BOARDMAN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Jim Ciavarella, 87, passed away at home, on Sunday, January 22, 2023.

Jim was born May 8, 1935 in Youngstown, the son of Luigi and Jennie Torchio Ciavarella.

He was a 1953 graduate of East High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957. Prior to his retirement, he worked for the K-Mart Distribution Center.

Jim is survived by his wife, Theresa Bernard Ciavarella, whom he married September 15, 1956; three daughters, Diane (Larry) Visgak, Patty (John) LaPresta and Nancy (Ken) DiRocco; three granddaughters, Jessica (Steve) Wolfe, Danielle (Kevin) Gordon and Rachel LaPresta; one grandson, Anthony (Rebecca Hamel) LaPresta; three great-granddaughters, Penelope and Audrina Wolfe and Lennon Gordon; two sisters, Rose Peterson and Barbara (Gary) Heeley and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mary Giovannini and Lucy Bacha and four brothers, Angelo, Sam, Joe and Jack Ciavarella.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., followed by a 12:30 p.m. funeral service, at the Rossi Brothers and Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Avenue in Boardman.

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