James Damian Sellars Jim Sellars was born on Sept. 1, 1952 in Ann Arbor Michigan. He passed away on May 27, 2012 of cancer in Redondo Beach CA. Jim grew up in Redondo Beach and graduated from Bishop Montgomery H.S. in Torrance, CSU Long Beach, Pepperdine Law School and NYU School of Law. He started his legal career at a firm in Stockton, CA. After earning a Master's degree in tax law at NYU, Jim joined Ball, Hunt, Hart, Brown & Baerwitz in Long Beach, CA. After becoming a partner at Ball Hunt Hart, Jim left the firm to become a founding partner of Cameron, Madden, Pearlson, Noblin and Sellars. Some years later, he opened a solo private practice in Long Beach, where he continued to work until his final illness. In the last ten years of his life, Jim discovered the joys of kayaking and spent many hours enjoying his new sport and his new friends. Jim died surrounded by his family. He is survived by his parents, John and Ethel Sellars of Redondo Beach, his sister Mary Ellen (Phil) Barnes of San Pedro and his brother Chris (Pam) Sellars of Redondo Beach. He will be missed by his family and friends. Friends of Jim's are invited to a celebration of Jim's life with hors d'oeuvres and drinks on Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA. 90503. Funeral services will be private.

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  1. I would like to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. The loss of someone close is difficult to bear but may it comfort you to know that others care. I have found great encouragement when reading the beautiful words penned in the Bible at Isaiah 25:8 ” He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces.” May this promise also comfort you in this difficult time.

  2. Hey, law school buddy! Send down some prayers this way! A good student and a good lawyer! Frances Martin

  3. Hey, law school buddy! Send down some prayers this way! A good student and a good lawyer! Frances Martin

  4. Jim, I will miss you so much. I am glad you knew how much I cared. I know you are in a better place now. Godspeed, Jim. from your sister

  5. A wonderful memory of Jim. I was just thinking of Jim the other day, when we sailed to Catalina with his brother in a racing boat. It started raining and thundering and being on a boat in a safe harbor like the Issmus (two harbors) was a wonderful experience. I will always cherish that memory. Jim pointed out the many sailing protocols. And I tried my best to be an improved sailor. Jim was a great sailing mentor and a fun serious friend. He teased me many times and I did not respond with the wit that he had. It saddens me that he is no longer on the planet. He did some fun things and tested the boundaries of life. His big smile and his little chuckle will live on in my memories. My heart goes out to his brother, parents and entire family. I know he is enjoying freedom on the oceans in heaven..

  6. Jim, I considered you a good friend when we were growing up. I wished that I had kept in touch with you after high school. You are now in the Lords presence.

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