James E. Cardella Sr., 81, passed away December 10, 2021 at UPMC Jameson Hospital, New Castle.
He was born on November 10, 1940 to Frank A. and Mary D. (Kovach) Cardella. On February 25, 1967, James married Alice (Fleeger) Cardella. She preceded him in death on July 21, 2011. He was a graduate of New Castle High School and enlisted in the United States Army in which he spent a tour in Germany. He was Honorably Discharged holding the rank of Sargent.
Jim retired form B&O Railroad, and was a board member of Mahoning Sportsman Association for over 50 years, holding several positions including President. He loved and enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter. Jim spent many days afield with his sons, brothers and friends.
Jim is survived by two brothers who he was very close, Frank A. Cardella of New Castle; and Stephen M. (Mary Ann) Cardella Bessemer, PA; granddaughter, Nikki T. (Cody) Stephens; and three great grandchildren, Aubrey, Addison and Grayson, all of New Castle; nephews, Stephen F. (Kimmie) Cardella of New Castle, Patrick F. and Chad Angiolelli of New Castle, Terre (Wes) Yarletts of Bessemer; and five great nephews and nieces.
In addition to his parents and wife Alice, Jim was preceded in death by two sons, Michael A. and James E. Cardella, Jr.
Mr. Cardella and his family would like to thank Chad Rager a very close friend for helping Jim for many years. Following in his wishes, there will be a Private Blessing Service held for immediate family this week at the Noga Funeral Home, Inc. Deacon John Carran of Holy Spirit Parish, St. Lucy’s site will officiate. Burial will be in St. Lucy’s Cemetery.