December 2, 1955 ~ July 25, 2004
Drulis, James Gregory a 25 year resident of Redondo Beach , passed away on Sunday, July 25, 2004 at home. Born in Santa Monica, James was 48 when he died. James graduated from Hawthorne High School and worked for Northrop for 12 years before becoming a co-owner of Drulis Brothers Auto Repair in Hawthorne. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and is survived by his wife, Rosemary; daughters, Christina and Jaime; mother, Patricia Drulis; brothers, Steve and Mike; and sisters, Nancy and Carol. Vigil services will be at 7:30 pm Friday evening at the Rice Mortuary Chapel in Torrance. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:30am Saturday, July 31, 2004 at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Hermosa Beach. Inurnment will be at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach.
A Believer and Child of God a Father, Husband, Lover and friend. He was exceptionally Kind , considerate, willing, also available, caring and Loving. Jim loved his family,friends and even those whom he had difficulties with. Jim genuinely cared for everyone– yes “EVERYONE” had a spot in his warm and caring heart. I could go on and on about Jim\’s good charactor, but I feel Jim would already say I have said to much. Please let us celebrate all the joy and laughter he gave to us, while we must not forget his caring. I ask the Lord to extend His arms of Love, Comfort and Protection and lift my prayers to Christ during this time for Rosemary, Jamie and Christina. I also ask that we keep Jimmy\’s brothers and sisters — Nancy, Mike, Carol, Steve and their families in prayer. May they continue to seek the Lord and draw His strengh during this time.
When I lived in LA previously, I was a customer at Drulis Brothers. I know Steve better than James but I wanted to offer my condolences to the family. Steve is a dear person and I know how he and his family have suffered over the illness of a beloved brother. May you all find comfort in one another. Best wishes from Nina (Wittle) and Peter Dabbieri.
Dear Steve and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Jim was always kind and patient in a business that can be difficult and demanding. I didn\’t know Jim well, but always had the impression that he was a good man. God bless you and comfort you during this difficult time. Sincerely, John and Carmen Phillips
We will all miss you
Dearest loved ones of Jimmy I want to send my deepest sympathy and love to all of you. I have known the Drulis family for over 30 years. I went to school with Jimmy, Steve and Carol. Carol and I were roommates out of high school and remain dear friends to this day. My fondest remembrance of Jimmy will always be that he was the kindest of kind souls and gentle natured. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, and friend. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him, but never ever forgotten. My prayers and loving thoughts are with you all. God Bless, love Tami & Family
TO STEVE, I\’M SORRY FOR THE DEATH OF YOUR BROTHER JIM. HE WAS A GREAT GUY. IN DEEPEST SYMPATHY, PAUL
Uncle Jimmy was my favorite uncle…my favorite memory of uncle jimmy was when ..Aunt Rose, Uncle Jimmy, Jamie, Chrissy, Me, Briana, And Grandma Pat were at Sea World…and Uncle Jimmy wanted a Really Nice Sandwich that cost about 12 dollars well we all went and ate outside uncle jimmy went to go get napkins and on his way back a seagall came down and pick up his sandwich uncle jimmy was running after it yelling at it it was soooo Funnyyy…I love u Uncle Jimmy
My heart goes out to jimmys whole family, iwas jimmys sisters (carol) bestfriend all through our school years,i was part of the family!! Jimmy was like a brother to me when i was young. We had alot of fun when we were all growing up together. Your whole family is in my prayers, jimmy is now in a peaceful place,praise the lord. Love always, jenny (jorgenson)
I am a long time friend of Carol\’s & I just wanted to say that my prayers are with you and your family. Peace to your whole family, the peace that only Jesus can bring.
Jimmy, Your smiling face, laughter and love for life will be deeply missed, but not forgotten. Your memory will always remain in the hearts of your family and friends. I have known you for more than 35 years and can honestly say you did not have a mean bone in your body. You were always kind and caring and would literally give the shirt off of your back for someone in need. There were few who could out-work you either. Jimmy– Quality human beings like you are rare in this world. The childhood fishing trips with Mike Certo and brothers Steve and Ray were a blast–great memories. Your Bro\’ Ron Regalado
Miss ya Jim, you taught me a lot and took me to the 84’Olympics, always cool.