James August Dattilo, age 77, passed away suddenly on March 20, 2021. He is survived by the love of his life, Becky Dattilo (nee Sanford) and a large family, including his children Carrie (Mike), Maureen (John), Shannon (Jeff), Chris (Abby), and Lauren (Nate); grandchildren Isabella, Robert, Adah, Laurel, Madison, Josh, Chris, Chase, Olivia, Vivian, Lydia, and Ryder; brothers Tony (Sharon), Ron (Karen), and Ken (Joyce); and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving parents Marion and Viola Dattilo.
A native of Cincinnati, Jim played high school football at Elder and continued his playing career at Northeast Missouri State. After college, he began a long and dedicated career in Special Education, the majority of which he spent with Hamilton County ESC. Jim enjoyed an active social life, but even more, people enjoyed being with him. He was an avid golfer, racquetball player and enjoyed a good game of cards. Whether it was a trip to Italy or Elk Lake Shores, he enjoyed traveling and exploring new places. Friends and family admired Jim's kindness and generosity. His sense of humor and playful nature was contagious. He was an unmatched Grandpa who patiently followed his grandchildren's every whim. Every grandchild was sure they were his favorite.
Visiting hours will take place on Friday, March 26, 2021 at Spring Grove Funeral Home, 4389 Spring Grove Ave in Cincinnati, from 2-4 PM. The funeral ceremony will be held by private attendance but you may watch the service by clicking the live stream link below. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all in attendance are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America or Hamilton County Education Foundation.
Arrangements by Spring Grove Funeral Home, 4389 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati.
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