66, of Las Vegas, NV, lost his battle with cancer on March 5, 2014. He grew up in Golden Gate & was loved by a big family & many friends. He proudly served his country in Vietnam with the Army. He enjoyed working as a detailer & project manager in the steel industry. He was mostly known for his love for music & loved the thrill of riding his Harley. As a husband he was a best friend, a provider and a soul mate. As a father he was a supporter & giver of unconditional love. James survived by his wife, Jean, his 4 daughters, Carol, Laura, Sommer (Steve) & Melissa. His 2 sons, James Jr. & Shawn (Jennifer), 8 grandchildren, his sister Grace Soto (Hector) & his brother (friend) Art Taddei. He joins his parents Gilbert & Minnie, his brother Gilbert Jr., & two nephews, Fred Cordova & Hector Soto Jr. Services will be held at Best Funeral on 9380 W. Peoria Ave, Monday, March 17th, at 10:00am followed by motorcycle procession to the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona @ 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd @ 12:30pm. Reception following @ VFW @ 7618 N. 63rd Ave. Our special thanks also goes out to Hospice of the Valley.
Best Funeral Services, Inc.
9380 West Peoria Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85345
Published in The Arizona Republic on Mar. 13, 2014