James “Jimmy” Thomas Finazzo passed away January 31, 2013 at San Antonio Community Hospital in Upland, CA. He was 45 years old. Born on December 20, 1967 in Fontana to parents Frank and Frances Finazzo, Jimmy called Fontana home most of his life. He was a graduate of the 1986 class of Fontana High School. In addition, he was also a graduate of ITT Technical Institute. Jimmy was a 20 year employee of Ikon in San Bernardino. He was employed where he loved to spend his “off- time” at Disneyland for the past two years which had been most enjoyable to him.
Jimmy was an active member of the Fontana Sons of Italy #2553 in Fontana, being voted Man of theYear in 1992. He was also an accomplished somalier, and at different times served as vice-president, historian, orator, and trustee. Jimmy was always ready to help out in any way he could, as a great DJ, a quick bartender, or as karaoke master extraordinaire, but he will most probably be missed as Santa Claus, passing out gifts to kids, smiling and laughing all the while.
Jimmy is survived by his loving parents, Frank and Frances Finazzo, of Fontana. He also leaves behind his beloved wife Tammy Norine Finazzo of Rancho Cucamonga, whom he married only this past November. Also missing him are brothers John (Lorna) Finazzo, of Palm Springs, and Paul Finazzo of Fontana. Also grieving the loss of her brother is sister Mary (Wayne) Beckham of Fontana. Jimmy will be greatly missed by his many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins, as well as his many friends and co-workers. His absence will be felt by everyone at pasta night at Sons of Italy, where he was always ready with a smile, and a kind word. Visitation is from 4 to 8pm Friday, February 8, 2012 with Scripture reading at 7pm at Ingold Funeral Chapel- 8277 Juniper Ave., Fontana. Chapel services will follow the next day (Saturday) at 10am, also at Ingold’s. Interment will follow at Bellevue Mausoleum in Ontario. Jimmy will always be remembered for his generosity and kindness toward people. Following services a reception will take place at the Sons of Italy, 9420 Sierra Avenue in Fontana.