James J. (JJ) Scalise, 87, of Warren, Pa. died Sunday, September 18, 2011 at his residence surrounded by his family, after an illness of the past 5 months. He was born October 18, 1923 in Warren to the late Anthony and Frances M. Scalise. He was a 1943 graduate of Warren High School. Jim was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the LST 1016 as a Motor Machinists Mate, First Class. He was awarded the American Theatre Medal, Victory Medal, AsiaticPacific Medal with one star, Philippine Liberation Ribbon. He was honored as a veteran at the 911 Memorial Service in 2010. He was employed as a postal carrier for the U.S. Government working in the Warren Post Office retiring from there in October 1986 after 26 years service. He had previously been employed with the former Dan Chevrolet as a mechanic. He attended the First Church of the Nazarene. He was a volunteer with R.S.V.P working in the Toy Shoppe, he was a member of U.C.T., Warren Bocce Group. He was an avid gardener, woodworker, New York Yankee and Cleveland Browns Fan. He is remembered as a real people person, who enjoyed telling stories, and loved his family, especially his grandchildren.