James was predeceased by his sisters and brothers, Sadie Allgaier, Eleanor Fabiano, Mildred Dione, Angelina Fresiello, Anthony Rotunno and Michael Rotunno. He is survived by one brother Louis Rotunno. James was the uncle of many nieces and nephews.
James retired from the Department of Defense as a quality assurance specialist in the Defense Logistics Agency. James was a active member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and other Korean War Associations.
Visiting Sunday April 18 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Whitting Funeral Home, 300 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head. Funeral Mass April 19 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church in Glen Cove. James has received special honors to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery on April 27. The family will present the burial flag from Arlington to the City of Glen Cove to fly over the Vietnam War Memorial at the Dennis Brian Murray Park, Leech Circle South, Glen Cove.