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1938 - 2014 Obituary Condolences Gallery
James Blakeley Sept. 23, 1938 ~ Jul 23, 2014 Passed away on July 23, 2014. Born and raised in Rockford, IL, he joined the U.S. Navy after high school. He attended Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, where he was part of the first photography graduating class. Jim had a photography studio in San Francisco for 30 years, producing images for many of the best advertising agencies. He was involved in the APA's local chapter. After closing his studio, Jim pursued his interest in wine, working at a Sonoma winery and making his own wine, which he handed out generously. He was an active member of the Sausalito Yacht Club and the Marin Rose Society. Jim was a kind, gentle, fun-loving man who made friends easily and kept them close to his heart. He was always forthcoming with his time and talents. He is survived by his wife, Susan, son Michael (Elaine), daughter Amy, two grandchildren, and sister Jean Drake (Rockford, IL). In lieu of flowers, donations to Art Center College of Design (Attn: "Photography Scholarship"), 1700 Lida St., Pasadena, CA 91103. A celebration of his life will be announced.
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Aug. 3, 2014
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