James Restivo, Esq.

James J. Restivo, Esq. Jr.

Thursday, August 15th, 1946 - Sunday, December 29th, 2019
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Age 73, of McMurray, surrounded by his family on Sunday, December 29, 2019. Beloved husband of 49 years to Gail Restivo; loving father of Chris Restivo, Andrea (Dan) Deutschendorf, Jason (Jody) Restivo, and James (Ashley) Restivo; dear brother of Richard (Linda) Restivo and Rita (Bill) Rippin; cherished grandfather of Rachel, Sydney, Lexi, Andrew, Lauren, J.T., David and Campbell.Preceded in death by his parents James Restivo, Sr. and Dorothy (Ardolino) Restivo. James was a successful litigator trial attorney for Reed Smith for over 45 years. James graduated from Bishop McCort High School in Johnstown, PA, University of Pennsylvania and received a law degree from Georgetown University Law School. He was a board member of Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh and heavily involved with Catholic Charities. In his spare time, he enjoyed traveling with his wife or spending time with the greatest joys in his life, his 8 grandkids who loved the adventures “Bubba” took them on. He had a profound impact on everyone that he encountered and was a shining example of how hard work can pay off. Nothing would better sum up his life than Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.” Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUERS. Family & Friends welcome at 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, (724) 941-3211 Friday 2-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, January 4, 2020, at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Church, 310 Kane Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15243. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Private interment in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, Please view or add tributes at

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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 3rd, 2020 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, January 3rd, 2020 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Beinhauer - Peters Township
    2828 Washington Road
    McMurray, PA 15317
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 10:00am
    Our Lady of Grace Parish
    310 Kane Boulevard
    PITTSBURGH, PA 15243
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  • Interment

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  • University of Pennsylvania


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Maryanne Linkes

Posted at 08:58am
I worked with Jim back in the late 80s. I was impressed by his character and integrity. I always enjoyed our travels as he represented my company in asbestos litigation. You (his family) are in my prayers.

Sharon Ann

Posted at 11:33am
Our thoughts are with the Restivo family during this sad time. Jim will be greatly missed. Sharon and Scott Ament

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Posted at 10:36am
Andrea & Dan - Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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David Buchen

Posted at 07:19am
My condolences to Gail and the Restivo family. Jim was a great leader of our fraternity, a great friend and room mate, a man great in spirit.
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