2007-09-08 / Obituaries

James R. Epifano

A Mass of Christian burial for James R. "Big Jim" Epifano, 70, of Thornville, formerly of New Lexington, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Rose Catholic Church, New Lexington, with Father James Csaszar as celebrant. Burial will be in New Lexington Cemetery with full military graveside rites.

James passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, at OSU James Cancer Center. He was born July 12, 1937, in New Lexington. He was the former owner of Kraner's Corner tavern of Hebron, retired truck driver for Matlack Trucking,

Army Veteran of Korean Conflict, graduate of St. Rose School and New Lexington High School, member of Thornport AMVETS and Eagles, and a devoted husband, father, brother and friend.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Wilma Potter Epifano;


his children, James R. Epifano, of Orlando, Dominic R. (Kara) Epifano, of Thornville, Michael A. (Whitney) Epifano, of Heath, Angela (Paul) Rose, of Thornville, Scott (Debbie) Tackett, of Heath, and Caetana (Kristopher) Kimble, of Newark; brothers, Dominic "Butch" (Lori) Epifano, and Anthony (Marty) Epifano, both of Somerset; and sisters, Carmella (Donald) Smith, of Pickerington, and Lyn (Kenneth) Falk, of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Caetana Occhipinti Epifano; his father, Dominic A. Epifano; his stepmother, Rose Fiore Epifano; and a sister, Roseann Kelly.

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