Allaire, James M.
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March 6, 1917 - January 5, 2013
James Mortimer Allaire, 95, former resident of Sierra Madre and Arcadia CA, died in Iowa City, IA on Saturday, January 5, 2013. Jim was born March 6, 1917, in Brooklyn NY. He graduated from Cooper Union in 1939 and had a long career with Turner Construction Company, retiring as VP/Operations Manager Los Angeles. His work in the Los Angeles area included Union Bank Plaza (1968), ARCO Plaza (1972 - now City National Plaza), and Security Pacific Plaza (1974 - now Bank of America Plaza). On hearing of his passing, a past President of Turner wrote that Jim was a mentor to everyone in Turner who met him. His analytical and professional approach to management was a tremendous contribution to the company and his sage advice and counsel is now part of the culture of the company. Further details may be found online at www.gayandciha.com.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 8, 2013