James Michael Giuffre
January 15, 1946 - March 09, 2017
Much loved father, brother and friend
James Michael Giuffre AKA Mickey, Jim, Mike, Goofy, Guffry was a father, brother and friend.
He went thru Catholic school, was All-City Center at Blanchet High School, got a scholarship to WSU, but decided not to play football after losing all his excess weight. He majored in Hotel and Restaurant management, and after helping out with the family restaurant, the Italian Spaghetti House and Pizzeria founded by our father, he decided to go into banking and was the youngest loan officer ever to head a dept. for Pacific National Bank…BIGFOOT"S BANK. His last job was driving a taxi, which is ironic, because it was the first job that our father had, driving taxis in NYC during the depression when he wasn’t even 16 years old. He had 2 marriages, the latter producing a daughter whom he loved very much and he was very proud of the young lady she turned out to be.
After banking, he created Olympic Wholesalers where he sold statuary, Italian and Mexican Pottery, and was an Ed Hume product distributor, his biggest client to the Ernst Stores.
Divorce and some rough years had him living on Whidbey Island, then down to Kenmore on Depeche, a sailboat on Lake Washington. Finally back to Richmond Beach area, where he died on 3/9 after battling Kidney Failure and Heart disease. He leaves a daughter, Brooke R Eakes, and sisters Joan, Geri and Gina…along with his nieces, Jaclyn and Caitlin, and nephew and great nephews, Jesse, Jayden, Carter and Moses. And his best and life-long friend, Rob Wallace and his wife Ann.