James was born January 11, 1955 in Ely, Nevada where he lived most of his life. He graduated from White Pine High School.
At the time of his death James was working as a Maintenance Technician at the Tonopah Brewing Co. in Tonopah, Nevada. He enjoyed reading, going to church and spending time with friends and family. James was a long time member of the Knight of Columbus and the Ely Elks.
James is survived by two brothers and two sisters. Terry (Tina) Rattazzi of Las Vegas, Nevada, Deanna (Dillon) Moore of Reno, Nevada, Adrienne Rattazzi of Anaheim, California and Devin (Linda) Rattazzi of Spring Creek, Nevada. Nieces and Nephews Tina, Ronny, Teri, Tabatha, Wesley, Johnathan, Jessica and Michelle, as well as several great nieces and great nephews. He is also survived by special friend Romina Canteberry of Ely, Nevada.
James was preceded in death by his parents Adrian H. and Martha Sauls Rattazzi.
Services are scheduled for Saturday May 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church 900 E 11th Street. There will be a Rosary immediately followed by the funeral services.
Burial will be in the Ely City Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Knights of Columbus Council #1340 or the Ely Elks Lodge #1469.