John J. Cimabue Sr., 91, formerly of South Williamsport, passed away on Sunday Nov. 3, 2013, at The Williamsport Home.
John was born in Coatsville on May 8, 1922, one of ten children of Mary and Falco Cimabue. His twin brother died in infancy and he/John is the last of his siblings; his sister died last year at the age of 101.
John and his two brothers were in the service, all three surviving the D-Day invasion in Normandy. John served in the U.S. Army under the command of General Patton.
John J. Cimabue Sr.
After returning from the service he moved to Williamsport. He and his wife, the former Louise Cupiccia were married at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church on June 22, 1946.
The Cimabues were active at the former Mater Dolorosa, now St. Joseph the Worker Parish. John served as an usher and Eucharistic Minister and they both taught Sunday school for 20 years.
Upon moving to Williamsport, John worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad and retired after 40 years from C.A. Reed Co.
John enjoyed gardening, watching Little League Baseball and was an avid hunter.
A loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and uncle, he is survived by his wife; two sons, Anthony (Jean) Cimabue, of Santa Fe, N.M., John (Cindy) Cimabue Jr., of Westminister, Md. and four grandchildren Alyssa (Scott) Hinton, Melanie (fiance, John) Cimabue, Jaclyn and Kelsea Cimabue.
There will be no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Paul C. Fontanella officiating.
Burial will be at Wildwood Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions in John's name may be made to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or The Williamsport Home, 1900 Ravine Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.
Crouse Funeral Home is handling arrangements.