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Jim Loftus, age 63, of Fairbanks, Alaska passed away September 3, 2013 after a yearlong battle with cancer. Jim was raised in San Francisco. He graduated from St. Cecilia Grammar School ('64), Riordan High School ('68) and the University of Santa Clara ('72). Jim received his Masters Degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Washington (79). Jim is survived by his wife Eileen, and children Aran, Oliver, Michael and Clare. He is further survived by his father James and sisters Jeanne, Teresa, Rosemary, Eileen and Julie. A service in his memory was held in Fairbanks, Alaska on September 13, 2013. There will be a private memorial in San Francisco on October 6th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Engineers Without Borders USA, J. Michael Carroll Cancer Center, Fairbanks AK or Running Club North.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Sept. 16, 2013