James Francis Ventura, Sr.
James Francis Ventura was born on Kauai on July 20, 1940 and passed away peacefully amongst family on January 7, 2020 at his home in Kailua. He was an adoring husband, dedicated father, and admired friend. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Teresa Ventura, his 5 children Jody, Jimmy, Jeffrey, Jason, and Jonathan, in-laws Stacy, Suzanne, and Joanne, and 9 grandchildren Kurt, Kristen, Tawny, Siena, Kanoa, Keanu, Pueo, Rylee, and Beau. He also leaves behind his older brother, Mel Ventura. Jimmy attended St. Stephen's Seminary for high school and college. He transferred to Chaminade University and later received a law degree at the University of San Francisco Law School. After practicing 3 years in the US Attorney's Office, he partnered with Ronald Libkuman in 1968 to help build a well-respected law firm. Jimmy was a mentor to many lawyers that followed him. He was selected President of the Hawaii State Bar Association in 1981. After retiring at an early age, he served part-time as a Mediator and Arbitrator. Throughout his work and personal life, he exemplified important values such as integrity, honesty, and being true to oneself. He showed great devotion to family, work, and God and was a devoted Catholic and longtime parishioner of St. John Vianney. Jimmy enjoyed playing piano and writing poems. He was active in sports with a special passion for golf and tennis, and he loved his daily swim with friends. He cherished spending time with friends and family traveling the world and on RV drives across the US. Jimmy was the ideal husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend and he will be deeply missed. A celebration of Jim's life will be held at St. John Vianney Church on Saturday January 25 with a visitation at 9:15, eulogy at 10:30, and mass at 11:00. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary
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