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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - James V. Episcopia, 95, of Castleton Corners, a World War II veteran and retired businessman remembered as "the life of the party," died Thursday at home. Born in Manhattan, Mr. Episcopia was brought to New Brighton as a child. He also lived in Westerleigh before settling in Castleton Corners in 1960. After graduating from Curtis High School, he entered the University of Alabama to study pre-med. Accepted into the school of dentistry at New York University, he dropped out to join the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II. He was stationed in Europe. Mr. Episcopia went into his family's...
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - James V. Episcopia, 95, of Castleton Corners, a World War II veteran and retired businessman remembered as "the life of the party," died Thursday at home.

Born in Manhattan, Mr. Episcopia was brought to New Brighton as a child. He also lived in Westerleigh before settling in Castleton Corners in 1960.

After graduating from Curtis High School, he entered the University of Alabama to study pre-med. Accepted into the school of dentistry at New York University, he dropped out to join the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II. He was stationed in Europe.

Mr. Episcopia went into his family's Manhattan-based paperstock business after his discharge. In the late 1950s, he founded Eppy Carting, a private sanitation company. He retired in 1978.

Mr. Episcopia belonged to Granito-Smith Post, American Legion. He liked saltwater fishing from party boats.

He was a parishioner of St. Teresa's R.C. Church in Castleton Corners for 50 years.

Mr. Episcopia was an attentive host and "the life of the party," according to his family. "He was a good organizer," said his son, James. "He was the one who made sure everyone got up to dance."

Mr. Episcopia's first wife, Marie DiPietro Episcopia, died in 1974. His second wife, the former Janet Carstang, died in 2010. He was also predeceased by his daughter, Rosemary Cusimano.

In addition to his son, James and daughter-in-law Patricia, he is survived by a stepdaughter, Pamela Ross; three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be Monday from the Casey Funeral Home, Castleton Corners, with a mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Teresa's Church. Burial will follow in Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp

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