|Birth: ||Jul. 24, 1922|
|Death: ||Nov. 25, 2004|
James Ranieri Riley 1922 ~ 2004 If one day were better than another for a beloved father to die then Thanksgiving Day, full of love and sharing, full of family and friends and most of all memories certainly was the right day for our beloved father, James Ranieri Riley, to shed his earthly bonds.
Dad was born Vincenzo Ranieri Riley on July 24, 1922 in Centerville, Utah to Vincenzo and Elizabeth Ranieri.
He married Mary J. Allen (deceased) and was a great father to Jim Riley (Ginny), Karen Hill (Charles), Barbara Kleemeyer (Will),and Brent Riley (deceased) and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; Brother to Betty (Cliff) Willets, Beverly (Ron) Pencille. Preceded in death by siblings John, Francis Bice and Tony.
Jim was a U.S Army World War II Vet serving in Burma and India.
He worked at American Foundry EIMCO for over 40
years as well as numerous part time jobs. He always had a veggie and or flower garden going and loved his hot peppers. Jim was an avid golfer managing to maintain his five day a week golf schedule while undergoing radiation therapy.
He loved to fish, was a great cook, played poker and enjoyed dining out. He lived his life with full conviction and set a fine example for all who knew him. He held out as long as he could before the lung cancer and congestive heart failure prevailed. You will always be our "World Class Athlete" Dad. We love you and we are thankful that your suffering is over and that your spirit is once again back with your creator. It was just a breath away.
We want to thank Dr. Shami and Nurse Claudia at the V.A. Hem/Onc clinic, Deb at Harmony Hospice, and all who have held a presence in Jim's life.
There will be a gathering of family and friends at his daughter's home on Nov. 30, between
5:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Published in the Deseret News on 11/28/2004.
Vincenzo Ranieri (1879 - 1955)
Created by: Sandra Gwilliam
Record added: May 26, 2010
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