James Edward Aldonis, 74, of Lawrence, MA, passed away on December 18, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV.
James was born on 1/21/44 to Alice and Randy Aldonis of Lawrence, MA. He went to elementary school at St. Patrick’s and Central Catholic High School and Lawrence High School for graduation in 1962. He enlisted into the United State Air Force on October 29, 1962. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Small Arms Marksmanship Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Longevity Service Award and Outstanding Unit Award. He was honorably discharged on 11/10/1966. He was a United States Air Force Reserve until 10/28/1968.
He moved to Las Vegas, NV in the fall of 1970. He worked at the Las Vegas Club Casino where he met fellow employee Joyce Eleanor Sobie. The two dated, fell in love and later married on October 9, 1972 in Las Vegas, NV at the Little Church Of The West. They shared their Roman Catholic faith, a blended family, their love of bowling, playing bingo and of course they enjoyed Disneyland and Disney World. Also traveling around the country visiting friends and family to share their love for all. Jim also enjoyed golfing and was a scratch bowler; he even bowled an official perfect score of 300! He enjoyed playing poker and pinochle with his friends at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center. Jim loved eating lobster, scallops, pasta(spaghetti and meatballs), Tomato Sausage and Philly cheesesteak sandwiches. He worked in the gaming industry for 46 years in Nevada and Mississippi. The most recent being at the MGM in surveillance under Ron Buono whom he respected and loved. Even though he was officially retired, he loved working part-time with everyone there at the MGM.
Celebration of James’ life will be 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm on Friday 12/28/18 as well as from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on Saturday 12/29/18 at Davis Funeral Home on 1401 S. Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146. A Roman Catholic Vigil Service will be at noon on Saturday, 12/29/18, also at the Davis Funeral Home. It will be officiated by Father Dave Casaleggio (Retired Priest). There will be a Military Honor Guard and Flag ceremony following the Vigil Service on 12/29/18.
James is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Joyce, and his parents, Randy and Alice Aldonis.
James is survived by his children (youngest to eldest): his daughter Debbie, her husband Jason, their children Darrah and Daisa, his son Jimmie and his wife Deb, their children Angelique and Joshua, and their grandchildren, Bailee, Mike, Alea, Sydney, Braeden, Ezekiel, Kenzie, and Maizie…his son Wayne and his wife Jeanne, his children, Dawn and Bradley, and grandchildren, Cohen, Kambria, Hudson, and Eli…He is also survived by his sister Susan and husband Bernie, brother Stephen wife Paula, brother Edward and wife Liz, sister AnnMarie and husband Bob, and brother Matthew and wife Kim and their families. Also, step-father Thomas Pendergast. Jim has 3 children, 6 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
The Family of James Aldonis wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Father Jim Jankowski of the St. John Neumann Catholic Church and his Eucharistic Minister Cynthia, Father Dave Casaleggio (Retired Priest), the entire staff at Nathan Adelson Hospice on Tenaya, and the compassionate staff at Davis Funeral Home (Rainbow Blvd.).
James was a humble, selfless, awesome Christian man with a great sense of humor, and an even greater love for life, friends, and family. He was an awesome Dad! Papa! Brother! And Friend! Love You Forever!!!
My sincere and deepest condolences to his family. Jim you will never be forgotten. You touched and enriched my life greatly. You were a great leader, mentor, friend and father to me. See you at Disneyland. I look forward to the day I will see you again. Thank you for gracing me with your presence and now may you find comfort and rest. God Bless Your Soul.
Aaron "Poi" GoodsteinKailua, HI
My heartfelt condolences on losing Jim. May your fondest memories bring you comfort.
Patti Conlon-HoldsworthCarlisle, MA
You have our deepest sympathy and most sincere condolences.
The Reynolds Family
Boyd ReynoldsBeaufort, SC
Pop, you were a great man to take on a ready made family. We all loved and respected you. You will live on in our hearts and minds forever as our father who took care of us all, loved us, and gave us the moral fortitude to be the people that you molded us to be. Love you always, your son, Wayne
Wayne FoxAlachua, FL
1 Peter 5:10 - "And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast." Thank you for the impact that you had on your family.
Florence JordanLas Vegas, NV
Jim Thanks for being the best boss and friend . RIP Love you .
Jerry LoganBastrop, LA
Remembering his wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. May loving memories bring you peace,comfort,and strength.
Charlene HitzWest Hills, CA
We offer our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family. We will always have such fond memories of Birthday dinners with both our families.
Jacqui and Taylor CrozierLas Vegas, NV
'So sorry for your loss of Jim, may he rest in peace'
Joe ConlonPelham, NH
May he have eternal rest. I wish comfort and peace to all his family and friends from your happy memories of Jim. In sympathy - a cousin.
Tom ConlonDallas, TX
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to family and friends. May all of your good memories be greater than your sadness during this difficult time. (Isaiah 25:8)
Chris C, NV