James  Rauso
James "Jimmy" Rauso, 78, of Hermitage, passed away Monday evening (Jan. 27, 2020) in Sharon Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Rauso was born Aug. 4, 1941, in New Castle, a son of Frank and Mary (DeMasi) Rauso, and attended New Castle High School.
Following high school, he served his country in the Army.
Upon his honorable discharge, Jimmy worked several years as a hotel and bar manager. In the 1980s he and his wife owned and operated "Sharpys" in Sharpsville, where he acquired the nickname "Sharpy."
Most recently he was employed more than 20 years as a salesperson for Sharon Packing, retiring in 2008.
An avid outdoorsman, he liked spending time at his hunting camp and introducing his grandsons to hunting and fishing. Above all, he loved his family and cherished the time he was able to spend with all of them.
He is survived by: his wife, the former Judith Reed, whom he married Dec. 15, 1968; a daughter, Jamie Pietrantonio and her husband, Randy; a son-in-law, Marc Mastroianni, all of Hermitage; two grandsons, Jacob and Joshua Moore; five great-grandchildren, Hannah, Kinley, Kiley and Jayden Moore, and Sophia Thomas; and two sisters, Madeline Gurneal, of Hermitage, and Regina Chiafullo and her husband, Carl, of Wampum.
In addition to his parents, Jimmy was preceded in death by: two daughters, Jodi Mastroianni and Janel Rauso-Miller; five sisters, Gemma Thomas, Vivian Rauso, Francine Carabbia, Rose Marcantino and Mary Ann Rauso; and a brother, Mickie Rauso.
The family would like to thank Sharon Regional Transitional Care Unit and Amedisys Hospice for their compassion and great care.

James, 78, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: 3 p.m. until the time of service Thursday (1-30-20) in J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Funeral: 5 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home with Rev. David Walters, chaplain at Amedisys Hospice, officiating.
Interment: America's Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on January 28, 2020


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