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Jimmie Bucci, 89

Mr. Jimmie Bucci, 89, of Ellwood City passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the Allegheny Valley Hospital following a motorcycle accident that he was involved in.

Mr. Bucci was born on September 8, 1927 in Ellwood City to the late Carmen and Carmella Buccelli Bucci. He had attended Lincoln High School and the Holy Redeemer Church. Jimmie had worked at the E.S. Steel Ellwood City plant in the mechanical department for 28 years. He also worked at H&H Truck Repair, Westgate Truck Stop, and Dennise Auto & Truck Repair on State Route 351. Jim was an avid Harley Davidson motorcycle enthusiast and was a long time member of H.O.G. ( Harley Davidson Owners Group). He also is a former member of the Ellwood City Police Auxiliary.

Jimmie is survived by his daughter Joanna Bucci of Lower Burrell, his sons Jimmie (Yokomo) Bucci, Jr. of San Diego, CA and Thomas W. (Rhonda) Bucci of FL, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and his brother Lee Bucci of New Castle, along with many nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Anna Marie Fester Bucci whom he married on October 30, 1949 and passed away on July 31,  2010, his sisters, Josephine Angiolelli, Lucille Ferrante, Nora Deli, Angeline Bucci, Annie Shirilla, Elizabeth Telesy, and Marian Fusco, and his brothers Louie Bucci, Dominick Butch, Nicholas Bucci, John Butch, and Anthony Bucci.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 1:00 pm until the time of the Blessing Service at 4:00 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Inurnment will be at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.


  • David Spoa Posted July 27, 2017 8:56 pm

    Years ago Mr. Bucci showed me a pepper he grew in a Coke bottle. As a kid that was that was a cool thing to see.
    When I would see him in our grocery store he always had root beer in his buggy a big smile on his face and something good to say.
    He was a classic gentlemen and a real pleasure to be around. He will be sadly missed and remembered by all who knew him.

  • Lisa Kennedy Posted July 28, 2017 12:49 am

    My deepest sympathies to the Bucci Family, Mr.Jimmie Bucci was a very kind hearted soul who I will always remember & treasure the memories as I had of him as a kid! Words can not express what a kind loving person he was. He will be so sadly missed & loved forever by me!! May you Rest In Peace grandpa bucci as you were to me for many years!! ♥️♥️♥️ I’m so very sorry Tom & Jimmie as I will not be able to attend the service my deepest sympathy & condolences. Lisa

  • Peggy Deemer Yohn Thompson Posted July 28, 2017 12:01 pm

    I will not be able to attend the viewing for your father to pay my respects in person. However, I wanted you to know that whenever I saw your father no matter how busy I thought I was or how much in a hurry I was I always stopped to chat with him. He truly was a gem but I know you already knew that. He truly was one of a kind and I know I speak for many people when I say how much he will be missed.

  • Bill Bomberger Posted July 28, 2017 12:37 pm

    Jimmie was so much more than just a customer and West Penn HOG member but a true friend to all of us that knew and rode with him. He never missed a HOG meeting,always was the first one there long before they even started,sat right up front, rarely missed any of our events and was always the first out on cleanup duty on our Adopt A Hiway program. One of a kind guy, unbelievable Harley enthusiast who out rode all of us….daily!!!! He will be tremendously missed but remembered by all of us. Rest in Peace Jimmie.

  • debbie murphy Posted July 28, 2017 1:17 pm

    To our neighbor…May you rest in peace, you were a kind and gentle soul. Our deepest sympathy to his family Mark and Debbie Murphy

  • Jean McElwain Posted July 28, 2017 1:33 pm

    Always a smile … Over the years in the winter time when I’d park my school bus in front of his house for my 15 minute break, he would come out and shovel a path to the bus door. Sometimes he’d have the path shoveled before i got there! Not just for that will I miss Mr. Bucci but for his smile, his waves, and for the other reasons people will miss him- he was a wonderful man.

  • Kevin L. Hamilton Posted July 28, 2017 4:38 pm

    To Jimmie’s family,,

    He was truly a sweet man, I got to know him through his nephew Dustin. He always had a genuine smile and handshake. They don’t make guys like him anymore. He will be truly missed, thanks for letting me know him. Keep the old thoughts of him, in your heart and God will be with you.

    God Bless You All,
    Kevin L. Hamilton

  • Debra Mohr Posted July 31, 2017 9:55 am

    My deepest sympathies to your entire family. He was such a wonderful person and I would see him quite often, doing what he loved, riding his Harley! He will be missed by everyone who knew him and even those who didn’t know him other than seeing him “ride”. May God watch over your family and help you through this sorrowful time. He will be watching over each of you and will be smiling each time you share a memory of him. Rest in Peace Jimmy and God Bless all of you.

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