Dirrigl worked at Louis Fishgold, Inc. from the late 1970s to the early 1980s. Later, he joined Louis J. Decarlo & Sons where he became a partner and increased sales, especially fresh strawberries and tomatoes. Both businesses no longer exist.
In 2006, Dirrigl joined Shipping Point Marketing. Eventually, he brought his younger brother Bill to the business.
He is survived by his wife, Tamie, and son, Jamie.
In lieu of flowers, his family asks memorials be made for his son’s college fund. Checks can be made out to James W. Dirrigl, and mailed to Care of Shipping Point Marketing, Inc., P.O. Box 51360, Phoenix, AZ 85076.