James Etaliano Ewings

James Etaliano Ewings, 79, of 397 Boot Jack Road, Ridgway, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015, at Pinecrest Manor after a brief illness.

He was born June 2, 1936, in Hastings, PA, son of the late Guiseppe and Gladys Ewings Etaliano.  He was raised in the Sheffield area, lived in California for a number of years, and resided in Ridgway for the past 15 years.  He retired from the US Postal Service in Bakersfield, CA.

He is survived by a son, Jimmy Ewings of Washington state; a niece, who was like a daughter, Crystal Etaliano-Garthwaite and her husband Shawn of St. Marys; two great nephews, Jeremy and Jesse Etaliano-Garthwaite; his best friend, Kurt Brennen of Ridgway; two sisters, Beatrice Eckels of Falconer, NY and Betty Lovinger of Bakersfield, CA; a brother, Dominic Etaliano of Las Vegas, NV; and a sister-in-law, Cheryl Etaliano of St. Marys.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Benjamin; and a brother, Frank Etaliano.

James was a Veteran of the US Navy and a member of the Letter Carriers Association.  He was a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates and enjoyed spending time with his great nephews, Jeremy and Jesse.

There will be no visitation.

Funeral and committal services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 West 8th Street, Erie, PA  16505.

Diane (Brennen) Schneider July 13, 2015 at 7:23 pm

Crystal and Family: I would like to express my sympathy for you and your family. Jim was a great friend to my brother, and Kurt will miss him dearly. I know he and Frank are together again. If there is anything I can do to help, please don’t hesitate to ask. Prayers and Love to all of you. RIP Jim.
Diane (Brennen) Schneider

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