James R. Leth, 71, of Palos Verdes Peninsula, passed away on May 3, 2012, after a short fight against Leukemia. He will be missed by his wife Joanne; children, Steve and Susan; grandson, Josh; brother Dave, along with daughter-in-law, Kerry and son-in-law Jamie. Jim and Joanne recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. Jim and his family moved from Illinois to California in 1969 and settled in Palos Verdes after a few years in Lomita. He will be reuniting with his parents and sister, Clarence, Freda, and Carol. Jim worked in the Accounting and Finance side of several businesses during his over 50 year career including 13 years as co-owner of New Fashion Window Coverings. Services will be at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Friday, May 11 at 2:00pm.

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  1. Sorry we could not be there with you ,our prayers and thoughts are with you Aunt Joann, Steve and Susan. I know it is a difficult time. We will miss our Uncle Jim.

  2. What great man to have as an Uncle will be deeply missed by the entire family May God have peace on your family. RIP Uncle Jim

  3. My wife and I want to pass on our condolensces to Jim’s family. I only had the pleasure of knowing and working with Jim for about 4 years, but he was a terrific person who loved his family. I am just learning that he passed away from Leukemia and my wife and I are very active with Team in Training raising money for the Leukemia and lymphoma society. Jim will truly be missed.

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