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Funeral time: 11:00 a.m. graveside service at the WV National Cemetery in Pruntytown, WV
Burial location: WV National Cemetery
Notes: James E. Mancuso, age 78, of Reedsville, WV passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2006 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
He was born February 29, 1928, in Smithfield, Ohio, a son of the late Antonio and Grace Huff Mancuso.
He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served in the Korean War with the 25th Infantry Division. He was honored with the a purple heart, 5 bronze stars, one silver star, Expert Infantry Badge, Korean Service Medal, and the medal of Honor. He was a member of the American Legion and was very active in Veteran affairs. He was employed by West Virginia University and the Huffy bicycle manufacturing company in California.
He is survived by two sons and spouses; Tony James and Maria Mancuso of Kingwood and John Robert and Denise Mancuso of Arthurdale; one daughter, Rhoda Grace Mancusco of Baltimore, MD., one step-son, Richard L. Hormann of Pisgah; one brother, Robert Mancuso of Covina, CA.; four sisters, Nancy Adams of Miami, FL., Macy Varner, Harriet Osbourne , Rose Turner, all of Warren, OH; eight grandchildren, Gregory Mancuso, Amanda Feather, Domenica, Breonna and Antonio Mancuso, Jeremy Adili, John Mancuso, Jr., and Jessie Mancuso; and his first wife, Rhoda Keifer of Arthurdale.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ingrid Emily Stark Mancuso on November 29, 2002; a brother, William Mancuso; and a sister, Dorothy Weister.
Cremation services will be provided by Field Funeral Home in Masontown.
A graveside service will be held at the Veterans National Cemetery in Pruntytown, WV 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 10, 2006 with full military graveside rites.