Monterey – James (Jim) Harvey McCammon, Jr. passed away on November 14, 2013, surrounded by family. Born in Oakland, California on August 16, 1935 to Harvey and Vivian McCammon, Jim attended and graduated from Visalia Senior High School and College of the Sequoias Jim then graduated from San Jose State University with a teaching credential, and a Masters in Science. While attending SJSU, he met his future bride, Lynne Mason, a storybook romance that lasted 53 years. Jim and Lynne were married on August 6, 1960 at St. John's Episcopal Church in Monterey, CA. Anyone who knew Jim and Lynne knew that they were in love and that their marriage was one to aspire to.|
Jim enjoyed a successful career as a teacher at Andrew Hill High School in San Jose for 34 years.
After retiring he spent countless hours as a docent at both Garland Park and Point Lobos. He was often seen volunteering at the many local golf tournaments as Director of Spectator Transportation. Jim was a proud member of Sons in Retirement (SIRS) – he worked up the ranks, Little SIR to Big SIR.
His favorite pastimes were leading people at Garland Park on wildflower hikes, educational hikes at Point Lobos educating visitors about the history of Point Lobos' Whaler's Cabin, and playing a round of golf with Lynne and friends
Jim is survived by his wife, Lynne (Pinky); daughter, Shawn (Pollard); son, Todd; grandchildren, Anthony and Brittany; sister, Catherine and nephew, Michael O'Neil.
Jim touched so many with his passion to create and craft. His many hobbies included golf, photography, wildflowers, ceramics, wood working, macramé, and taxidermy.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
Please visit the memorial guestbook available online www.dignitymemorial.com/the-paul-mortuary to share memories or condolences.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Balesteri's At Laguna Seca Golf Ranch on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 1:00 p.m..
The family would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to the entire team at Pacific Cancer Center and Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula for their guidance and compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to help cancer patients who seek support from a local organization: Power Over Cancer – Supportive Care Alliance. Please donate on behalf of Jim McCammon at www.powerovercancer.org/.
Published in The Monterey Herald on Nov. 19, 2013