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James Henderson Jr., 1952-2022

Published on Monday, June 27, 2022 | 5:00 am
 

James B. Henderson Jr. “Jimmy” to family and “Jim” to friends was a loving father, papa, brother, uncle, cousin and friend born on June 15, 1952 in Los Angeles to Bernice Spencer-Henderson and James B. Henderson Sr.

James was an active volunteer in his community, and served as president for the John Muir Alumni Association for many years.

He graduated from John Muir High School in 1970, while in school he worked for Dr. Doug Kosobayashi and helped him in his pharmacy, making medicine for patients and delivering it. James would also find his true calling: The love of computers. James graduated from Pasadena City College with a degree in

Computer Science/Technology.

James became employed at Pacific Telephone October 3, 1972 as a Maintenance Engineer and would quickly make his way up the ladder to become the supervisor of Tech Support.

James was always hands on and is largely responsible for the internet service that Pacific Telephone (now AT&T) now has to offer customers. James ran the network for all of California by himself. James retired from Pacific Bell in 2000 and started his own business named HJR Computer Consultants were James quickly grew his clientele from friends and former colleges to The Long Beach Fireman’s Credit Union, Angelus Funeral

Home, and Car Park to name a few.

James would build computers, build websites, troubleshoot any and everything that pertained to a computer or technology for that matter. James ran his business until his illness overtook. James joined the Pasadena Police reserved in 1973 and stayed with them until1979 where he focused on his career at Pacific Telephone in Tech Support.

Although James was not active duty he was still an active Firefighter volunteer would carry his radio and channel in to listen to the local police calls and often tell his stories of his days as a police officer and the suspects he chased.

James enjoyed playing softball and would later join the senior league at Burbank Park where he played on the team called The White Sox’s. His love for baseball was widely known and everyone knew once baseball season started James was unavailable when the LA Dodgers played.

James was very family oriented. Although Jamie is his only biological child he also raised her older brother Jody and his stepson Damion as his own.

James was loved and respected by everyone he came into contact with and received several certificates from state and local California officials for his hard work and dedication for various projects he assisted with for the city of Pasadena, Altadena, and Los Angeles.

James will always be remember for his kind heart & soul, soft tone yet firm stance, the “cool” he seemed to always carry, his patience he had for everyone, his spirit.

The lasting impression he left on everyone he met.

James is a presence that will truly be missed and felt.

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