Jimmie Gianettino, 78, of Parkersburg, passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 9, 2014, at home under hospice care, after battling heart disease.
He was born Nov. 20, 1935, in Clarksburg, W.Va., to the late Tony R. and Thelma Davis Gianettino.
He was a 1953 graduate of Victory High School (Clarksburg), and then joined the United States Navy. After being discharged, he went on to college on the G. I. Bill and earned a Bachelor's degree from Fairmont State College. He worked for Monongahela Power in Fairmont for 28 years before retiring in 1991. He enjoyed doing handyman work for several years before moving to Parkersburg in 2008. He volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and at Camden Clark Medical Center until his health would no longer allow it.
He was a member of the Lambert's Run United Methodist Church in Clarksburg, and currently attended Trinity United Methodist Church where he served as a teacher for the Goodwill Class, and as treasurer of the United Methodist Men.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Susan Thorne Gianettino; his daughter, Lisa Gianettino (Eric Yoder) of Parkersburg; his son, J. Alan Gianettino (Christy) of Sunbury, Ohio; and his three precious granddaughters, Kensey, Ella and Mia of Sunbury. Also surviving are three brothers, Robert (Sondra) Gianettino of East Lansing, Mich., David (Carolyn) Gianettino of Chandler, Texas, and Kenneth (Sara) Gianettino of Clarksburg; his wife's brothers and sister and their spouses; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his step-father, Brinton Riddle.
The family would like to thank the nurses and aides of the 3rd floor telemetry unit at Camden Clark Medical Center, St. Joseph's Campus, for taking excellent care of Jim during his long stay. We would also like to thank Housecalls Hospice for their care in his last days.
The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 10th Avenue and Thomas Street, Parkersburg. Pastor David Stilgenbauer will officate and burial will follow at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery with military rites conducted by the American Legion Post # 15. The visitation will be on Thursday from 1-8 p.m. at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 5th Street, Parkersburg, and an hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kimesfh.com
Memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or Housecalls Hospice.