Amerigo “Mico” James Pagani, born, July 26th, 1931, in Russellton, PA and a near lifelong resident of Kearny, NJ, returned to the arms of his Heavenly Father, the fourth day of December, in the year, 2020. He is survived by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, along with many other family members and friends.
Mico was a proud veteran of the Korean War, serving the nation he loved in the US Army during the 1950s. He was particularly fond of his time at the Pentagon, as a driver for some of the top brass of his day. He enjoyed his days playing baseball in the Army League, where he shared the same field as major leaguer ball players, even managing a hit off a big-league ace.
He will be remembered by those whose souls he touched for his stories, quick wit, contagious smile, his love of history, politics, sports and his family.
He enjoyed the outdoors, a great game of sport and living life to its fullest. Mico was proud of his Italian heritage, and his families’ fulfillment of the American dream. In a single lifetime, the son of company town worker would live to see his grandchildren and great-grandchildren rise to levels beyond his wildest dreams. He took pride in their successes, and held them all close to his heart, no matter the distance between them.
Mico will forever live in the hearts of those who loved him through the many memories and stories of his life they have to share. He lived his life to the maximum, was humble in his successes and accepting of his regrets. Those who loved him were blessed with his longevity. As he returns triumphantly home, a shepherd of the Lord, we rejoice and honor his memory.
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