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James Laird
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Mr. James (Jim) Laird of Alamo, CA, peacefully passed away in his sleep on Wed., May 2, 2018 at the age of 64.

James was born to parents James Laird and Cara Bower Laird on October 24, 1953 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He grew up as the eldest of four and attended Concord High School in California. In 1993, he married his grade school sweetheart, Lisa Long. James had a strong work ethic and held a job since he was 12, with the first one being a paper route. During high school, he worked at 7-11 in Concord and after graduating he was employed by Mervyns, Super Shuttle and the Contra Costa County Sheriff's office. He was a valued and conscientious employee and was proud of earning employee of the month several times at each workplace. He was a model volunteer working as a fundraiser and board member of Contra Costa Hospice for 15 years. He also helped Las Trampas School, and the American Heart Association with fundraising efforts. One of James true passions was coin collecting and for ten years was President of the Diablo Numismatic Society and for five years was the chairman of the Contra Costa County coin show. He also evaluated coins and stamps for estates. We will miss his involvement at private events as a talented black jack dealer for Monte Carlo Nights and his participation at the Alamo Christmas tree lighting. Who could forget his annual Christmas parties, they were a much anticipated event for his family and friends. He will be missed by many many of us; family friends and acquaintances

James was a loving and protective husband to his wife Lisa Laird. He is also survived by his brother Michael Laird and his wife Kathlene, sister Valerie Epstein and his sister-in-law, Sidne Long and her husband, Hank Delevati.

James had requested to be cremated. Private services are pending. The family is grateful for the condolences, but declines flowers. Donations can be made in his name to LasTrampas Inc. in Lafayette CA. and Contra Costa Hospice of the East Bay.


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