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James Edward Declusin


1942 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
James Edward Declusin Obituary
October 30, 1942 - June 3, 2016 Born October 30, 1942 he left this life on June 3, 2016. Husband of Maria, father of Mark Anthony (wife Cindy) and Patrick Edward (wife Niccole) Declusin, loving grandfather to Caeden, Charles and Sadie. He is survived by a brother Richard (wife Linda), and nephew Anthony and niece, Emily. His early childhood was spent in Stockton, California. A graduate of Santa Clara, he then became a Naval Officer. After service, he went to work for Kaiser Steel until the company folded in 1974. From there, Jim was instrumental in the development of California Steel and continued to influence its direction and success until 2001. After a year and a half of retirement he became the Chief Executive Officer of Oregon Steel. Having sold the company to Evraz Industries he retired for the last time in 2009. He will be missed by many in business and personally. There was a small private Mass on 06/07/2016. There will be a celebration of Life later in June. Donations in lieu of flowers: Thunderbird Employee Scholarship Fund, c/o of Thunderbird Country Club PO Box 5005, Rancho Mirage CA 92270 City of Hope 1500 E. Duarte Rd Duarte, CA. 91010 Attn: Joe Komsky St Mary's Home for Boys 16535 SW TV Hwy Beaverton, OR 97003-5142. Neptune Society of Orange County is responsible for the final resting place of Jim Declusin (949) 646-7431
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 14 to June 18, 2016
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