Sebastian Paterniti, 86, of 67 Steele St., Jamestown, died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday (June 30, 2012), at his residence.
He was born in James-town on Feb. 8, 1926, the son of Sebastiano and Rosaria Russo Paterniti.
He was employed at Jamestown Metal Products as a sprayer and lead man in the assembly department for 24 years, retiring on March 22, 1990.
He was previously em-ployed at Jamestown Ster-ling and Jamestown Table Co. (Taylor Furniture). He was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church, and was a former member of the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club and the American Le-gion Henry Mosher Post 638 and was a current member of the Boys & Girls Club and the Lakewood Senior Center. He was an avid golfer and was in the senior league at South Hills Country Club and Timber Creek Golf Course.
Sebastian served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and earned the Vic-tory Medal, American Cam-paign and Asiatic Pacific Medal.
Sebastian is survived by three sons: Richard (Karen) Paterniti, Richland, N.Y., James (Elvera) Paterniti, Jamestown, and Stephen (Bonnie) Paterniti, Charles-ton, S.C.; two daughters: Roseanne (John) Olson, Jamestown, and Judy Ma-cri, Las Vega, Nev.; 12 grandchildren: James Pa-terniti, Jamestown, Richard Paterniti Jr. and Michelle Reis, Florida, Kristine Pa-terniti, Detroit, Mich., Josh Paterniti, Syracuse, N.Y., Janelle Wickam, Tonawan-da, N.Y., Rodney Stanton, Raleigh, N.C., Thomas Pa-terniti, Florida, David Pa-terniti, Goose Creek, S.C., Timothy Patrernit, Bal-timore, Md., Shawn and Ja-son Macri, Las Vegas, Nev.; 16 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ross (Marguerite) Paterniti, Daytona Beach, Fla.; two sisters-in-laws, Margaret and Frances DeAngelo, Falconer, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary DeAngelo Paterniti, whom he married on Jan. 4, 1945, in St. James Catholic Church, and who died in 1978; three brothers: An-thony, Joseph and Sam Pa-terniti; and by a son-in-law, Francis Macri, who died Jan. 3, 1993.
A memorial mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Sa-turday in St. James Cathol-ic Church. The Rev. Darrell G. Duffy, pastor, will be the celebrant.
Inurnment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Friends will be received on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Hubert Funeral Home and Cremation Services and for one hour prior to the service in the church.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Chautauqua County, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, N.Y.; Erie VA Hospice 135 East 38th St. Erie, Pa.; or Jamestown Boys & Girls Club, 62 Al-len St., Jamestown, N.Y.
You may send a con-dolence to the family by visiting www.hubertfuneral home. com.