James Frank Aiello, 73, of Mesa died March 25, 2017. He was born in Chicago, the only son of Frank and Anna Aiello. He became a barber in 1961 and shortly after married his childhood sweetheart, Judith Kay. They were married for 55 years.
James yearned for travel and took many motorcycle trips around the Midwest. His interest in travel grew and he then moved his family to Mesa, Arizona in 1980. He owned the Cut Ups Barber Salon in downtown Mesa for over 27 years.
In his lifetime he was involved with many civic organizations and held positions as a Cub Scout leader, Kiwanis Club and Jaycees member, President of the Sons of Italy in Mesa as well as President of his own community HOA. He was a Realtor, Real Estate investor, open water diver and lover of hiking. He retired in 2011 and enjoyed going to his summer home in Overgaard, Arizona.
He leaves his beloved wife Judith; his children Frank, Lisa, Nick and Jackie Aiello, Jocelyn (Jim) Casselbury, Grandchildren JoAnna (Sam) Naegle, Christopher and Jonathan Donahue, Derek Garvey, Brandon and Elizabeth Casselbury, and Great Grandchild Huxley Naegle.
Jim had a wonderful life and he shared it with everyone. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He was loved and will be missed dearly, but always and forever in our hearts.
Memorial contributions will be lovingly accepted in lieu of flowers at: The Villa (Hospice Care Facility) 1103 S Mesa Drive, Mesa AZ 85210 in the name of James Frank Aiello.