James “Jimmy” Joseph Paterni

James “Jimmy” Joseph Paterni

October 20, 1952 - March 13, 2022

James “Jimmy” Joseph Paterni

October 20, 1952 - March 13, 2022


James “Jimmy” Joseph Paterni, 69, of Pittsburgh, passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2022 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Born on October 20, 1952, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Ralph and Josephine (Sarama) Paterni.

Jimmy is survived by his devoted wife, Cheryl (Bartus) Paterni; his children, Mark (Melissa J.) Paterni, Lynn Paterni, Christy (Justin) Paterni, and Melissa A. (Josh) Paterni; he was the devoted Dziadzi to Donna Jean and Paige Paterni; a faithful brother of Rick (Eleanor) Paterni. He was the loving brother-in-law of Michael (Denise) Bartus and Mark (Diane) Bartus; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Jimmy served as President of the Polish Falcons of America Nest 8, Pittsburgh. Jimmy was retired as a Union Carpenter for the Local #432 and loved spending time with his family.  He loved to golf and fish, and share stories and memories.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, March 15, from 2-8PM at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4201 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh.

Prayers will be offered in the funeral home on Wednesday, March 16, at 9:45AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30AM at St. Albert The Great Church with Fr. Bob Ahlin as celebrant.

In accordance with the family’s wishes, Jimmy will be cremated following Mass.

The GABAUER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 1133 Penn Ave., New Brighton is honored to be serving the Paterni family.


  • Date & Time: March 15, 2022 (2:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
  • Venue: John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Location: 4201 Brownsville Road Pittsburgh, PA 15227 - (Get Directions)

Mass of Christian Burial

  • Date & Time: March 16, 2022 (10:30 AM)
  • Venue: St. Albert The Great Church
  • Location: 3198 Schieck Street Pittsburgh, PA 15227 - (Get Directions)

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2 responses to James “Jimmy” Joseph Paterni

  1. So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. George Stroz says:

    My heart goes out to you and your family on the loss of James 🙁

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