James Louis Fregosi, Sr., 71, of Tarpon Springs, FL, passed away peacefully on February 14, 2014 surrounded by his beloved wife, Joni, and 5 children Jim Jr., Jennifer, Nicole, Robert, and Lexi.
Jim was born in San Francisco, CA to Archie and Margaret Fregosi, the youngest of their 3 children. As he grew up he had a natural talent for athletics but ultimately, baseball captured his heart. He spent his professional years as a major league player, manager, and scout in the game he so dearly loved. Many referred to him as ?Big Jim? or ?Skipper? throughout his life and his charismatic presence will be sorely missed by all. Jim lived life to the fullest and cherished his children and grandchildren with as much fervor and dedication as he had for the game of baseball. Family and fishing were his passions.
Jim is survived by his wife, Joni, of 27 years, his 5 children: sons Jim Jr. and Robert, daughters Jennifer (Pickler), Nicole, and Lexi, his beloved grandchildren: Jimmy III, Katelyn, Joey Fregosi and Brett and Hope Pickler.
To honor the request of my loving husband we are to ?celebrate his life? not mourn his death. We invite family and friends to his celebration of life on Friday February 21, 2014 at Crescent Oaks Country Club from 7:30-9:30pm. The family respectfully requests any condolences be sent to Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home in New Port Richey, FL. Memorial donations can be given to The Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation (www.pbsfonline.com) and/or The Wounded Warriors Project.
"Whereas you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. For you are a mist that appears for a little while and then disappears." -James 4:14
May his soul be granted eternal rest.
My thoughts and prayers are with Jim's entire family during this difficult time.
I am so sorry to hear about Jim's passing ,it has been a long time since I have seen both of you and you are in my prayers .
MY deepest Sympathy,
The Loscalzo Family
Tarpon Springs, Fl.
Godspeed to a great baseball guy and a class act.
He will be missed as the first Angels superstar and as a player's player. An outstanding guy.
I wish blessings on his family during these difficult times.
All the best,
Rest In Peace, Jim Fregosi.
I met Jim Fregosi in 1960's
May the Hearer of Prayer (Psalm 83:18;Psalm 65:2) grant you strength, courage and the sweetest peace during your time of sorrow. And may you always cherish the many precious and fond memories of times spent with Jim.
Juanita, Jacksonville, Fla.
Thank You so much for sharing Jim with us! We will always be Greatful and Thankful for the Wild Ride and Wonderful Memories of 1993! May it help to know that others are sharing your loss and feeling your pain deeply. Rest In Peace Jim. Sending Peace Strength Comfort and Guidance to your family during this difficult and sad time.
Love Hugs and Prayers to all,