James “Jimmy” Andrew Restivo, 76, of Bryan, passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in Houston after a long battle with dementia. A Visitation will begin at 5:30pm followed by the Prayer Service/Rosary at 7pm on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, 3001 South College Avenue, Bryan, Texas.
Jimmy was born in Bryan to Sam and Nadine Restivo on December 11, 1941. He was the oldest of 11 children. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in Bryan in 1959. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1965 receiving his BBA in Marketing. After graduation he joined the U.S. Army, trained at Fort Benning, GA, and then arrived in Long Bình, Vietnam in December of 1966. He served as a Battalion Supply Specialist in the 2nd Battalion 3rd Infantry, 199th Light Infantry Brigade (“The Redcatchers” and “The Old Guard”) and was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Army Commendation Medal. He was honorably discharged in October of 1967.
After returning to Bryan from Vietnam, Jimmy work for various companies in Bryan and the Houston area in Sales and Marketing, including Gulf Oil Company, Berry Dry Goods and Fazzino’s Tire Service. He remained active in various Veterans organizations and activities in Bryan and Houston, he was a member in the American Legion Post 159, he has his name engraved in the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial Wall, and was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. For many years he worked the voting polls throughout Brazos County. Jimmy always enjoyed Easter celebration with his family.
Jimmy is preceded in death by his father, Samuel A. Restivo and mother, Nadine Dodds Restivo, and sister-in-law, Lena Fazzino Restivo.
Jimmy is survived by his daughter, Mary Ann Luna-Basquine and husband Paul; his brothers, Sammy J. Restivo (Karen), Johnny D. Restivo (Virginia), Mark E. Restivo, Charles P. Restivo (Kristina), Philip G. Restivo (Darla), Robert S. Restivo (Amy); his sisters Karen Pruitt (Norman), Linda Restivo, Cindy Stokes (David), Anna Springer (Doug); his grandchildren, Daniella, Haliey, Christian, and Christina; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in memory of James A. Restivo to the Dementia Society of America by mail to PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901, or online at www.DementiaSociety.org/donate.