James Paputsa

Obituary of James Paputsa

James S. Paputsa

Age 88, of Morris, IL passed away peacefully on September 17, 2017 at Park Pointe Senior Living.  He was born July 15, 1929 to the late Marie (Mueser) and James Paputsa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, moving to Joliet, IL at a young age, residing there most of his life until relocating to Morris 12 years ago. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 53 years Elizabeth "Betty" (Lamie) Paputsa.

He is survived by his beloved companion and friend, Cyndy Sampson; loving father of David (Yong) Paputsa, Sherry (Gene) DeFillippo, James R. (Kim) Paputsa and Leann (Dave) Murawski; dear grandfather of Allen (Dawn) Paputsa, Rob Paputsa; Greg DeFillippo; Jennifer, Anna and Katie Paputsa; David (Agaphe Joy) Murawski and Christopher (Kelly) Murawski; proud great-grandfather of Jakob, Hannah, Lily and Toby Paputsa.
 
James, a self employed contractor, was the owner and operator of Highland Construction Co.  Prior to his declining health, he attended New Covenant Community Church OPC in Joliet, and could often be found reading his well weathered Bible and believing in God's word.

As it was Mr. Paputsa's wish, cremation rites have been accorded and his final earthly remains will be interred at a later date next to those of his late wife Betty at Union Cemetery.  Pastor Bruce Hollister will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name can be made to Joliet Area Community Hospice.  For information please call (815) 942-5040 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com