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James William Seccuro, 93, of Fairmont, died Thursday (Jan. 12, 2017) in the Fairmont Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born Jan. 24, 1923, in Kingmont, a son of the late Salvatore Seccuro and Rose Beafore Seccuro.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Camille Fraternali Seccuro.
Mr. Seccuro is survived by his son, Mark A. Secure of Fairmont; two grandchildren, Anthony James Secure and Jennifer Elizabeth Secure; many nieces and nephews; and his companion, Georgetta Pyles of Fairmont. He is also survived by several other special people, including Mary Margaret Graziani, Heather Swiger, Amy Pyles, Sarah Evans, Autumn Wilson, Jacob Wilson, Travis "T" Price, Joyce Ridenour, Terri Wise, Brandon Wise, Steven Elliott, Doug Cline, Andy Haught and his family pet dog "Bear."
He was preceded in death by five brothers, John Seccuro, Domnick Seccuro, Victor Seccuro, Lloyd Seccuro and Joseph Seccuro; and six sisters, Sara Banock, Virginia Olivario, Catherine Zinkus, Mary Nuzum, Flora Fulyter and Iva Cervo.
James was a retired chief mechanic and electrician for the Owens-Illinois Glass Co. with 37 years of service and was known to many at work as "Chick."
He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Fairmont and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. James graduated in 1940 from East Fairmont High School, a member of the Knights of Columbus Marian Council No. 942 and was a fourth-degree knight and a former member of the Moose Lodge No. 9 in Fairmont. He enjoyed all sports and earlier in life celebrated a wonderful career in basketball and boxing.
The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont. A Catholic Vigil Service will be recited in the funeral home Tuesday evening. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Immaculate Conception Church, 329 Maryland Ave., Fairmont, with Father Jojan Joseph, C.S.T., Celebrant. The committal service will follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Fairmont. Full military honors will be held in the cemetery by the Military Veterans Council of Marion County.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
Published on January 14, 2017
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