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James E. Scott


1932 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
James E. Scott Obituary
July 1932 - October 2016 James E. Scott, 84, of Rancho Palos Verdes passed away Oct 13, 2016. Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, as well as a loyal friend to so many who will miss him. A Californian for more than 40 years, he grew up in Seattle and graduated from Langley High School on Whidbey Island where he recently joined his classmates for a 65th reunion. A business graduate of the University of Washington, he loved the Huskies. He also held a LL.B. degree. He was a proud veteran of the US Navy, serving in the Philippines during the Korean War. During his long career, Jim directed various nonprofit trade associations, retiring in 1995 after nearly 25 years as executive director of the Western Council of Construction Consumers. He then took on a number of volunteer activities, working with adults and children who might benefit from his English tutoring and mentoring. Later he became active in residential real estate sales, working with Keller Williams and Forecast Realty in Torrance. Jim leaves his wife of 39 years, Kathleen, and his three devoted daughters: Elizabeth Herrick of Riverside, Alisa (Ken) Maclin of Tustin, and Juliet Scott of Los Angeles. He also leaves four precious grandsons: Tyler and James Herrick, and Evan and Ryan Maclin; loving sisters (Maryjane Larreau, Shirley Baines, Theresa Meditch, and Judy (Paul) Lazetera) and one brother, Tim (Diane) Scott. He also leaves 5 brothers-in-law, 3 sisters-in-law and many nieces, nephews and dear friends who mourn his passing. Jim's family would like to thank all his friends and neighbors who supported him in his five-year struggle with multiple myeloma. We especially appreciate the care he received from Dr. Hugo Hool and his staff at CancerCare in Redondo Beach, and from Dr. Mary Doost, his primary care physician in Torrance who made his life just little bit easier. A celebration of life is planned in the coming weeks. Jim supported Wounded Warriors and the American Cancer Society.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 26 to Oct. 29, 2016
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