James Vincent Doersam Born July 29, 1931 in Hawthorne, California. Died February 5, 2007 at his home in Hawthorne. James attended St. Joseph Catholic School and Leuzinger High School. He joined the Hawthorne Fire Department at the age of 27 and retired at the age of 55. James had a passion for the outdoors and loved to spend time fishing, camping, and hunting. He also has a natural talent for cabinetry work. He treasured times spent with his family. James is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joann, Son James Jr., Daughter Laurie, son John, and pre-deceased by son David. He is also survived by his brother Norman, sister Arlene, 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Services will be held on February 8, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. at McCormick Mortuary 13806 S. Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne, CA.

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  1. You will be missed – A Grandpa to us all and a wonderful man! You will be with another great Grandfather now I feel lucky to have had you both in our lives

  2. Grandpa, I am going to miss you so much. You have filled my life with so many great memories and I will never forget any of them. You have always been a wonderful role model and the best grandpa anyone could have asked for. You will be greatly missed but never forgotten. I love you will all of my heart. Your Granddaughter, Kellie

  3. Grandpa, I am truly gonna miss you. You are the best grandpa anyone could ever ask for. I cherish all the memories you left deep inside my heart. I will never forget you. You were the light of my life and love you with all of my heart. Love you always and forever… Jenny

  4. My thoughts are with you and your family. We are praying that you will be strong. We are here for you if you need us.

  5. You were like a grandpa to me…I will miss seeing you and saying hi to you when I saw you outside next door. I only wish I could have seen you more before your passing. <3

  6. Grandpa, I am going to miss you so much. You were the best Grandpa ever. I have so many great memories of you and I will keep them in my heart forever. You are and always will be my hero. I Love You so much Grandpa. You will always be in my thoughts and in my heart. I love you always. Love, Becky

  7. I love you dearly grandpa and will miss you terribly. You were a wonderful grandfather who cared greatly about his family. You always made us feel unconditionally loved and cared for. I will miss your hugs. It won’t be the same without you. I love you grandpa may you rest with the angels. Love you always and forever, your granddaughter Laurel

  8. Thank you Grandpa for all of the wonderful memories, laughs, and time you spent with me. I’ll miss your humor and love very much. I miss you grandpa, you will always have a special place in my heart, All my love forever grandpa, Love Taryn

  9. My earliest memoryies of cousins Jo&Jimmy were that they with with my mom and dad for lots of fun times, I just loved Jimmy, he was so very special in my young heart. Say hi to my Dad! God knows how much I miss him, and you with him, got catch a big one! LKaren I have such fond memories of all the times we shared, but the best was when when we drove you to Las Vegas to watch you marry your true love. Love from Aunt Dee…

  10. I can’t remember ever seeing him angry and he always had a smile on his face, no matter how early I knocked. I lost my dad in 1987 and it feels that way all over again. Goodbye, MR. Doersam….

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