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James Fonseca

January 20, 1928 — June 24, 2012

an. 20, 1928 a�" June 24, 2012 James Richard Fonseca, 84, died Sunday, June 24, 2012, in Davis. An area resident for 37 years, Fonseca was born Jan. 20, 1928, in New York, to Marion and Francisco Fonseca. He received his bachelor's degree from Fordham University in 1947, his master's degree from Marquette University in 1949 and attended Colombia University until 1950, at which point he entered the U.S. Army for the Korean War, leaving a decorated 1st lieutenant in 1954. He spent the next 25 years working in academics in the fields of zoology, human anatomy and microscopy; as a teacher; and author of original research. In 1980 he founded Technical Microscopy, a micromanipulation and image analysis and firm where he worked until his retirement. Jim was a parishioner at the Newman Center in Davis for 37 years, a community which he loved deeply. He is survived by his children, Michael, Padraic, Donal, Erik, Amy and Erin; and grandchildren Onawa, Evan, Lon, Colette, Hugh Dennis, Marin, Kelia, Aiden, Isabel, Declan and Leo. Viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Wiscombe Funeral Home, 116 D St. in Davis, with a Rosary service to follow. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Smith Funeral Home - Davis

116 D Street
Davis, CA 95616

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