Find A Record
  Contact Information
  Sources / Credits
  Resource Links
Cloverdale Cemetery ~ James Joseph DeLoretto ~ part of the Marion County Cemeteries of Oregon
Print Friendly Version
DeLoretto, James Joseph
LAST: DeLoretto FIRST: James MID: Joseph
BORN: 26 'Oct 1953 DIED: 4 Feb 2011 BURIED: 9 Feb 2011
BIRTH PLACE:  Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Medford, Jackson Co., Oregon
SALEM - James Joseph "Jimmie" DeLoretto was born to Louis and Virginia DeLoretto on October 26, 1953 in Salem, Oregon. He passed away suddenly on February 4, 2011. Jimmie was the second of five children. He was a loving husband to Mary West, a father to Meghan and Luke, a caring son, brother, and uncle, and he dedicated his life to looking after the needs of his family.

Jimmie was raised in Salem, Oregon and attended South Salem High School with the class of 1972. While attending school there, Jimmie was ASB President, lettered in Track and Field, and was the starting tailback. Jimmie prided himself in being a part of the 1971 State Championship Football team which is still the only year the school has held that title. He was honored to be a part of this team that was recently inducted into the South Salem Sports Hall of Fame.

Jimmie attended Southern Oregon University (SOC at the time) where he said he worked his two favorite jobs ? DJ for a local radio station and as a referee. He then moved to Orlando, Florida to work for his uncle's beverage distributing company and while in Florida he graduated from the Florida State Police Academy where he served in law enforcement. He missed his home in Oregon, so he moved back and began his long career in Crowd Management.

His empire began in 1979 when he started his first company, Crowd Management Services (CMS) that serviced clients in Oregon at concerts, fairs, festivals, and sporting events. He branched his Crowd Management company from Oregon to include Washington, Montana, Alaska, and Idaho. He pioneered the terms crowd management and guest services and provided "the best of the best" to clients throughout the Pacific Northwest. In order to expand his guest service program, Jimmie attended the Disney University Professional Development Program receiving certificates for his continued education. He then used this schooling to instill a more family oriented event atmosphere. Crowd Management Services (CMS) then evolved into Starplex Corporation which celebrated its 32nd anniversary this year. In 2008 he was approached by a real estate company to take over and turn their business around. Jimmie took on the challenge and was able to make their company a family.

Jimmie was a hard working man, loved to spend time with his wife and family. He enjoyed walking the fairgrounds during fairs, flying planes, spending time at his beach house, and playing practical jokes on anyone he could prey on. He had a personal goal to write a book on heroes, along with elaborate plans for enhancing fairs and festivals. His life touched and encouraged many people through the years, and his legacy will live on forever in our hearts.

Jimmie is preceded in death by his father, Louis DeLoretto Sr. and nephew, Kyle Rabe. He is survived by his wife, Mary West; his children, Meghan and Luke Keysboe; his mother, Virginia DeLoretto; brother, Chip DeLoretto; sisters, Joan DeLoretto, Sue and Tom Rabe, Charli DeLoretto; nieces, Rhiannon Kamper, Wendy Walsh, Sophia DeLoretto-Chudy, Ellie DeLoretto and Kyleah Rabe; nephews, Jeremy and Justin DeLoretto, Nico DeLoretto-Chudy, Will DeLoretto, and his extended family, Valarie DeLoretto, and Kristen Carpenter.

A private interment was held at Cloverdale Cemetery in Turner, Oregon on Wednesday February 9, 2011. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 20, 2011 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront in Portland, Oregon. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Mercy Corps at PO Box 2669, Portland, OR 97208. For any inquiries please contact Threadgill Memorial Services at 503-526-3952. 
StatesmanJournal 13 Feb 2011
Cloverdale Cemetery Association
SJ 13 Feb 2011

Home |  Find a Record |  Directions |  Contact Information
History |  Photographs |  Sources / Credits |  Resource Links
Marion County Cemeteries Home Page |  Polk County Cemeteries Home Page |  Copyright/Terms of Use