Published in the Contra Costa Times on 12/27/2007.
James A. Clancy
Concord Resident James A. Clancy, 74, passed away in Concord on Sunday,
Dec. 23, 2007 following a brief illness.
Jim was born July 22, 1933 in San Francisco, an only child to James J.
and Katherine Clancy. He grew up in The City, attended Sacred Heart H.S.,
and graduated from St. Ignatius H.S. Jim attended U.S.F. night school
while working full time to support his growing family, graduating with
a degree in Business Admin.
Jim served his country from 1953 to 1955 in the U.S. Army during the Korean
war. He then worked as a lithographer in the Bookbinders and Lithographer's
Union of San Francisco.
Jim played pro ball in the Pacific Coast League, having been drafted by
the S.F. Seals. He loved coaching C.Y.O. baseball in S.F. and Concord
National Little League.
Besides being an avid sports fan, he enjoyed gardening, loved music and
cooking for his family and friends. He especially loved spending time
with his grandkids at baseball, basketball and soccer games, and music
recitals. Jim was a Most Wonderful Husband and beloved father and grandfather,
and will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 52 years, Diane; his seven
beloved children, Cameron Royce, Michael, Daniel, and Thomas Clancy, Susan
Serventi, Sharon Burt (Greg), and Carol Freitas (Vernon); and by 10 adored
grandchildren, Jeremy, Ryan, Andy, Sean, Katie, Anthony, Kristen, Jacob
"J.T.," Killian, and Stephen.
A Memorial Celebration of Jim's life will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday,
December 29, 2007, at Ouimet Bros. Funeral Chapel, 4125 Clayton Rd., Concord.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc., 1710
Gilbreth Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010. Ouimet Bros. Concord Funeral Chapel