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1348 S. Pike Street
Shinnston, WV 26431
Phone: 304-592-5925
Fax: 304-592-2213
James Sturm

James E. "Mopy" Sturm

Friday, December 15th, 1933 - Friday, June 21st, 2019
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James E. “Mopy” Sturm, 85, of Gypsy, passed away at 11:45pm, Friday, June 21, 2019 at the Louis A. Johnson VAMC in Clarksburg. He was born in Clarksburg, December 15, 1933, a son of the late Clarence Earl and Gladys Hissem Sturm. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Piperio Sturm, on September 1, 2009.
Surviving are one daughter, Dorena Trahan and her husband Kevin, his grandson, James, all of Katy, TX, his granddaughter, Elizabeth Gonzalez and her husband Kevin, Cypress, TX, one great-grandson, Noah Gonzalez, one sister, Wilma Starkey, Bridgeport, his sisters-in-law, Roseanna Pulice, Bridgeport and Maria Pearman, Washington, DC, and his caregiver who was like another daughter, Joyce Sadler and her husband Mike, Gypsy, who went above and beyond in their care for him. He was preceded in death by one sister, Alice Spagnuolo.
Mr. Sturm was a veteran having served with the United States Air Force. He was formerly employed by Pittsburgh Plate, Ingersol Rand, Amerdyne, and the Harrison Power Station for 15 years. He was a member of the Meuse-Argonne VFW Post 573, Clarksburg. The family would like to thank the care givers at the West Virginia Veteran's Nursing Facility for the past three years of excellent care.
The family will receive friends at the Perine Funeral Home, 1348 S. Pike St., Shinnston, from 4-8pm, Thursday, July 4, where funeral services will be held at 11am, Friday, July 5, 2019. Entombment will be in the Shinnston Memorial Cemetery & Mausoleum. Condolences may be extended to the family at The Perine Funeral Home is honored to serve the Sturm family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 4th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, July 4th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Perine Funeral Home
    1348 S. Pike St.
    SHINNSTON, WV 26431
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  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 5th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, July 5th, 2019 11:00am
    Perine Funeral Home
    1348 S. Pike St.
    SHINNSTON, WV 26431
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  • Interment

    Shinnston Memorial Cemetery
    1359 S. Pike St.
    Shinnston, WV 26431
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Posted at 05:28pm
I miss you mopy I still cry about you we was like best friends you are always in my mind love you best friend you was like family to me because I was over your house everyday and I sat over there for at least for one or two hours I missy you mopy love you and missy you rip mopy

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Posted at 09:22am
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Ruby Casto

Posted at 08:07pm
So sorry to hear of the passing of your brother and my thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. You are like me an orphan now. May God continue to bless you and Jimmy's family. Love, Ruby Casto

Dorena Posted at 08:54am

Thank you

Stephanie Wright

Posted at 08:12am
Dorena and family,
So sorry to hear of Mopy's passing. He was a good guy. I remember him most having coffee at Brenda and Joe's and Colleen's little dog climbing in his lap and having a good long nap. May you all be comforted by the good memories of his friends and neighbors.
Stephanie Phillips Wright

Dorena Posted at 08:56am

Thank you so much Stephanie. I love that memory.

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