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James Walsh Obituary

James Joseph  Walsh
James Joseph Walsh

May 7, 1930 - September 24, 2019
Born in San Francisco, CA
Resided in Lomita, CA
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James Joseph Walsh
May 7, 1930-August 24, 2019

James Joseph Walsh of Lomita, California passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the age of 89. Jim was born on May 7, 1930 in San Francisco, California, the son of John and Mary (Horgan) Walsh. He graduated from St. Patrick’s Seminary and University in 1956 and, after his ordination that year, served as a priest in the Diocese of San Francisco. In 1969 he married Elaine Branch and began a twenty- seven-year career as a social worker with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. Following his retirement in 1996, Jim and Elaine grew grapes and made their own wine on their property in Mariposa, California.

Jim was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 45 years Elaine, his parents, and his sister Mary Ann (Peter) Aviles. He is survived by his children Jennifer (Chris) Hall, Kathleen (Mason) Brown, and John (Sara) Walsh; his grandchildren Patrick and Brendan Hall, and Dylan Brown; his brother John (Sandra) Walsh, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. followed by the funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 14 at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in San Francisco, California. Burial will immediately follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, California.



Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
100 Diamond Street
San Francisco, CA US 94114
Saturday, September 14, 2019
11:00 AM