James Francis Callovini peacfully went with the Lord on Tuesday, August 23,2022.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret and Francis Callovini, his infant brother, Robert, his mother-in-law Evelyn Tubo, and his brother-in-law, Randy Tubo.
He was married for 43 years to his beloved wife, Nancy (Tubo) Callovini. Jim was the proud and loving father to, Jamie (Aaron) Isaacson, Danielle (Kenny) Dunsmore, and Dr. Craig Callovini. Jim was blessed to be the grandfather to Alaina Dunsmore, Zaden Isaacson, Hadley Dunsmore and Xavier Isaacson. Jim was the proud big brother to Ron (Jean) Callovini. Jim is also survived by his niece, Leah and nephew, Dominic and several cousins.
Jim was born September 18,1953, in Hazelton, PA. He graduated from MMI Prep High School in 1971. He attended Temple University and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. degree in Physical Therapy in 1976. He then passed exam to be designated as a Geriatric Specialist by the APTA. Jim passionately provided his therapy skills in a number of settings, such as Director of Physical Therapy at the former Philipsburg Hospital, more recently at Drayer Physical Therapy and for the majority of his career in the arena of home health Physical Therapy. Jim left his professional legacy with the countless individuals he was able to help in the community over a 38year career.
Jim's career was unfortunately cut short when he was diagnosed with idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in September of 2013. Jim was the recipient of a double lung transplant in April of 2014. He enjoyed eight active pot transplant years with Nancy, tending to his yard, house the pool he rebuilt years before and most importantly, spending time with his grandchildren, children and his sons-in-law.
Over the years, Jim learned by doing while building onto his house and doing various work on his cars. He enjoyed showing his 1978 Corvette at various car shows throughout the community. He passed on his knowledge to Aaron and Kenny, who helped him when needed over the last several months. Jim coached or assisted with his children's sports and other activities and most enjoyed being a cheerleader for his grandkid's activities.
Jim was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, Houtzdale, Physical Therapy Association, Philipsburg Country, Loyal Order of Moose, Houtzdale and the Corvette Club of America.
There will be no public visitation. A private Mass will be celebrated at Christ the King Catholic Church for the mediated family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim's memory to Core online donations to core.org or mail to Core Donations, 204 Sigma Dr., Pittsburgh 15238 and add In Memory of James Callovini.
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