James "Doc" A. Trusso, 85, of 1732 Park Meadow Drive, Jamestown, formerly of Water Street, died at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday (April 8, 2014) at his residence.
He was born in Jamestown on Sept. 27, 1928, the son of Sebastiano and Sarah (Rose) Agostino Trusso.
Jim was employed as a welder (repairing railroad tracks) for the Erie Lackawanna Railroad, which became Conrail, from 1952-90. He served with the U.S. Army from 1950-52 and with the army reserves until 1956. He earned the Army Occupation of Germany Medal.
James “Doc” A. Trusso
He was a member of the VFW Post 53, the American Legion Herman R. Kent Post 777, the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club and he was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church.
In his youth, Jim played baseball for the Boys Club and softball for St. James Church in the Inter-Church League and basketball with the YMCA Basketball League. He was an avid bowler and golfer.
He is survived by three nieces: Nancy (Tony) Petruccello of Busti, Theresa (Robert) Sisson and Rosemary (Donald) Nelson, both of Gastonia, N.C.; and a nephew, James (Marina) Calavitta of Jamestown. Several other nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and three great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Rose Calavitta, and a nephew, Phillip Calavitta.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday at St. James Catholic 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 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Hubert Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
You may send condolences to the family by visiting www.hubertfuneralhome.com.