James R. “Jim” Saliture, age 55, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2008, at home surrounded by his family. Jim was born in Santa Monica, CA, February 7, 1953, son of the late Victor R. and Mariruth A. (Nee: Papotta) Saliture Jr. and moved to Racine from California eight years ago to be near his daughter and grandchildren.
Jim was employed by McDonnell Douglas in California for over twenty years and was a member of the Teamsters. He was very creative, enjoyed crafts, fishing and collecting antiques. Above all he was a loving and devoted brother, father, grandfather, uncle, godfather and friend who will be dearly missed by all.
Survivors include his daughter, Kristina (Andres) Guzman of Racine; his son, James Ryan Saliture of Flagstaff, AZ; his three grandchildren, Jonathan, Gianna, and Andres; two brothers, John (Haze) Saliture of Cypress, CA, Victor (Marlee) Saliture of Rockwall, TX; his grandmother, Blanche Saliture of Long Beach, CA; uncle, Richard Saliture of Palos Verdes, CA; 12 nieces, nephews; his companion, Lisa; numerous cousins and dear friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his niece, Allison.
Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 9, 2008, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. with a time of remembering at 6:30 p.m. Graveside services will be held at West Lawn Memorial Park on Thursday at 10 a.m. with Rev. John D. Aiello officiating.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888