James Gibson Barton
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March 27, 1946 - September 21, 2012
James (Jim) to most and (Gib) to family and close friends passed away at his home on Friday, September 21st.
Jim was born in San Jose, graduated from James Lick HS in 1964 and attended Miss. State University. Jim went into the Military (US Army) in 1967 and completed his tour in Viet Nam in 1968 with the Signal core. Jim worked with some of the early pioneers in IC layout design working for many notable Silicon Valley companies over a 35 year career until his retirement from Flextronics in 2008. Jim loved traveling to Hawaii with his soul mate, so in his honor bring out your best Hawaiian shirt. Friends and family are invited to a Memorial service on October 1st, 1pm at Oak Hill Funeral Home, 300 Curtner Ave. San Jose, CA at the Chapel of Roses. In lieu of flowers please make a charitable donation to the Disabled American Veterans in Jim's honor.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Sept. 28, 2012