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James Anthony Belcastro

January 3, 1950 - April 21, 2020

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James (Jim) Anthony Belcastro, 70, of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina passed away on April 21, 2020 with his wife, daughter, and son by his side.


Born January 3, 1950 in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania he was the son of the late Dominic and Lucy (Corrado) Belcastro. He was a 1967 graduate of Monaca High School in Pennsylvania and was a 1979 graduate of Gannon University in Erie, PA., where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. In 1971, Jim married the love of his life, Dr. Bonita Rowan Belcastro. Together they lived in Erie, PA and raised two children: Rebecca, currently residing in Durham, NC and Jesse who resides in Holly Springs, NC


Jim worked in the electroplating industry for most of his career. Prior to retiring, he was an aerospace consultant.


He enjoyed cooking, fishing, music, and sports. He shared these interests with family and friends including a yearly fishing camp trip with the guys, family dinners while watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, and cooking elaborate holiday meals. Most of all, Jim unconditionally loved his family and friends. He was the first to help anybody in need, spent endless hours coaching and watching his children’s sports teams, and traveling the world with his wife. He will be remembered as “Papa” by his three grandchildren, Brenner Simon Belcastro, Blake Paul Belcastro, and Finley James Martin.


Jim is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, sister Donna Belcastro and brother David Belcastro of Pennsylvania, sister in law Donna Leone of Ohio, and Arlene Manale of Florida. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, and cousins.


In character with Jim's modesty he requested no services after his passing, but wanted his family and friends to honor him in any way they wanted. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions the family will hold a Celebration of Life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research, 3400 S. Water Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. https://chucknollfoundation.org/
Posted by:
cheryl zarrillo bever
Posted on:
April 26, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers to all of you at this time. Jim was such a great, fun loving person I have known all through school. He will be greatly missed by all his friends and classmates. :heart::heart::heart::pray::pray::pray::pray:
Cheryl Zarrillo Bever
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LouAnn Nudi
Posted on:
April 25, 2020
Donna and family, my deepest sympathy as you face the loss of brother, Jimmy.....
Rely on your faith and the prayers of family and friends to get you through. May he Rest In Peace.
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Don and Elva Sullivan
Posted on:
April 25, 2020
Bonnie and the Belcastro family, please accept our deepest sympathy on your loss. We saw the wonderful life you shared including your adventurous world travels. May all your happy and loving memories bring you comfort in your time of sorrow. Don and Elva Sullivan
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mary surles
Posted on:
April 25, 2020
I remember the quiet Jim working out on the machines at the gym. Always encouraging Bonnie to exercise too. My thoughts and prayers with Bonnie & Family.
Posted by:
Jameshia Blue
Posted on:
April 23, 2020
Lit a candle in memory of James Anthony Belcastro
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