PHOENIX: (602) 906-9600 | PEORIA: (623) 486-1955

Date of Birth: April 22, 1962

Date of Death: January 18, 2019

James Charles Presti II passed away unexpectedly on January 18, 2019. James was born on 4/22/62 to Joseph & Beverly in Albuquerque, NM. Shortly after the family relocated to Massachusetts where they resided in Brockton. James was a straight A student and talented athlete. He played ice-hockey for several city teams and then the Varsity team for Brockton High School his freshman and sophomore years. The family then relocated to Phoenix, AZ. James became the lead singer for a band formed with friends. After graduating high school, James started an auto detailing business which he worked until relocating to Florida. James returned to Phoenix in 2011. After returning to Phoenix, James worked at AZ Ice Peoria where he made many friends, whom he considered family. James enjoyed classic cars, painting, following hockey, and caring for his dog, Cindy. James is preceded in death by his father Joseph, and stepdaughter Amy. He is survived by his mother Beverly, siblings Cheryl (Marvin), Stephen (Christina) nephews Dillon, Lucas, Zachary and Nicholas, and granddaughter Rebecca.

Service Information

Celebration of Life for James will be March 9th at 3:30 PM at AZ Ice Peoria. Bring your skates if you wish to take the ice. There will be opportunity for sharing memories.


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