James Roland Pinaglia

January 13, 1948 - July 31, 2022

James Roland Pinaglia, 74, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 2018, formerly of Chicago, IL passed away Sunday, July 31, 2022 in Cape Coral. He was born January 13, 1948 in Chicago to Theodore and Catherine  Pinaglia, now deceased.

James was of the Christian faith. He was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church.  He graduated from Nativity Elementary School and attended Leo High School until he enlisted in the US Army.  He was a proud member of Local 399 Operating Engineers.  Jim retired from the City of Chicago Water Department.  While at the Springfield Pumping Station he worked with great guys, amongst them Don Knusta, Dan Olson, Steve Swenie, Joe Reidy, and so many others he called friends.

He is survived by his loving wife and bride of 51+ years, Margaret (Peg) Pinaglia of Cape Coral; children, Jimmy Pinaglia of Chicago, IL, Eileen Pinaglia (James Ryan) of Valparaiso, IN, Margaret Pinaglia of Chicago, IL, and Lisa Salvador (Angelo) of Lehigh Acres, FL, as well as Joey Lynn Pinaglia mother of his adorable grandchildren, Emily, Ella, Abigail, and AJ the children of Jimmy and Joey Lynn. Sister, Barbara Tunney (Jim Tunney now deceased) of Joliet, IL; sister Dee Sauseda and brothers Ted (Donna now deceased) and Paul, now deceased. His brother-in-law Pete Sauseda will miss Jim dearly.  Jim is also survived by his loving mother-in-law Katherine (Kay) Carey, who taught him how to make good coffee, as well as Penny Lopez (Gonzo), Eileen Kraslen (Joe), Dan Carey, and Kathy House (Gene).  His now deceased father-in-law Dan (Pa) Carey was a constant fixture at Jim’s home and the two of them enjoyed coffee and sports. His friends from childhood, Rich (AKA Bitsy), Jude, Theresa, Ralph and Billy will surely miss him. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Jim had a special fondness for the Galvin and the Phillips family especially Gramma Peg and Uncle Jim.

A Celebration of Life will be held September 24, 2022 in Chicago, IL.  Call or DM Peg for details.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Cheryl Kirby Sep 16, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    Peggy, I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  2. Lillian Sep 16, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    I went to school at nativity of our Lord with Jim ,he was a wonderful person ….Peg,so sorry for your loss.

  3. Dana Koll Sep 20, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    My heart breaks for all of you. May a little piece of James forever be carried on in your hearts and minds! My wish is for you all to one day find peace with his passing. May James rest easy.
    All my love.

  4. Mitch Sewell Sep 22, 2022 at 1:47 am

    Peg, we are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Pinaglia, although I was only around him a handful of times was a loving husband and devoted father. I know from the many stories we’ve heard from your children how much he was loved. Great memories to have in the absence of a wonderful spouse and father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family at this difficult time.

    Mitch Sewell and David Stewart

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