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James E. D’Itri

  • On September 23, 2020
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James E. D’Itri, age 67, of Robinson Township, formerly of Midland, PA, passed unexpectedly on Monday, September 21, 2020. Beloved husband of Celeste (Ruggeri) D’Itri; loving father of Vincent (Lindsey) D’Itri, James (Dalay) D’Itri, Jr., Elizabeth (Brent) Kramer, and Christen (Davon) Glover; Puppa of  Hunter, Sebastian, Estella, Barrett, Palmer, Finnegan, and Bella; son of the late Eleanor and Vincent D’Itri; brother of Michael (Windy), Connie (Paul) Drozjibob, Dennis, Daniel, and the late Bernadette (surviving spouse Richard) Raich; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jim was an extremely proud ‘71 graduate of The Kiski School, a ‘75 graduate of Princeton University, and a ‘77 graduate of Northwestern University. Jim’s career in healthcare advisory and consulting services spanned 40 years and included time at Arthur Anderson, First Consulting Group, and CSC. After retiring, Jim enjoyed traveling, cooking, entertaining with food, wine and friends, golf, and music. He was a true Renaissance man and lived life to the fullest. He loved his family so incredibly much. Family and friends are welcome on Friday, September 25, 2020 from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-9:00pm at Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care 5405 Steubenville Pike Robinson Township, PA 15136. Private blessing service. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, committal service at the cemetery chapel lawn on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 1:45pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Western PA School for Blind Children 201 N Bellefield Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

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22 Comments

Albert Chang
  • Sep 23 2020
To my friend for over 40 years from TI, I will miss you. I will always treasure my time with you and Celeste over the years. By the way, I still have the big blue lamp that you left with me when you finished at Northwestern. I was hoping to give it back to you someday.
Bonnie T Kelleher
  • Sep 24 2020
So sorry to hear about Jim. He was always the life of the party. I will remember fondly all the times we got together with Jim and Celeste.I admired the relationship Jim and Celeste had with each other and with their children. He will be missed very much.
Rachel Nelson
  • Sep 24 2020
Beth, Brent and Family, So, sorry to hear about the loss of your father/father-in-law. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family during this difficult time. If we can do anything for you, please let us know. Take care.. Matt, Rachel, and Maria Nelson
Phil, Cindy, Chelsie, Philip III, Rosatone
  • Sep 24 2020
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the entire D'Itri family. Our hearts are filled with sorrow upon hearing the news about Jimmy's passing. We will never forget all of the great memories with the D'Itri family in Midland PA. We pray that your family will find peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Sue Atkinson
  • Sep 24 2020
My sincerest condolences to the D'Itri family on your loss. I did not have the pleasure of knowing Jim while working in healthcare consulting but heard many wonderful things about him.
Beth Mansfield
  • Sep 24 2020
My sincere sympathies on Jim's passing. He was a great guy who I had the pleasure of working with on multiple engagements over the years. I especially remember his visits to our home outside of Denver for "wine" night! His teachings to so many consultants, his advice on all things work and personal, and his memory will live on!
Dan Coate
  • Sep 24 2020
I remember vividly a bad work day I was having in 1994. My client at the time was Thrift Drug (remember them?). I got an out-of-the-blue call from a headhunter and, because of the bad day I was having, replied, "Go on. I'm listening." Several days later I found myself in an interview with Jim in the Pittsburgh FCG office. I was immediately blown-away by Jim's intellect and his insightful and caring questions of me. Soon after I joined FCG, Jim invited me into his family and I'm proud to say that I've been a family friend ever since. When I joined FCG, my son Jack (born in 1991) was just learning how to skate and play hockey. Jim invited Jack and me to a game that his high school age sons Vince and Jimmy were playing. Jack and I got there early and Jim took Jack by the hand and led him into the locker room where his son's were dressing. Jack, a little intimidated and holding tightly onto Jim's hand, was wide-eyed at being in the locker room with the "big kids". In the mid-2000s, Jim retired and I left FCG helped start another firm. We were delighted when Jim's son Vince joined the scrappy little start-up that we called Aspen Advisors. One of the best parts of Vince joining us is that it gave Jim and me reasons to stay connected. Not too long ago, I was in Pittsburgh and Vince and Lindsey had invited me to dinner. I was so happy when Vince said that he invited Celeste and Jim to join us and the seven of us (Celeste, Jim, Lindsey, Vince, Palmer, Sebastian and I) had a wonderful evening. I love you "Big Jim" and learned so much from you in so many ways and miss you already.
Ryan Detwiler
  • Sep 24 2020
Both Ashley and I send our most sincere, heartfelt condolences to the entire family in the sudden loss of a husband/father/grandfather, and our neighbor. For some uncanny reason, we had debated to walk our dogs, but we did. We believe that this was fate for us to go for the walk and fate that brought us to the evening of Jim’s passing. We only hope that Jim knew he was not alone in his passing. It was our instincts to help Jim to even have the slightest chance of being with us today, but unfortunately the outcome ended in his passing. Both my wife and I countlessly run the entire scenario through our minds to only conflict our thoughts that we know we did our best but where could we have done better. We cannot help to think this, but truthfully we are sorry for the unforeseen loss of Jim. Again with heavy heart Ashley and I send our condolences and if you need anything from us we are just down the street (209 Foxburg Drive). Sincerely, Ryan and Ashely Detwiler.
Larry andLinda Rosenblatt
  • Sep 24 2020
Celeste, Our hearts go out to you and your family during this time. May the memories you all shared give you comfort. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Jim was a wonderful man and friend.
Lee Dudinsky
  • Sep 24 2020
Everyone in our Kiski class was proud of Jim. He was brilliant, fair, a leader. He was highly, highly thought of. I an so sorry. Lee Dudinsky, 71
Peter Espiritu
  • Sep 24 2020
Dear Jimmy - I'll miss you my friend. The times of our college days and our youth will never be forgotten by myself and all our buddies at our Princeton Eating Club (Tiger Inn). We had many good times on the Rugby Football pitch dominating other teams from Eastern PA Rugby Union and the Ivy League. My sincere condolences to your family and to Celeste. Peter Espiritu (Spiro)
Clay Davis
  • Sep 25 2020
On behalf of Jim and Dalay’s Marine Corps family in Hawaii, we are truly sorry for your loss and offer the D’Itri family our heartfelt condolences. God bless you all in this time of grief. Please know we will be sending thoughts and prayers from Hawaii. Semper Fidelis, Marine Forces Pacific Financial Directorate
Michael Kelley
  • Sep 25 2020
It was among the greatest privileges in my life to know Jim D’Itri for the past 50 years. Jim and I became fast and constant friends during our four years at Princeton. He was a fellow Electrical Engineering undergrad, dorm resident, rugby player, bridge and pool partner, and dishwasher at Tiger Inn. We were unlikely but avid fans of Tower of Power, Average White Band, and Chicago. One of my fondest memories of Jim is his role as a tuxedo-clad groomsman at my wedding. Over the years, we never lost touch for long. Whenever we did cross paths, it was always reassuring that he stayed consistently the same Jim I knew then. Jim was a person who took the grace and joy he experienced in his own life and made sure he passed it on to his family and friends. We should all hope that such a legacy can be our own.
Tom Reep
  • Sep 25 2020
I am deeply saddened by the passing of Jim. Celeste, my love and prayers go out to you and your entire family. Jim was a significant player in making FCG a great company. I fondly remember having lively accounting and financial discussions....he and I would spend a couple of hours talking theory and practical. Jim was brilliant and thoroughly enjoyed robust conversations. We shared many stories of classical music, food, wine and travel. Jim was a kindred spirit and someone I always looked forward to seeing or talking to. He was a significant contributor at the FCG Vice Presidents Council. Most importantly, he was a good friend and was loved as family by the Reeps. I’m blessed that we shared a friendship.
Sara Rose
  • Sep 26 2020
Papa D’Itri will always have a very special place in my heart. He always made me feel loved, included and although he acted tough...he was actually a huge teddy bear. I will always treasure the times he came down to Florida and how he always invited me to come along on family dinners or outings. He always opened his home to me and I loved to talk with him about wine, good food and travel! The life of the party who always could bring a smile to my face and made me laugh so hard it hurt! The family is in my heart and prayers.
Priscilla Burdette
  • Sep 26 2020
Thinking of the D’Itri family tonight and offering our sincere condolences ... part of a wonderful family growing up in Midland .... Memory Eternal, Priscilla Cannon Burdette 🙏🙏🙏
Rev. John Odden
  • Sep 27 2020
Knowing Jim through work was a high honor. His kindness and a passionate drive to serve with distinction live brightly in my heart. My prayers hold his family, friends and colleagues in the same blanket of protection, safety and fellowship that Jim always shared with me, our associates and clients.
Curtis Shreve
  • Sep 27 2020
To my (Marine) brother Jim Jr (and the entire D’Itri family), You and yours are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May your hearts find shelter in this storm of emotions. We are here for you. The Shreve family.
Kevin Kelleher
  • Sep 27 2020
It was my good fortune to know Jim D'Itri through Tiger Inn at Princeton,and it was my great privilege to call him a friend for almost 50 years. We enjoyed many good times with Jim and Celeste over that time. He was the heart and soul of our group, and his loss leaves a void that can never be filled.
Willy Landrigan
  • Sep 27 2020
Very sad to hear this news of Jim's passing. He preceded me as VP and Bicker Chair of The Tiger Inn by one year. I learned a lot from him. When I would see him years later at Reunions, he was still the same gregarious Jim. Always had a witty comment at the ready. Rest in peace Jim. Wishing Celeste and the family all the best.
Patti Chioda
  • Sep 28 2020
I am so very sorry, Vince. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. Patti
james Trosky
  • Sep 29 2020
As you say good-bye, may loving memories whisper into the empty spaces left behind. So very sad.
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