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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, 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) Brezovic, Andrew, Amber, & Alex Mangus; Stephen Pinto; Casey McAdams, Jorgie & Dylan Berkebile; Tyler, Arianna & Mikayla Pinto; and three Great grandchildren Annabelle & Oliver Brezovic and Avery Mangus. 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.

Funeral Services for James Pinto will be held in the Chapel of the Clearfield Presbyterian Church on Saturday May 18 at 11:00 AM, with Pastor Jimmy Hopper and Deacon Tom Conlin co-officiating,, Interment will be in the Hill Crest Cemetery in Clearfield.

Family and Friends will be received in the Sanctuary of the Clearfield Presbyterian Church on Friday May 17 from 2 to 8 PM, and again in the Chapel of the church on Saturday from 10 AM until time of services at 11 AM.

Military Honors will be accorded in the Chapel of the church by members of the Clearfield Honor Guard.

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.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome.com.

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


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Visitation

Friday

17

May

2:00 PM 5/17/2019 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/17/2019 8:00:00 PM
Clearfield Presbyterian Church

119 N 2nd SAtreet
Clearfield, PA 16830

Sanctuary

Clearfield Presbyterian Church
119 N 2nd SAtreet Clearfield 16830 PA
United States

Visitation

Saturday

18

May

10:00 AM 5/18/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 5/18/2019 11:00:00 AM
Clearfield Presbyterian Church

119 N 2nd SAtreet
Clearfield, PA 16830

Chapel

Clearfield Presbyterian Church
119 N 2nd SAtreet Clearfield 16830 PA
United States

Service

Saturday

18

May

11:00 AM 5/18/2019 11:00:00 AM - 11:40 AM 5/18/2019 11:40:00 AM
Clearfield Presbyterian Church

119 N 2nd SAtreet
Clearfield, PA 16830

Chapel Funeral Services

Clearfield Presbyterian Church
119 N 2nd SAtreet Clearfield 16830 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

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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