December 11, 1942 - September 20, 2010


December 11, 1942 - September 20, 2010


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Obituary for James SACHELI

James Sacheli, “Jim” was born December 11, 1942 in Rochester, NY. His parents were Chuck and Josephine Sacheli. Jim moved to Temple City, CA as a young boy and graduated from El Monte High School in 1960. A year later he joined the 101st Airborne Paratroopers and proudly served his country.In 1981, after almost 20 years apart, he reunited with his childhood friend, Shirley Dianetti. They were married, and Jim then became an instant father of 3. He helped to raise his new daughters, eight grandchildren, and has been an active role in raising his great grandchild, Riley Ammon. Everything he did in the last six years has been dedicated to the “light of his life”. Riley kept him young in body and spirit.Jim moved to Lake Havasu City in 1985 and he, along with his wife Shirley owned La Fiesta Pool, Spa and Patio. He also ran a pool and spa repair business. The last few years of his life have been dedicated to building and opening a new restaurant, Pita Paradise in Lake Havasu City. “Papa” was very excited about opening the restaurant and looked forward to bringing “Main Street” back to life. The last six months, despite battling numerous ailments, you could see Papa clearing tables, serving food and or taste testing new recipes.The Lord, however, felt he needed Jim's handy skills in heaven, and asked him to join Him on September 20, 2010.Jim is preceded in his death by his Father, Chuck Sacheli. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Sacheli; his mother, Josephine Sacheli; sisters Linda Szardehelyi (Frank) and MaryAnn Monaco; Sisters in law, Donna Dianetti, and Linda Ontiveros (Arthur); Daughters, Joanne (Chris) Vianos, Jeanne Kentch, Janette Ammon; grandchildrenStephanie Ammon, Josh Plummer, Jacquelyn Plummer, Heather McWhirter, Jordan Plummer, Danielle Kentch, Dustin Childress, Demi Kentch; former son-in-law, JamesPlummer and great grandson, Riley Ammon; Nephews Jamie {Corinne) Semour, Richard {Tisha} Monaco, Paul Ontiveros, Eric Ontiveros (Tiffiny), Steve Lambright (Michele), Jamie Trunick; nieces Keri Seymour, Jennifer York, Linda Keefer, many great nieces and great nephews and wonderful neighbors and friends.A celebration of Papa's life will take place with a visitation at Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home on Thursday, September 23rd from 6-8. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Mass will be conducted on Friday, September 24th at 1:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, with military honors presented graveside immediately following the mass.Thoughts and condolences may be submitted to the family at www.lietz-frazefuneralhome.comArrangements were placed under the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home & Crematory.

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