Knife Brain Unit

UPMC Presbyterian c/o Dr. Edward Monaco Team
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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