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James Francis CALLOPY


1941 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
James Francis CALLOPY Obituary
June 14, 1941 - December 12, 2016 On Dec. 12, 2016, in Orange, CA, Jim died quietly in his home after lung cancer surgery and a subsequent massive infection. Raised as an only child on Long Island, he had a strong Catholic school education. Jim earned his undergraduate degree in Sociology at St. John's University in Jamaica, N.Y. He served for 2 years in the Navy followed by time in the reserves. He was a claim adjuster for Traveler's Insurance for 13 years. After attending the San Fernando Valley School of Law, he passed the bar and worked in the legal department of Mission Insurance Co. Next, he was at the law firm of Liebman and Reiner where he became a partner. Later, with 3 other attorneys, he formed a small workman's compensation firm in Brea, CA. It subsequently became Callopy and Bather. On March 15, 2007, he retired. Jim lived a very full 75 years and was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Loretta of 53 years, his four children and six grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Cathedral in Orange, CA on January 4, 2017 at 12:10 p.m. Military Honors by the Navy will be presented after the Mass. Private interment will follow with no reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the , the Veteran's Association, and Mary's Kitchen in Orange that feeds the homeless. Brown Colonial Mortuary, Santa Ana, 714/542-3949, assisting the family.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Dec. 21, 2016
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