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James Laporte Obituary

James E. Laporte
James E. Laporte

January 8, 1936 - September 26, 2005
Born in Salinas, CA
Resided in Salinas, CA
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James E. Laporte, 69 of Salinas, California, passed away at home on Monday, September 26, 2005 after a short battle with lung cancer.

Jim was born January 8, 1936 in Salinas, California. He was a graduate of Salinas High School, Class of 1953 and received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1958.

Jim was co-owner of Struve & Laporte Funeral Home, joining the family business after graduating from the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science in 1960. Jim, along with his father, E.O. "Bill" Laporte and Jim's son, William Laporte have been serving the Salinas Valley at their time of need for 77 years.

Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing golf. He formerly coached little league baseball. Jim was a great "sports dad"! Jim was a devoted husband and father who enjoyed every minute with his family.

Salinas Elks Lodge #614, Salinas Golf and Country Club, the Knights of Columbus, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, former Boy Scouts Leader, Salinas Jaycees.

Wife of 45 years, Mary Laporte of Salinas

Daughter, Cathleen (William) Warren of Missoula, MT
Son, William (Callie) Laporte of Salinas, CA

Anastasia, Matthew and Mariel Warren of Missoula, MT

Landon, Makenzi and Hayden Laporte of Salinas, CA

Sister, Diane (Warren) Tibbs of Salinas, CA

Brother In Law, John (Joyce) Morton of Cal Pine, CA

Steven Tibbs, Thomas Morton and Clifford Morton
Susan Anderson




Struve and Laporte Funeral Home
41 West San Luis Street
Salinas, CA US 93901
Sunday, October 2, 2005
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Sacred Heart Catholic Church
22 Stone ST
Salinas, CA US 93901
Monday, October 3, 2005
10:00 AM
Garden of Memories Cemetery
850 Abbott ST
Salinas, CA US 93901
Monday, October 3, 2005