Oct 11, 1942 - Mar 19, 2013
Resident of Cupertino
James William "Jim" Huffman, peacefully passed away in the early morning hours of March 19, 2013 in San Francisco, CA, age 70. A resident of Cupertino, CA and Oakdale, CA, Jim was born October 11, 1942 in Bloomfield, IA at his grandmother's house. He graduated from Bloomfield High in 1961 and attended Drake College in Des Moines, IA. There, he met Karen Whitson and they married December 8, 1962. (They divorced in 1986.) He served in the Navy for 8 years as an electronics technician, acheiving the rank of Chief Petty Officer. They settled in Cupertino where Jim worked in the burgeoning computer industry, ultimately retiring from Apple Computer in 2005. He took pride in his work on iBooks and other PowerPC-based Macs. He was also an avid horseman who enjoyed trail riding and attending horse shows. He is survived by his two daughters, Aleece Hoffmann of Davis, CA and Moya Drayson of San Francisco, CA, and his sisters Betty Jo Ritz of Milton, IA and Barbara Huffman of Bloomfield, IA. He was predeceased by his former wife Karen (Whitson) Huffman, and his parents William and Josephine "Jo" Huffman of Bloomfield, IA.
At Jim's request, no services will be held. Memorials may be made to Oakdale Equine Rescue 533 Messara Ct, Oakdale, CA 95361
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on May 5, 2013