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James Edward Wilkie

November 13, 1935 - May 14, 2010

James Edward Wilkie – 1935 to 2010 James E. Wilkie, 74, died Friday, May 14, 2010, in his Rancho Palos Verdes home surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born in Cicero, Illinois on November 13, 1935, the only child of Antoinette and Edward Wilkie. He was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity at Valparaiso Univ…read more

James Edward Wilkie – 1935 to 2010 James E. Wilkie, 74, died Friday, May 14, 2010, in his Rancho Palos Verdes home surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born in Cicero, Illinois on November 13, 1935, the only child of Antoinette and Edward Wilkie. He was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity at Valparaiso University in Indiana, where he earned at BA in Accounting and Finance. He did post-graduate studies for 2 Masters Degrees at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA., and the University of California at Redlands. After his discharge from military service in the U. S. Army, he worked in the aerospace industry. He retired in 1998 as Manager of the Computer Science Department in his Division of the Raytheon Company (formerly Hughes Aircraft Company). Jim volunteered for many years with San Pedro Meals on Wheels, and was a member of its Board of Directors. He is survived by Marguerite, his wife of 20 years; his four children — Patrick Wilkie (Patty), Debra Keegan (Phillip), Steven Wilkie (Dana), Jill LeMoine (Michael); five step-children — Fred Patten (Suzie), Katie McGuire, Marguerite Grossenbacher (Glenn), John McGuire (Shari), Kevin McGuire (Amber); and 17 grandchildren. A memorial Mass will be held at St. John Fisher Catholic Church in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA., at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 29, 2010, with a reception immediately following in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Obra Buena Fund (Good Work Fund) at St John Fisher, 5448 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 or to Valparaiso University, 1100 Campus Drive South, Valparaiso, Indiana, 48383.

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