NEW BERN - James Joseph Santacroce Sr., 73, died Nov. 26, 2012, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.
He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1957-1960. He was an Iron Worker and officer of Local 417 for 35 years in Newburgh, N.Y. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing 18 holes with his great friend Bud Kluwann.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Beverly; one son, James Joseph Santacroce Jr. and wife Jacqueline of Newburgh, N.Y.; one daughter, Cassandra Santacroce of New Bern; one brother, Armond Santacroce of Newburgh, N.Y.; and three grandchildren, Samantha, Jaret and Jenna.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012, at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made to the Santacroce family at www.cottenfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.