John T. “Sarge” Bilpuch Jr., 89, of New Castle passed away the night of Nov. 23, 2009, at Edison Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born Oct. 9, 1920, in Yukon, Pa., and was the son of the late John Sr. and Elizabeth Bilpuch.

He was married to the former Elizabeth Golis for 30 years. She preceded him in death.

Mr. Bilpuch was a retired Army sergeant major with 33 years of service.

He was a member of St. Mary Church of Mary, Mother of Hope Parish and of VFW Post 315.

John is survived by a son, Gary Bilpuch of Dallas; two brothers, Joseph Bilpuch of Detroit and Edward Bilpuch of Durham, N.C.; one sister, Elizabeth of Florida; and one grandchild.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Joan Bilpuch.

There will be no calling hours and no service.

Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Arrangements by the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St.

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