James D. Carbone
1928 - 2020
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James D. Carbone
December 29, 1928 - December 28, 2020
Tacoma, Washington - James D. Carbone was born to Italian immigrants on 12/29/1928 in Tacoma, WA. He joined his beloved wife Lavonne J. Carbone in heaven on 12/28/2020. He is survived by his sons Jeffrey D. Carbone and David A. Carbone and their children. Burial will be private for family only at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and cards please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society in loving memory of James.


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Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Jan. 3, 2021.
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January 5, 2021
Another one of the good guys, gone but not forgotten, jimmy and my dad Bill Tone had endless escapades on the Ave or strip as they would refer to South Tacoma Way in their years in the car business. Our families all frequented, the ball park, Pizza Casa, Bimbos and many others, a table turned into a combined family event, many years of box seats and first jobs for some of use as friends helping friends families we took care of each other. Jimmy was always happy and entertaining, bbqs, poker games and celebrations at our home on Steil. lake with Tom McCann Louie Steve, Stan, Clay and many others. Thank you for the memories forever Rest In Peace dear man, nice to see so many familiar names honoring you. Condolences to your family .
Debbie Tone
Friend
January 4, 2021
James... where do I begin. If I were to tell of one person who made the biggest influence in my life it would be you. You are who let me experiment on your cars (and always said “its just a car”) when I began my life work. The memories I have with you and my dad going on road trips buying cars I will never forget. What fun we had!
Carbone’s have always been a part of our Grassi family and we love you all...Dale Grassi
Dale Grassi
Family
January 3, 2021
Truly one of the funniest people I’ve ever known. I’ll cherish my memories of his love of baseball and #7, helping me find a car, dropping by the ballpark to spin tales. I’m still a little upset you told Dad not to let me buy a 57’ TBird for my first car (but you were probably right.)

Rest In Peace dear friend. I’m pretty sure the first thing my Dad said to you at the front gate was “get a haircut.”

Much love to Jeff. Thinking of you pal.
Steve Naccarato
Friend
January 3, 2021
Truly one of the funniest people I’ve ever known. I’ll cherish my memories of his love of baseball and #7, helping me find a car, dropping by the ballpark to spin tales. I’m still a little upset you told Dad not to let me buy a 57’ TBird for my first car (but you were probably right.)

Rest In Peace dear friend. I’m pretty sure the first thing my Dad said to you at the front gate was “get a haircut.”

Much love to Jeff. Thinking of you pal.
Steve Naccarato
Friend
January 3, 2021
Jim was a great friend of my dad’s and, after dad’s passing, I used to get calls from him “checking up” on me to see if there was anything he needed to report to dad while visiting him at the cemetery. Those occasional calls from Darth Vader will be missed but always in my memory.
Len Zarelli
Friend
January 2, 2021
Jim was a very dear friend and like a father to me. Jim was a very close friend of my Grandpa Gus, and he delighted in telling stories about their long-ago driving trips. I knew Jim when I was a boy attending ball games at Cheney Stadium in the 60's, and then professionally for the last thirty-five years. He was always great fun and possessed a warm and kind spirit, and I will miss him deeply. Jim, give Lavonne a hug from me, and hello to Mickey Mantle! - Greg Paine
Greg Paine
Friend
December 31, 2020
James father worked with my father at the Milwaukee railroad they both were neighbors in the old Italian neighborhood in Tacoma, James sold me one of my first cars as an auto wholesaler 35 years ago he would always take me to the Golden Globes fights at the UPS field house and afterwords we would go out to bimbo’s and he would always order tripe James always considered me as family and he taught me a lot about life and how to run my business I will miss him very much
Tony Tricoli
Friend
December 31, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to the Carbone family. Jimmy was a dear, dear friend to our family. So loving, so caring, so very special. And the memories!!! How lucky were we to have him and LaVonne in our lives!
Cheryl Huntington Franco
Friend
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