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JAMES PAUL BRANCA Age 73, of Hemet, CA, passed Monday, October 14, 2013, at home surrounded by family. He was married to Joye Branca for over 52 years and was the son of the late Joseph Branca and Edla Branca. Jim loved sports and was recruited by the Chicago White Sox for their AAA team until an injury ended his career. He also liked the Cubs, Bears and was an avid Broncos fan. Jim enjoyed Broadway musicals and his favorite was Phantom of the Opera. Jim loved his kids and grand kids and attending their sporting events. His family describes him as having a great sense of humor and he was the "Favorite" Brother, Uncle, Father, and Grandfather of many loved ones. He liked to greet his family with a big hug to which he earned the nick name, " Baby Huey ". Survivors are his wife Joye Branca; brother Bruce Branca; sisters Kathy Oates and Chris Branca; son, Kevin Branca (Darin Neves); daughters Tracy Flowers (Jim) and Laura Branca; grandchildren Zach, Hannah, Jensen, JJ and Kosta, and a multitude of in-laws, nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Hemet United Methodist Church, 530 S. Buena Vista, Hemet CA 92543 at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 18, 2013. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hemet United Methodist Church or the . Arrangements are being handled by Miller-Jones Mortuary & Crematory - Hemet, 1501 West Florida Ave, Hemet, CA.

Published in Press-Enterprise on Oct. 17, 2013
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