James Cercone

September 10, 1955 ~ March 12, 2022 (age 66)


James Anthony Cercone, PhD., P.E., 66, passed on Saturday March 12, 2022, at home surrounded by family. He was the son of Levina Cercone of Wellsburg, and the late Americus Cercone. He was also preceded in death by his brother Charles and sister Nancy Bataglia.


He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Donna “Beth” Cercone, sons, Alex (Jenni) of Fairmont, Henry of Indore, Daughter, Eliza (Ory) Cercone-VanGilder of Fairmont, mother Levina Cercone, granddaughter Halle Cercone, nephew Jeremy Cercone of Wellsburg, and brother-in-law Gene Bataglia.


James was a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at WVU Tech for many years. He was a consultant at Preiser Scientific and most recently a Professor/ Chair of Computer Science at University of Charleston.


There will be a private service for the family on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at 1:00 pm followed by a memorial dinner at the Lizemore Church of the Nazarene.  Officiating by Pastor Dwayne Walker. In lieu of flowers the family request you make a donation to the church or charity of your choice.


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Graveside Service
March 17, 2022

1:00 PM
Brown Family Cemetery
Indore, WV 25111

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