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Beach Memorial Chapel

301 Corey Ave, ST Pete Beach, FL

OBITUARY

James "Jim" Troiano Jr.

May 19, 1939December 23, 2019
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James "Jim" Troiano, 80, of St. Pete Beach, passed away December 23, 2019. Born in Staten Island, Jim was a graduate of St. Peter's High School in Staten Island and St. John's University in Brooklyn. He worked at E.J. Korvette and Abraham & Straus. After attending flight school in Clearwater, he taught at Solberg Airport in New Jersey. In 1970 he returned to Staten Island to manage and eventually own his father's store, Staten Island Appliance. Jim sold the business in 1984 and moved to Florida with his family, fulfilling his dream to live on the water, smell the salt water, and spend the rest of his life in paradise (JAPDIP). Jim is survived by his wife Zelda; his sister Anita Barry; his daughters Amy Troiano, Emily Troiano, and Elizabeth Troiano; and his grandchildren Ada and Michael. Jim spent his life as a small business owner, entrepreneur, and investor. An active community member, Jim served for more than 34 years with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 78, St. Pete Beach. He was also a member of the Wyoming Antelope Club in Pinellas Park and prior to that of the Colonial Rifle and Pistol Club in Staten Island. Jim served in the Air Force Reserve. He was a parishioner of St. John Vianney Catholic Church on St. Pete Beach. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army.

For service information, please call Beach Memorial Chapel at 727-360-5577

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Kim Dyer McDonald

January 3, 2020

Zelda, I was so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. What a lovely man with such a beautiful laugh! I enjoyed the time we all spent together and am so glad he and Dad connected after many years. I have no doubt that he and Dad are together again, laughing and sharing stories. Much love to you and your family...I know you will always cherish the memories you have of such a wonderful soul.

Chip Troiano

January 1, 2020

Cuz Jim: The oldest of our second generation of the Troiano family. I remember him well, occasional visits talking about cars. He was very respectful of my service in Viet Nam at a difficult time in our history. He had a great laugh, he would lift his head back and laugh out loud. Jim is the first of our generation to pass, see you on the other side Jim RIP Cuz Chip

Diane Connon

December 29, 2019

Dear Zelda, Amy, Emily and Liz,
We were saddened to hear of Jim's death. The way his face lit up a room when he smiled and issued a laugh will be remembered. Years of being neighbors, working together and celebrating birthdays during the following 20 years are fond memories. It was special to exchange stories and updates on his girls and our boys as they progressed through adulthood.
Please accept our heartfelt condolences for your loss.
Diane and Terry Connon

JOHN MCNAMARA

December 29, 2019

Jim will be missed in my life for sure. An email almost every day about politics or the stock market from Jim added to my days. He is a man I loved for his humble intelligence, penetrating wisdom, and genuine caring, all amplified by a ready smile. I hope to live my life as well as he did. And I wish I could handle a shotgun as well as he could.

See you later, guy!

Jill Mathews

December 29, 2019

Being another May 19 birthday, Jim always wished me a happy one:). I will always think of my friend on that day❤️ He was greatly loved, as is evident in the slide show! Jim will be missed by many but will live in our hearts. No more storms; all clear sailing now😘. Zelda, Bob and I love you and you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Shari Ford-Henry

December 27, 2019

Zelda and Family
I am so sad to hear of Jim’s passing. He was so proud of his girls. His family was the highlight of his life and he spoke lovingly of you all often. He will be missed by many. My deepest sympathy for the loss of such a wonderful man. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Namaste.
Shari
xxoo

Marcella Ruso

December 26, 2019

Zelda and family,
You have my deepest, sincerest sympathy.
Yours, Marcella

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