James Lucarell 1938-2022 | News, Sports, Jobs

YOUNGSTOWN – James Lucarell, 83, died Monday, August 15, 2022 at St. Anthony Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.

He was born on September 22, 1938 to James V. Lucarell and Mary E. Hogg.

James graduated from East High School in 1956 and after graduating worked as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service in Youngstown. He was drafted into the US Army and served as a representative from 1960 to 1963. During his military service he was stationed abroad in Spain, France and Germany.

Upon his return, he met the love of his life, Leona Pirozzi, whom he married on November 11, 1965. They settled on Youngstown’s East Side and eventually moved to Boardman, where they raised two children. Most recently, James moved to St. Petersburg, Florida to live with his daughter.

James was inducted into the East High School Sports Hall of Fame for golf and was an avid golfer in the Youngstown area for over 50 years, having played in the YMCA Golf League and the Boulevard Tavern Golf League. He was a member of the Catholic War Vet Organization and the Eagles Social Club. He also enjoyed following the Browns, Buckeyes, and Penguins football teams over the years.

James is survived by his wife Leona Lucarell; daughter Debra Cavalier of Florida; son James R. (Kelley) Lucarell of Burlington, Vt.; Sister Anne Kohler of Conneaut, Pa.; Brother John Lucarell of Mount Dora, Florida; and three grandchildren, Robert and Carmen Cavalier and Haley Lucarell.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his son-in-law Robert Cavalier; and brother, Leonard Lucarell.

A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel, 3701 Starrs Center Drive. The consultation hour takes place on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home before the service. James is buried in Calvary Cemetery.

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