Alexander Pinelli, 98, of Hopewell died Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at Merwick Care & Rehab Center in Plainsboro.
Born and raised in Princeton, he lived most of his adult life in Hopewell. He served in the US Army in WWII, and was discharged with the rank of PFC. He received a Purple Heart and a Certificate of Merit during his service with the Seventh Armored Division ("Lucky Seventh") in France and Holland. His military engagements included Rhineland, Ardennes and the Battle of the Bulge. He retired as a postal supervisor with the US Postal Service in Princeton after 40 years of service.
Predeceased by his parents, Henry and Jennie (Bizzaro) Pinelli, his wife Lida Lansing Pinelli, three brothers, John, Raymond and Libert, and one sister, Mary C. Pirone. He is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 from 9:00 to 11:00 am at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton. Burial will follow in Princeton Cemetery.