Julio J. "Jules" Pedine, 87, of 2 West Irvine St., Lewis Run, passed away Monday (April 23, 2012) at The Pavilion at BRMC.
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Born Nov. 25, 1924, in Bradford, he was a son of the late John and Elizabeth Barbadora Pedine. On June 16, 1950, in St. Bernard Church, he married Shirley Ann Vinca Pedine, who survives.
Mr. Pedine was a 1942 graduate of Bradford High School. On Aug. 4, 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served during World War II in Germany and the Korean War in New Guinea and Southern Philippines and was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with two Bronze Service Stars and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with the Purple Heart. He was honorably discharged as a master sergeant on June 20, 1952. He was a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church in Lewis Run and the Mens Club.
When he returned home from the service, he worked in the lab at Kendall Refining Co. and nights in the art department at Zippo Manufacturing Co. In 1957, he began working full-time as a commercial artist at Zippo and retired after 42 years of service in 1999.
In addition to his wife Shirley of 61 years, he is survived by three sons, Jerry (Elizabeth) Pedine of Blairsville, Ga., Tom Pedine of Richmond, Va., and Rick (Kathy) Pedine of Bradford; a former daughter-in-law, Susie Pedine; eight grandchildren, Daniel, Brian (Mikyo), Zach, Allison (Mike), Kaylan, Jeff, Rich (Matt), and Brianne (Vin); two great-grandchildren, Ella and Adelle; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers; John Pedine, Louis Pedine and James Pedine; and one sister, Aurora Pedine.
Family will be receiving friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., South Avenue, where a prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, followed by a con-celebrated Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Bernard Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor of St. Bernard Church, and the Rev. Stephen Collins, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Church, as celebrants. Military honors will be accorded immediately following the Mass in the church. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette. A Christian wake service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, Lafayette Drive, Lewis Run, PA 16738; or the
, 95 Main St., Bradford, PA 16701.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Apr. 24 to Apr. 30, 2012