James Almgren

James (Jim, JP) Almgren James (Jim, JP) Almgren passed away on September 24, 2022 at the age of 78 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, October 29, 11:00 am with lunch to follow, at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 4495 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92501-4198 (951) 686-0761. Free parking is available. Jim was born on July 18, 1945 in Palo Alto, CA to Carl and Gilberta Almgren. He graduated from Palo Alto High School then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1964. After serving in Thailand during the Vietnam war, Jim remained in the USAF, retiring as a Senior Master Sergeant in 1986. He then worked at Northrup Grumman for 15 years and retired as an IT Manager. Moving back to Riverside, Jim became an active volunteer for Lutheran Social Services, Riverside, and Calvary Presbyterian Church. Jim is survived by his wife Sonja, children Erica (Steve), Jeff (Cate), and four grandchildren Adrien, Lauren, Lukas, and James. Our deepest gratitude goes out to dedicated caregivers Blanca, Joanne, Maria and Coco, and our many loyal friends and relatives who provided loving support throughout this difficult time.

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