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WEST FRANKFORT — James F. Perrotto, 60, Oak Road, Royalton; died suddenly Wednesday afternoon, April 25, 2018, at his home.

He was born July 13, 1957, in Meadville, Pennsylvania, and spent much of his youth in Southern Illinois. He graduated from Frankfort Community High School, class of 1975 and attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

James was president and chief executive officer for many years of The Barber Mine Timber Company, Inc., a wood products firm, located in Perry County. He was also a member of the boards of directors of several publishing companies, including Community Media Group, Oelwein Publishing Company, Timmus Investments and Mississippi Publishing Company.

He was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

James travelled extensively throughout South and Central America, residing briefly in Roatan, Honduras; Panama City, Panama; and Cancun, Mexico.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ann Bagnato Perrotto and James Perrotto; maternal grandparents, Harriet and Fred Gisewhite; and several aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his wife, Luz Adriana Narvaez Chara Perrotto whom he married in Bogota, Columbia in 2007; her parents, Maria Rubiela Chara and Guillermo Narvaez Espana both of Cali, Columbia.

Also surviving are his parents, Jill Gisewhite Perrotto, and L. J. Perrotto of West Frankfort. Other survivors include his brothers and their wives, John D. Perrotto (Tammy) of Dutzow, Missouri, Mark J. Perrotto, (Kendra) Tunnel Hill Lake of Egypt; a niece, Jenna Perrotto Johnston (Walter) and daughter, Paige of Columbus, Ohio; nephews, Gregory Perrotto of Wolcott, Indiana, and Garret Perrotto of Kansas City, Missouri; aunts and uncles, Linda Perrotto Johnson of Erie, Pennsylvania, Helen and Fritz Gisewhite of Akron, Ohio, and Roslyn Mullen of Atlanta, Georgia; along with several cousins.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, April 27, in Union Funeral Home, West Frankfort. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Illinois 37 South (Foxcroft ward). Burial will follow in Tower Heights Cemetery, West Frankfort.

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