Oscar James Obituary

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Oscar Jefferson James

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Oscar J. James, age 99, of South Carolina, formerly of Peoria, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was born on November 18, 1914 in Trinidad, West Indies, the youngest son of Margaret Gibson and Edward James. His parents, two brothers and one sister, along with his wife, Gwendolyn James and his eldest son, Robert James, have preceded him in death. Surviving are his six children, Norma De Souza of Seattle, Norton James of New York, Jenny Williams of Georgia, Veronica James of South Carolina, Winston James and Sharon Dillon of Ohio.  He was honored to be the granddad of 22, great-granddad of...


Oscar J. James, age 99, of South Carolina, formerly of Peoria, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2014 surrounded by his family.



He was born on November 18, 1914 in Trinidad, West Indies, the youngest son of Margaret Gibson and Edward James.



His parents, two brothers and one sister, along with his wife, Gwendolyn James and his eldest son, Robert James, have preceded him in death.



Surviving are his six children, Norma De Souza of Seattle, Norton James of New York, Jenny Williams of Georgia, Veronica James of South Carolina, Winston James and Sharon Dillon of Ohio.  He was honored to be the granddad of 22, great-granddad of 39 and great-great-granddad of 17.



He was a former parishioner of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church.



Funeral services will be on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 11am at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church with Msgr Stanley Deptula as celebrant.  Viewing will be held a half hour prior to the service.  Interment will be at Parkview Cemetery. 



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