Visitation at Funeral Home
Catholic Prayer Service
Obituary of James Keith DeNatale
Mr. James K. DeNatale age 70, of Bayville, NY passed away suddenly on September 15, 2018. Jim was born October 3, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Peter E. and Mary (Tamborino) DeNatale.
Jim graduated from Sheepshead Bay High School and attended the University of Arizona. Jim enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served aboard the USS Fort Snelling (LSD30) and the Cutlass (SS476), ultimately receiving the rank of Quartermaster Second Class before his discharge.
Jim met his wife Leslie as teenagers on the beaches of Bayville and raised their family in the town where they met and fell in love.
For over 40 years you could find Jim at DeNatale Jewelers working alongside his father Peter Sr., brothers Peter, Robert and John & niece, Donna, where he helped innumerable people celebrate their families’ most joyous milestones. In 2016, Jim retired from the family business to pursue his passion of selling and riding Harleys. He loved his Harley family and was a member, and Head Road Captain of Long Island HOG as well as a member of The Nassau County HOG Chapter, Long Island, NY, as well as a member of ABATE (American Bikers for Awareness, Training & Education) Long Island.
Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Leslie, loving daughter Heather and son Brandon, daughter-in-law Jamie, his adored grandsons Cooper and Wesley, sisters and brothers, Ellie (Richard) Weil, Peter (Kathy), Sister Natalie, Robert (Pamela), Mary (the late William) Carone, Joseph (Margaret) and Andrew (Lynn), brother-in-law Douglas (Deborah) Walsh, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and many loving relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his sister Ann (the late Donald) Quinn, brother John, nephew Peter Jr. and niece Julienne (Carone) Diers.
Visitation at Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home of Glen Cove on Saturday from 1-4:30pm. Catholic Prayer Service at Dodge-Thomas on Saturday at 3:45pm. Interment private.
In lieu of flowers, “In Memory Donations” to the NYU Melanoma Research Fund, c/o Dr. Anna C. Pavlick, NYU Clinical Cancer Center, 9th Fl. 160 East 34th St., New York NY 10016 or the Long Island ABATE https://longislandabate.org/about/in-memory-of-donations/ would be appreciated. www.DodgeThomas.com