James T. Calpin
James T. Calpin, 64, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., formerly of the Minooka section, died Wednesday at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Myrtle Beach. Born in Scranton, son of the late Thomas J. Calpin Jr. and Patricia Marie O'Malley Calpin, he was a member of Divine Mercy Parish. Educated in Scranton public schools and a graduate of Scranton Central High School class of 1970, he was also a graduate of Keystone Junior College and attended Marywood College. He was a proud social member of American Legion Post 568 and the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers, and was a lifetime member of the Iron Workers Local 489. Jim was an avid reader, enjoyed travel, music, especially the Grateful Dead, and spending time with family and friends all over the country. He could be seen at the St. Patrick's Day Parade for many years acting as the sergeant-at-arms, something he truly enjoyed. Surviving are four brothers, Robert Calpin, Pittston; Kevin Calpin, Minooka section; Michael Calpin, Minooka section; and John Calpin, Westminister, Md.; two sisters, Patricia Regan, Bradenton, Fla.; and Mary Ellen DiSilvio, Newfane, N.Y.; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Kathy Moran; and a brother, Thomas Calpin. The funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Eagen-Hughes Funeral Home, 2908 Birney Ave., with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 in Divine Mercy Parish, to be celebrated by the Rev. Francis Pauselli, pastor. Interment, St. Joseph's Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Jimmy said, "What a long, strange trip it's been."
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