James Samuel Pigneri

James Samuel Pigneri

April 28, 1928 - May 27, 2019
Tustin CA

James Samuel Pigneri

April 28, 1928 - May 27, 2019
Tustin CA

Obituary

James Samuel Pigneri of Tustin, California passed away on May 27, 2019 at the age of 91. James was born in Des Moines, Iowa on April 28, 1928 to Rocco and Josephine Pigneri. He served in the Korean War as a corporal in the U.S. Army where he received medals of honor. On May 2, 1954, James married Rose Sicilia from Terrevecchia, Italy. James spent his career as a printer, and upon relocating to California, he eventually became a Graphic Artist teacher at Long Beach Polytechnic High School.

James is survived by his wife, Rose; his 5 children Josephine (Rodger), Rose (Paul), James T., Robert (Denise) and Paul; and, 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Viewing and rosary is on Tuesday, June 4 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at O’Connor Mortuary in Laguna Hills, CA. Funeral mass and celebration of life is on Wednesday, June 5 at 11:00 am at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Irvine, CA.

 

Visitation

  • Date & Time: June 04, 2019 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
  • Venue: O'Connor Mortuary
  • Location: 25301 Alicia Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 581-4300

Vigil Service

  • Date & Time: June 04, 2019 (7:00 PM)
  • Venue: O'Connor Mortuary
  • Location: 25301 Alicia Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 581-4300

Funeral Mass

  • Date & Time: June 05, 2019 (11:00 AM)
  • Venue: St. Thomas More Catholic Church
  • Location: 51 Marketplace Irvine, CA 92602 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 551-8601

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: June 05, 2019 (12:30 PM)
  • Venue: Holy Sepulcher Catholic Cemetery
  • Location: 7845 E. Santiago Canyon Orange, CA 92869 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (714) 532-6551

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2 responses to James Samuel Pigneri

  1. Jeff Koskela says:

    Rob,
    My condolences at the passing of your father.

    Sincerely,

    Jeff, owner of the Replacement Service, your old trading partner in the Main Street days.

  2. Bob Kohler says:

    Dear Rose Family:

    Jim was a good member of St. Thomas Veterans ministry. I signed him up on the Army roster on 12/15/2010, just after I formed the ministry on Veterans Day 2010. Jim served in Korea during the war.
    He was a knight with Council 13111 at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish in Irvine..

    He will be missed. The ranks of our veterans is thinning.

    Sincerely

    Bob Kohler aka Sgt. Bob

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