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James E. D’Itri

  • On September 23, 2020

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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Peter Espiritu
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
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
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
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
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.
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