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In Memory of

Jim DeLeon De Leon Espiritu

February 9, 1936 - November 27, 2016

Obituary


Jim De Leon Espiritu was born in Laoag City, Philippines on February 9, 1936. The son of the late, Quirico Espiritu Sr. and Maria Guerrero De Leon, he was the 3rd youngest of 9 siblings: Carolina, Elvira, Maria Cleofe, Magdalena, Quirico Jr., Catalina Estrella, Jose, and his last surviving brother, Reymundo Rogelio.

On April 27, 1957 Jim married his high school sweetheart, Alice Francisco. During their 59 years together, they were blessed with 5 children: Richard, Marlene, Samuel (Bong), Jimmy Jr. (James), and Myra, as well as 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

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Jim De Leon Espiritu was born in Laoag City, Philippines on February 9, 1936. The son of the late, Quirico Espiritu Sr. and Maria Guerrero De Leon, he was the 3rd youngest of 9 siblings: Carolina, Elvira, Maria Cleofe, Magdalena, Quirico Jr., Catalina Estrella, Jose, and his last surviving brother, Reymundo Rogelio.

On April 27, 1957 Jim married his high school sweetheart, Alice Francisco. During their 59 years together, they were blessed with 5 children: Richard, Marlene, Samuel (Bong), Jimmy Jr. (James), and Myra, as well as 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Prior to coming to the United States, he and his family lived in Sabah, Malaysia, where he worked as a Chief Electrician for Weyerhaeuser Co. for 15 years. In 1981, he and his family immigrated to the United States, where he began working in assembly at Raytheon and Fairchild Semiconductor until his retirement at the age of 65.

Jim enjoyed listening to music, taking photos/videos, going on road trips, attending family events, and watching his favorite sports teams: the Golden State Warriors and San Francisco 49ers. His memory will live on in our hearts forever. We love you dad!



Arrangements under the direction of Lima Family Milpitas-Fremont Mortuary, Fremont, CA.