James Rowdy Clarke
FUNERAL HOME
El Camino Memorial – Sorrento Valley and El Camino Memorial Park
5600 Carroll Canyon Rd
San Diego, CA
CLARKE, JAMES ROWDY James Rowdy Clarke, 36 years old, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2005. Jimmy was a property manager for Crown Pacific Group, his family's company. He was born on July 16, 1969 in Van Nuys, Calif., but lived all of his life in San Diego County. He was a devoted and loving son, brother and uncle. His adored niece, Alli, was a priority in his life and he spent many days taking her to movies or on walks in a shared spirit of family togetherness. Jimmy will be remembered with deep devotion by his life-long friends. He loved the impromptu evening poker game or the camaraderie of attending Charger games together. His closest friend, Eddie Sanchez, said Jimmy's hallmark was, "doing all the wrong things at the right time." His outgoing and friendly personality impressed everyone who knew him and everyone who was fortunate to have known him was enriched by his personal charisma and joyful personality. He is survived by his sisters, Deborah and Shani; his mother, Diane; his niece, Alli, and his father, James. He is also survived by his grandmother, Frances; his great-grandmother, Dora and many great-aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert, in 1995. He was loved unconditionally by family and friends and will live in their hearts forever. Services will include a Viewing from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9th and a Funeral Service at Noon on Saturday, December 10th. Both will be held at El Camino Memorial Park Chapel, 5600 Carroll Canyon Road, (858) 453-2121. Please sign the guest book at obituaries.uniontrib.com
Published by San Diego Union-Tribune on Dec. 7, 2005.
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I miss you
Deborah Durst
November 3, 2012
You are truly missed not a day goes by that I dont miss the hell out of you
Shani Clarke
December 4, 2011
Oh Jimmy,
I still think about you often! You are missed and loved!

XOXO!!
August 27, 2010
Alli Clarke
August 24, 2010
Another Birthday Big brohters (Rob & Jimmy) and another year with out the both of you. You are not forgotten and you are truely missed. I will see you both again! Love you little sister Shani
July 16, 2010


Jimmy & Robert...Merry Christmas big brothers.... What did you get me this year for Christmas? lol A cheea pet? I know you're in good hands, however truely missed... We love you and you're always in our heart!
xoxoxoxoxox

Shani
December 24, 2009
Jimmy,
Your birthday is coming up and I miss you more today then ever. We had so many good times together. I still can't believe your gone. I never imagined losing both my brothers at such a young age and all the things I wish I would have told you. I've learned that without you and Rob here the glue for our family is gone and our pain of missing you has distanced us from each other. I think of you and Rob daily and hope you're together and at peace. You where loved more than you will ever know!
Happy Birthday lil Brother..
Deborah Durst
July 12, 2009
Dear Jimmy,
I wish I knew sooner and could have paid my respects to your family. I suppose it no longer matters as you are in the eternal place. You were a good man, and always put a smile on my face with your amazing antics. I wish I could have said goodbye or done something to help. May God bless you and your family.

Cassidy
Cassidy Collins
March 1, 2006
January 11, 2006
Dearest Brother,

I never thought I’d walk a day on this earth without you the memories are deep. I will always remember running around in the rain and hail with black garbage bags on. Riding our boogie boards down the stairs, breaking into the model homes and playing hide and seek. Tying up the baby sitter, having a party and stealing her car. Ditching school. Catalina, Aspen, Mexico. Dancing with you. These are just some of many memories that I will forever cherish. I miss you big brother. I’d give anything for this to be another one of your really bad jokes. Who’s going to break into my house and have parties now? Give Tiger a big kiss from me. I will see you in the end.

Your loving sister & friend……~Shani~

P.S Thank you to all Jimmy’s friends for the loving support you have given my family it means the world to us.
Shani Clarke
December 19, 2005
Jimmy, the funniest guy I've ever met. The times I spent with you,Lisa & Deb were some of the best times in my life. You were always a stinker and a whole lot mischiefess (sp?) The time when you and Lisa almost let me walk down stairs with my dress stuck in the back of my underwear at Kimberlys house warming. The times up in Big Bear skiing with Lisa and when I was sleeping on the floor your let out a poofffer that could wake anyone up!! You were my friend also. That huge smile and awesome personality. You would walk into a room and the whole place would light up. You deffinately had a way with the ladies and I know Lisa will love you forever. By the way, I said a pray to have God tell you I don't have a peanut head!!!! You stinker butt. To Debrah, I love you and pray for you and your family and your little one. May the Lord bless you all and that Jimmy was a gift from God even if for a short time here. We will see him soon. To Jim, Diane, Shani and Ali, I know that Jimmy loved you all so very much...Deb, you know he loved you, you were 2 peas in a pod. I know the Lord is with you all and Jimmy is happy.

All my Love, Heidi
Heidi Bowron-Acuna
December 14, 2005
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December 13, 2005
Dearest Jimmy,
I want to thank you for all the good times we shared for the 4 years we were together. We shared so many good memories together and with your family. Remember our diving trips on the boat to Cabo and Catalina? We would all tease each other about everything and laugh until we almost peed our pants? Remember our ski trips to Aspen and Utah? Those were some of my fondest memories of you…. I cherished those times with you, your mom, dad and sisters doing all those trips! Your family was so good to me always! I remember our “own little family” too…our dogs, Zues, Meathhead, and Stinky our cat…we were so happy at one time…I will forever miss those fond memories of you and you will forever hold a sacred spot in my heart, Jimmy! It meant a lot to me that you always wanted my happiness and I thank you for that. I know deep down your spirit was always restless and you longed for true happiness. I know you have found that now in God’s precious glory. For that I am at peace and I know I will see you again someday when God calls me home at that appointed time. Hey…save me a spot up there so we can laugh and tease each other again will you? Until then, a temporary goodbye my dearest Jimmy…and to Diane, Jim Sr., Debra, Shani and Ali….you are all in my thoughts and prayers…I love you guys!
Love, Lisa Wiley (Ferraro)
Lisa Wiley (Ferraro)
December 13, 2005
I hope you are at a better place now of where you want to be. You are a person still full of life and you will be looking down on all of us. My deep sorrows go out to all your family and freinds that are suffering. May the rest of your stay in the world be a peaceful one.
G-
Greg Curtis
December 10, 2005
Ingrid and I are sorry to hear about your passing.

Jimmy you were a good friend for many years and I had so many fun times together. You will always be missed.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Chris Norton
December 9, 2005
Jimmy....I had the pleasure of knowing you through Ed. You could walk into a room and own it with your infectious smile and personality. I could always count on a good laugh when I was going to hang with the 4 amigos.(Eddie,Mikey,Bill,& Jimmy) It was always an honor to be in great company. The memories are deep, touching and ever lasting. You will be missed.
To Your Friends & Family: My heart and prayers are with you.
Gabriela (Gabi) Kent
December 9, 2005
TO ALL OF JIMMY'S FAMILY AND FRIENDS:
I AM VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AND YOU ARE ALL IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. PEACE BE WITH YOU.
ADDIE TUBBS
December 9, 2005
December 9, 2005
Jimmy, I'm glad that Erika,and Ed introduced me to you. You have such a presence. The sparkle in your eyes, your wit, charm, and laughter was infectous...You will be missed!
To: your family,and friends, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and may you find comfort and strenghth from each other, and from GOD who can give us the power beyond what is normal...
Angela Munster
December 9, 2005
To the Family & Friends of Jimmy...my deepest condlences. You will be missed by many. Memories of good times. You are in my prayers. God bless
Donovan Bailey
December 8, 2005
All my Deepest goes out to the Clarke family and all of Jimmys friends and loved ones. Im so very sorry Eddie.I hope you seek comfort in all those that surround you. We love you and are here for you. Jamesrowdy88 ...Ill miss seeing you online everyday and chatting up on our IM's. Theres also no one can pick those nfl games as good as you either..ill miss getting your advice every weekend on the picks since you always seemed to somehow get them all right. Peace be with you always Jimmy.You are so very missed & loved.
Salomeh Moussavian
December 8, 2005
I had the pleasure of meeting Jimmy through Eddie, Mikey & Bill. What a great guy who was always smiling. God bless you Jimmy and my sincerest condolences to the Clarke family.
Carlos Yniguez
December 8, 2005
Oh Jimmy!! You will truly be missed by all. You've made me laugh so hard all these years. I'm so glad I saved that voice message you left me a year ago that to this day makes me laugh. I shared it with your sisters and a few friends and it brought them joy as well. May you have a safe journey. You are at peace now. You will always have a special place in my heart!!
Leila "Sugar" Inniss
December 8, 2005
You always had a strong presence in my heart, never leaving my thoughts no matter what the circumstances were. I will always love you. I'm completely confident that you are in a better place now, and are finally at peace. There will certainlly never be another like you.
To all the Clarke's, my most sincere condolences go out to you.
Angelique Kiss
December 8, 2005
My condolences to the family and friends ...I have had many goodtimes with Jimmy which was usually accompained, if not always by Ed and Mick...He will be missed greatly.
Todd Brunetti
December 8, 2005
Jimmy, Iam so sorry...... I feel you and will live everyday for you and with you in my heart for ever. Don't worry little brother we will live as one from now on. To all of Jimmy's family and friends may the days get better for you all, my prayers and love goes too you all.
Love and Aloha
Gregory Monk
Gregory Monk
December 8, 2005
Dear Jimmy

I met you more than 11 years ago along with your parents, sisters and niece, and you have always been a fun and charismatic person, a loving brother, a dedicated son, and an incredible uncle. It is hard to imagine this world without you among us. I will forever remember the fun times we had over the years, especially our Royal foods fight in Catalina Island … You will always live through the wonderful memories you left us with. May God Bless you Jimmy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
My deepest condolences go out to the Clarke Family.
Gerald Amsellem
December 8, 2005
To Jimmy's family and friends
May the good Lord bless you and watch over you as you go through this most difficult time in your lives.I'am sure Jimmy's in a better place right now,he always was a free spirit.
Michael Hilway
December 7, 2005
Jimmy, my thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and all our friends...may God rest your soul.
Derek Pierce
December 7, 2005
Jimmy,
You would always lite up any room you were in with your great personality and big smile. You will truly be missed! My deepest condolences go out to the Clarke family, expecially Shani. I am here if you need anything.I will be unable to attend the service but you will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
Todd Erwin
December 7, 2005
TO JIMMYS FAMILY AND FRIENDS. ALL MY CONDOLENCES TO YOU! I AM ED SANCHEZ GOOD FRIEND WHO INTRODUCED ME TO JIMMY YEARS AGO. HE WAS A BRIGHT AND FUN MAN TO HANG OUT WITH. HE WILL BE SADLY MISSED. MAY GOD BLESS HIS SOUL.
TONY SULLIVAN
December 7, 2005
Jimmy,

It's hard to write this to you now. I wish had written to you sooner.You came into our lives through our daughter Monique while she was still going to UCSD. When we first met you we thought, oh boy, this guy is trouble. But soon, with that wonderful charm and smile of yours, you won us over. Soon you were such a part of our family that we felt you were just another one of our kids hanging around the house. I can still picture you curled up on the family room couch, covered with a blanket watching TV. Jimmy, we shared some wonderful times together. The memories are deep, touching and ever lasting. The surfboard picture you bought us still hangs in a prominent place over the fireplace. Our home will always be remebered as The Hotel Pintarelli becasue of your wonderful Chrsitmas gift. We have misssed you and will always miss you until we meet again in the house of the Lord. God bless you Jimmy. To Diane, Deb, Shani and Alli: you have shared a son, a brother, a uncle with us and we have shared each other's homes... for this, we thank you from our hearts .
Our prayeres are with all of you now and forever...may God bless and keep you all.

Jim and Jan
Jim & Jan Pintarelli
December 7, 2005
Jimmy, I can only hope that now you can finally get over to the east coast for a visit. Come & hang any time, bro. I hope all is good for you now. My deepest sympathy to the Clarkes.
John Alexander
December 7, 2005
There are no words to describe how I feel.My condolences to the family and his close friends. He will be truly missed.
Ada Sanchez
December 7, 2005
Jimmy--we were just getting to know you through our daughter, Alisa.--Thank you for sharing your laughter and smiles. We will remember the fun times we had together.We're sorry you were suffering so inside. May our Dear Lord take care of you and take all that hurt away. Love you, Pat and Jim.
Pat and Jim Pose
December 7, 2005
Mr. Jimmy! I got the pleasure of hanging out with you only a few times and I won't forget that smile and laugh of genuine happiness. There is a lot of love, family, and friends close to you to watch over now. Peace be with you ...
Arturo Garcia
December 7, 2005
To My Lil Brother:
I will miss you dearly. To all his friends on here thank you for your support and kind words.
Deborah Townsdin
December 7, 2005
Jimmy, the few moments that I spent with you were filled with so much FUN!! You have one of the brightest, most vibrant spirits and the ability to make others LAUGH. That is so powerful. I know that The Lord is holding you now...May HE turn all your sorrows into joy. May he also comfort and guide all of your loved ones through this loss and remind them daily of each precious moment spent with you.
Me Ke Aloha Ke Akua
Maryanne Van Meter
December 7, 2005
December 7, 2005
We are so sorry for everyone's loss. Our hearts go out to Diane, Deborah and Shani. James is everyone's loss. Greg Monk, James half-brother sends his love.
Terry and Robert Townsdin
December 7, 2005
Jimmy, We are so sad to hear of your passing. Christian and I will deeply miss you and your beautifull smile. Our hearts go out to your family and all your close friends who loved you so dearly.
Christian & Trish Castner
December 7, 2005
Jimmy,
Your contagious smile and magnetic personality will always be remembered. Having the pleasure of knowing you has had an impact in my life, you will be missed. My heart and prayers go out to you, your family, and all of your friends who loved you so deeply.
Samantha Coleman
December 7, 2005
My dearest Jimmy - the memories of you have been flooding into my mind over the last few days. We certainly made it through the best and worst of times together. Thank you for teaching me so much about myself and life - you will forever live on in my heart and soul. I wish you had told me you were so sad, but I guess that wasn't your way. You stubborn lil' guy. I miss you.
Diane, Deb, Shani and Ali I love you all and am so sorry for this terrible loss.
Love always and forever,
Monique
Monique Pintarelli
December 7, 2005
I will truly miss your sweet smile and the happiness that you brought with your presence. My heart goes out to you,your family and everyone that had a chance to experience the light that you brought to all of our lives.
Erika Klauer
December 7, 2005
Jimmy,
Who am I going to pick on now? Mikey and Eddie are getting nervous because they know they are going to have to pick up the slack for you! From day one we had a connection in our sense of humor and I could always count on a good laugh with you. As men we tend not to talk about our feelings and for that I am truly sorry. God has you now my friend. I wish you peace!
To all of the Clarkes my deepest condolences.
Bill Fahy
December 7, 2005
jimmy, i pray that u know how much u are loved and how much u'll be missed...your family & friends will charish every moment spent with u...peace...
LONI SANCHEZ
December 7, 2005
Jimmy,
You were like a brother to me ,we are all one shy now .I hope you have comfort and piece where you are...you finally got your royal flush...See you in the end. My family and I are all praying for you and your family..all my love....Mikey
Mike HIlway
December 7, 2005
eddie sanchez
December 7, 2005
its conformiting to know that your in gods hands and with rob...
jimmy im sorry i didnt see ur pain, u hid it so well through ur smile,
I WILL ALWAYS RESPECT U
and to diane,jim, deb, shani, alli im truly sorry for ur loss
eddie sanchez
December 7, 2005
eddie sanchez
December 7, 2005
its conformiting to know that your in gods hands and with rob...
jimmy im sorry i didnt see ur pain, u hid it so well through ur smile,
I WILL ALWAYS RESPECT U
and to diane,jim, deb, shani, alli im truly sorry for ur loss
eddie sanchez
December 7, 2005
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