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James Edward Tonkin

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Oct. 8, 1921 - March 20, 2013
James Edward Tonkin, 91, passed away Wednesday in a local hospital following a long illness. He was born in Iola, Kansas to Charles V. Tonkin and Henrietta (Gano). He and Gloria, married over 50 years, lived and raised their son, Mark, in Southern California. They preceded him in death. Jim has lived in Benicia the past two years. He worked as a Conductor with Santa Fe Railroad over 40 years.
James was a veteran of World War II (Pacific) and the United States Navy.
James is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial services will be held 11:30 a.m., Saturday at Passalacqua Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Fairhaven Memorial Park. Family prefers donations to or . Please visit the online tribute at
Published in TimesHeraldOnline on Mar. 23, 2013
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