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James E. Wilhelm

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James E. Wilhelm Obituary
November 2, 1940 - May 29, 2017 Jim Wilhelm, age 76, of San Diego, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 29, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. Born in Southgate, California, on November 2, 1940 to Dolores and Jim Wilhelm, Jim graduated from California State University - Long Beach and then University of California - Los Angeles law school. After marrying Janet Coffelt in 1968, Jim joined the law firm of Kindel & Anderson specializing in probate and estate planning. He spent 41 years practicing law and was a founding partner of law firm of Palmieri, Tyler, Wiener, Wilhelm & Waldron where he worked until he retired to spend more time with his grandchildren in 2009. Jim was a former board member of Orange County Girl Scouts and former Elder at the Tustin Presbyterian Church. He was a lifelong film buff who will always be remembered for his trenchant sense of humor, skill at storytelling, and his compassion for others. He is survived by his wife Janet Wilhelm, son James Wilhelm, daughter-in-law, Rebecca Gibson, daughter Victoria Corlett, son-in-law, Leon Dillard, and grandchildren Catherine and Collin Corlett. Friends and family are invited to a memorial service on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the James E. Wilhelm Memorial Fund to support medical research by calling UCSD Director of Development Katarina Trojnar (858) 534-1966 or visiting https://biology.ucsd.edu/research/academic-sections/cdb/giving.html
Published in the Los Angeles Times from July 22 to July 30, 2017
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