James L. Ware February 7, 1922 – April 11, 2016 San Diego, CA James Ware, 94, passed away April 11th, surrounded by family. Originally from Philadelphia, he attended the Pennsylvania School Ship Assn, later known as the Coast Guard Academy. Following graduation, he was deployed on the freighter Collamer which was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of Nova Scotia in 1942. He then attended the USN Air Training Center in Pensacola, FL. Upon graduation, he proudly served in WWII as a Marine fighter pilot in the Pacific campaign until he was shot down in the jungle over Mindanao, PI, where he sustained major injuries. He was awarded the Purple Heart, Air Medal, and the Distinguished Flying Cross medal for his service.After the war Jim worked in the title insurance business in Los Angeles and San Diego for over 40 years. During his lifetime he was an avid golfer, bridge player, philatelist, and was active at St. Paul’s Cathedral. He is survived by his beloved wife Rachel, daughter Nancy, daughter-in-law Valerie, and grandsons James and Christopher. He was pre-deceased by his son James in 2011. Services will be held 4/30/2016 at 10:30 AM at St. Paul’s Cathedral. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the San Diego Humane Society.
Source: The San Diego Union Tribune on Apr. 28, 2016