James was born in New Jersey and moved to Los Angeles while in service during WWII. He moved his family to Flintridge in 1967. Self employed, he worked hard and loved fixing and improving his Flintridge home of 40 years. But his greatest lobe was his family and he is survived by his wife of 68 years, Doris; sons James, Daniel, and Steven; daughters Janice and Carol; and four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He is sorely missed.