James Riportella, age 74, of Saint Peters, Missouri passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017 in St. Peters, Missouri. He was born in Jamaica, Brooklyn Borough, New York on February 5, 1943 to Frank and Jennie Riportella (nee Colletta). He was an Army Veteran serving in Vietnam. James was a member of Sts. Joachim and Ann Catholic Church; he loved bowling at Frontier Lanes, and also enjoyed fishing and photography. James was a Machine Operator at Jefferson Smurfit for over 25 years before his retirement. He was married to Dorothy Riportella (nee Heitz) on September 12, 2000 in St. Charles, Missouri.
James is survived by his Wife, Dorothy of Saint Peters, MO; a Daughter, Tara M. (Lisa Fleming) Riportella of St. Louis, MO; Sons, James Riportella, II and Jason S. Riportella, both of St. Peters, MO, Step-Son, James Michael (Renee) Floyd of Eureka, MO, Sister, Rosemary Stackler of Springhill, FL; his grandchildren: Courtney Ann Riportella, Levi James Riportella, Vito James Riportella, Starla Riportella, Isabelle Riportella, Jackie Riportella, Grace Riportella, Ziek Riportella, Alyssa Dressel, Brianna Jelinek, Alec Floyd and Kylie Floyd; his former wife Helen (George) Sandfort; and a host of other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a Step-Daughter, Kathi A. (Kimberly Khromberg) Floyd.
Services will be 1:00 pm Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Newcomer Funeral Home, 837 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters, Missouri 63376 with Lay Minister Sheila O’Connell Hayes officiating. Visitation will be 11:00 am until service time Tuesday at Newcomer Funeral Home. Interment, with Military Honors, will be at St. Charles Memorial Gardens, St. Charles, Missouri.
Donations may be to the American Cancer Society in James memory.
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