James A. Svaldi, Sr.

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James A. Svaldi, Sr.


September 4, 1924 - September 25, 2013

James Anthony "Jim" Svaldi, Sr., 89, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at the Denver Health Medical Center. 
He was born Sept. 4, 1924, in Red Lodge, MT to Josephine (Bartoletti) and John Svaldi, Sr. When he was 3 years old, the family moved to Ouray, Colo., where he was raised, graduating from Ouray High School. He then served in the U.S. Navy for 36 months during World War II.
After being honorably discharged, he came to "Butte and graduated from Butte Business College. While attending Butte Business College, he met Nancy A. Griffiths and they were married July 13, 1947. He then worked for W.P. Fuller for over 40 years, retiring in 1988.
Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Nancy, on June 8 of this year, as well as his parents, and a brother, Martin.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Bill Mattioli, Butte; sons and spouses, Jim Svaldi, Jr.  and his wife Toni, Anaconda, and John Svaldi and his wife Debbie, Butte; granddaughters, Stacie Sanders and her husband Nate, Missoula, and Jamie Svaldi, Missoula; brother, John Svaldi and his wife Doris, Montrose, Colo.; and brother-in-law, Jack Griffiths, Spokane.
Private family services are planned with entombment in Mountain View Cemetery. 
Memorials are requested to the Butte Emergency Food Bank or to a charity of the donor's choice.