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James Phelan

James Patrick Phelan

Tuesday, March 25th, 1947 - Sunday, January 5th, 2020
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James Patrick Phelan, age 72, passed away on Sunday January 5, 2020 in his Spring Valley, California home.

Jim was born on March 25, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois to James and Kathleen (Ruane) Phelan.

Jim attended St. Kilian’s grammar school and St. Rita High School. He served in the United States Army, including one year in Vietnam (1966-1967). In 1969, Jim married his high school sweetheart Karen (McClain). They had two children, Chris and Heather. In January of 1989, he moved his family to San Diego, California. Jim dedicated his 40 year career to sales in the Graphic Arts industry.

Jim was an adored husband by Karen (McClain) Phelan; loving dad of Chris (Erynn Racky) Phelan and Heather (Russ) Shust; grandfather to Isaac Shust, Robert and Ryleigh Phelan; beloved brother to Michael (Pam), Mary (late Ken Rzepka) and the late Edward (Betty); loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was a cherished friend to many.
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  • Service

    Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 | 10:30am
    When
    Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 10:30am
    Location
    The Rock Church
    Address
    808 Jackman Street
    EL CAJON, CA 92020
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Visit stjude.org and click the red "Donate Now" button in the center of the web page.
  • Interment

    Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Miramar National Cemetery
    Address
    5795 Nobel Drive
    SAN DIEGO, CA 92122
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled time.

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Erynn Racky

Posted at 10:54pm
FLY WITH THE ANGELS DAD!! U WILL BE MISSED MORE THEN WORDS CAN DESCRIBE BUT ITS NEVER GOODBYE!! IN OUR HEARTS IN GODS HANDS!! LOVE U ALWAYS DAD❤️❤️😘💕😇🙏
KL

Kelly lerch

Posted at 07:01pm
God Bless you Uncle Jim!
May you fly with all the angels!!
You are loved so deeply, And will be missed so much by all!!!
“Never Goodbye”
See you later
❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️
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