James P. Whitley 60, of Naples, Florida, passed away on February 7, 2021 at home, surrounded by family. Jim was born and raised in Newark, NJ. As a kid, Jim enjoyed playing football. In 1973, he was the Most Valuable Player of the Vailsburg Junior Football League, where he was a Safety and a Tight End.
He left New Jersey for Florida in the late eighties. For the last 30 years, Jim was a loyal employee of The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Zenaida. He is survived by his loving brothers Russ, Frank and Dan. He was a loving brother-in- law to Kathy, Nenita and Paul and had many loving relatives in the Philippines. Jim was a Loving uncle to Tom, Dan, Sara, Kelly, Mercedes and Patrick. Jim was predeceased by his father, Frank and mother, Helen.
Visitation will be held on Thursday February 11, 2021 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at Fuller Funeral Home East 4735 Tamiami Trail East, Naples
Funeral Mass will be on Friday February 12, 2021 at 10:30am at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Naples
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Avow Hospice, Naples
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