James Robert Larente, beloved husband and father, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the love of his family on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at the age of 69 after battling cancer.
Fondly, referred to as “Jimmy” or “Jim” by his close family and friends, was born June 5, 1953, to James Joseph Larente and Grace Lindquist Larente in Detroit, Michigan. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of over 30 years, Elena Cabrera-Larente. Through marriage, he gained two daughters, Yvette and Danielle and a grandson Anthony James who enriched his life. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Jerome and Jonathan. He is survived by his brother, Jeff Larente of Henderson, Nevada.
Jim made his home in California in 1974 after a previous visit to San Francisco where he realized he loved the Pacific coast. He transferred his job from Michigan Bell to Pacific Telephone company (now AT&T) in San Francisco, then moved to the Corporate Offices in San Ramon where he met his Elena. He spent 23 years at AT&T primarily in information systems. He then went on to become a consultant in healthcare technology until he retired. Jim received his academic studies from the University of San Francisco where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems.
In retirement, Jim gifted himself with a classic 71’ Chevrolet El Camino and enjoyed taking it out for drives. He was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling with Elena and family to the Hawaiian Islands and to Europe. He was also a longtime music enthusiast in every way. From listening to his vast collection of vinyl, to selling albums through his on-line store, to hours of guitar sessions with his buddies, attending concerts and music festivals. His strong interest in music bridged lifelong connections and memories with those he shared it with.
Jim will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his sisters and brother’s in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces, and many extended family and friends. We would like to express our appreciation to the doctors at both UCSF Medical Center, Montage Health as well as Hospice of Central Coast for their invaluable care and support during this difficult time.
A celebration of life memorial will be held at a later date in June when Jim would have turned 70. The family will notify loved ones with details of the event.
Those wishing to honor his life can make a charitable contribution to any charity of their choice.