James Michael “Jim” Altuvilla, age 80, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at his home in Scio, Ohio surrounded by his loving family.
Born December 8, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois he was a son of the late Andrew Lottie Altuvilla and Eleanore Bush Altuvilla. He graduated from Chisholm High School in Chisholm, Minnesota and received a BA from Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. He honorably served his country in the US Air Force during the Vietnam Era. Jim was a sales manager for 40 years at various moving and storage companies, including Global Worldwide Moving and Storage and Mayflower Moving and Storage, retiring in 2008.
After retiring Jim and his wife, Celia “Jeanne” Edwards, moved to Scio, Ohio. Always civic minded, he became a member of St. Teresa’s of Avila Catholic Church in Cadiz, where he served as a board member, the Cadiz American Legion Post #34 and Dining Fork Ruritan’s in Scio. He was an avid golfer and belonged to the American Golf Association and had been a past president at Vista Valencia Golf Men’s Club while living in California for many years. A sportsman, Jim enjoyed coaching and attending live football, baseball, golf and hockey games, was an Avid Vikings and Gophers Fan and loved fishing on his boat in local area lakes, but his true love was spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren.
Surviving in addition to his wife Jeanne, are a daughter Carrie Altuvilla (Chip) Gilmore and her sons Cooper James and Brody Andrew Gilmore and a son John Gageby and his son Derick of Plano, TX; sister Louise Altuvilla of San Diego, CA and a brother Dick Altuvilla of the Bay area in CA. In addition he has a large Italian Family the Altavilla’s, Bush's and Valentini’s that reside within the greater Minneapolis and Chisholm Minnesota Area.
A memorial service celebrating Jim's life is being planned in Chisholm, Minnesota for July 31st. Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the donor's local American Legion Post. Koch Funeral Home in Scio, Ohio has been entrusted with his arrangements.
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