C. James "Jim" Ciliberti, 80 of Minnetonka, passed away Oct. 30, 2011.
Jim served in the US Navy during the Korean war as an Aviation Electrician, attended Marquette University and graduated from the U of M. He had a long career as a sales executive for CM Offray Co.
After family, Jim's two loves were scuba diving and travel. Most summer weekends found him on his boat, the "Ann E", muck diving in Lake Minnetonka. Another favorite dive was Isle Royale in Lake Superior. Jim and Mary Ann spent the winters traveling the U.S. in their pick-up camper sight-seeing and visiting friends and family.
Jim was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Ann Elizabeth. Survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Ann; daughters Mary (Dan) Wysocki and Teresa (Perry) Cunningham; sons, Chuck (Bridget), David (Colette) and John (Sherri) and 14 grandchildren. Visitation is Friday, Nov. 4 from 5-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at David Lee Funeral Home, 1220 East Wayzata Blvd. in Wayzata.
Mass of Christian Burial is Sat. Nov. 5, 10:30 a.m. at The Church of St. Therese, 18323 Minnetonka Blvd. in Deephaven with visitation one hour prior. Private interment is at Holy Name Cemetery. Memorials preferred to St. Therese Church or Loaves and Fishes.