DANIEL ALAN JAMES MAY 24, 1949 - FEBRUARY 23, 2014 Dan passed away at home surrounded by his family after battling serious health issues for many years. He is survived by his wife of 30 years Rebecca (Becky) Hill James, daughters: Laura James and Allie James Roehm and her husband Alexander Roehm and grandson William Roehm from Dayton, Ohio. Dan's mother Arlene James, brothers: David and Andrew James of Miami Florida, sister, Debora Colman of Mandeville, Louisiana, and brother Thomas James of Escondido, California and nieces and nephews. At 18, Dan joined the Marines and fought in Vietnam where he was wounded in combat and was fortunate to serve his remaining time at the military base in Key West, Florida. After serving in the military, he received his political science degree at the University of Florida and later earned his law degree in California. Dan perused many professional interests; real estate, practiced law, but his primary occupation was in contract and procurement management where he ended his professional career at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dan was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church and enjoyed teaching at the Nomads Sunday school class. After Dan's medical retirement in 2002 he volunteered for AARP in their advocacy efforts with the New Mexico Legislation and the PRC. He provided pro bono legal services as sponsored by the New Mexico Bar Association, and supported the Santa Fe High School athletic activities. Dan was always in the pursuit of knowledge, he was an avid reader, and he loved a great debate. A graveside service will be held at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 North Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 1:30pm. Please enter at the main entrance and meet at the "funeral procession" sign. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505)984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com
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Berardinelli Family Funeral Service
1399 Luisa Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Feb. 26, 2014