James Eugene “Jim” Pestello, Jr

James Eugene “Jim” Pestello, Jr

Birth
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Death 28 Mar 2015 (aged 67)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 209030811 · View Source
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James (Jim) Eugene Pestello Jr., age 67, was welcomed to his final home by his parents James E. Pestello Sr. and Lucille F. Pestello, Father-in-law Elton Mares, sister Laurie Proctor, brother John Pestello, brother-in-law Bryan Mares, sons James E. Pestello III, and Todd Gilbert on Saturday, March 28, 2015 after an extended hospital stay following his lung transplant in August 2014.

Jim is survived by his wife Beverly Gilbert, daughters Toni Pestello, Kari Perry and husband Jeff, and Lindsey Gilbert, grandchildren Ryan, Shelbi, Meagan, Madison and Olivia, sisters Roxanne Pestello, Elizabeth McBride and husband Warren, Lisa Pestello Asrar, brothers Joseph Pestello and Samuel Pestello, sisters-in-law Barbie Hanna and husband Jim, Brenda Mares, Mother-in-law Leola Mares, step mother DeLancey Pestello, and lifelong friend Bob Martin. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 27, 1947 as the eldest of 8, Jim was a natural leader throughout his life. As patriarch of his family, he was loved and respected by all.

Jim owned Astro Bowling Center, and was a competitive bowler for many years. He was awarded many American Bowling Honor scores, which included several perfect scores and series achievements. As a forerunner in the bowling industry, he brought new concepts to life such as tournaments, brackets, and The Texas Masters Tour. His charming personality helped him introduce people of all ages to the world of bowling, and his tireless dedication to the sport spread to all his customers and friends.

His family offers a special thanks to the transplant team and staff of the ICU/Acute Care at the University Hospital. Their kindness, professionalism, and compassion was truly a blessing during this difficult time. He will be missed greatly by all who knew him, and his friends and family that love him.


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  • Created by: Allen Monasmith
  • Added: 13 Apr 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial 209030811
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Eugene “Jim” Pestello, Jr (27 Sep 1947–28 Mar 2015), Find a Grave Memorial no. 209030811, ; Maintained by Allen Monasmith (contributor 46880788) Burial Details Unknown.