Paul John Pecoraro Jr, 74, son of Paul Pecoraro Sr. and Margaret Moscardelli was born April 5, 1947 in Benton Harbor, Michigan. He attended St. Joseph Public Schools and was a graduate of St. Joseph High School. At an early age, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he was a dedicated member serving in Vietnam from 1968-1969. He later retired from Whirlpool Corporations.
He was united in holy matrimony to Bette (Ballard) Pecoraro on October 16, 1971. Together they were blessed with two children.
Paul enjoyed family hunting trips, attending car shows in his 34 Ford ‘hot rod’, and playing music trivia in his barn.
Paul Pecoraro Jr. succumbed to natural causes on October 15, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in Saint Joseph with family at his side. Paul and Bette would have celebrated fifty years of marriage the following day.
He is preceded in death by his father: Paul Pecoraro Sr.; mother: Margaret Mary Gates; and brother-in-law: Joseph Lodyga.
His life will forever be cherished in the lives of his wife: Bette Pecoraro; children: Jon Pecoraro and Jen (Brett) Arrans; grandchildren: Alex Arrans and Zach Arrans; brother: Mike (Margaret) Pecoraro; and sister: Susie Lodyga.
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