BLACK, James Richard
James Richard Black was born Feb. 22, 1981 and passed away after a long and courageous battle with mental illness on May, 1, 2012.
He will be deeply missed by his mother Danese (Gary) Hammond, his father James (Denise) Black, sisters Sandra (Steve) Gaytan and Natalie Cimino, grandparents William (Katherine) Cox, Joan Dolberg, and Paul (the late - Thelma) Black and many uncles, aunts, cousins, and step-brothers and sisters, and friends.
James was a graduate of Folsom High School and The Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad CA. He was a certified gemologist and worked in jewelry retail, was a truck driver and furniture mover. He attended classes at ARC. He is a US Army veteran.
James was a hard worker who loved to read, write poetry, discuss science and politics, and watch science fiction movies. He had a great sense of humor and loved eating home cooking. He loved his family and his family loved him. We will miss his wonderful smile and infectious laugh. James, may you finally achieve the peace of mind you so richly deserve.
A private memorial service will be held for James on Thursday, May 10th.
Remembrances may be sent in James' name to The Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH. 45250-0301 Attn: gift processing (DAV.org); or National Alliance on Mental Illness
Published in The Sacramento Bee on May 9, 2012