of Rossmoor, Los Alamitos, passed away October 26, 2012. James was born in 1924, in Detroit, Michigan. James served as an air force officer with the United States for many years, and a year during the Korean War
. He graduated from USC in 1964 in Electrical Engineering and worked on the Gemini Space Project at JPL for several years. He was buried at the Veteran's Cemetery in Riverside, CA. He is survived by wife, Jean; five children and nine grandsons.