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James O’Conner

James G. O’Conner, 84, of Grass Valley died Friday, Jan. 13, in Grass Valley.

Burial will take place at the San Joaquin National Cemetery in Guastine.

Mr. O’Conner was born Nov. 9, 1921, in Saskatoon, Canada, to Frank James O’Conner and May Edith Murray. He served in the Canadian Armed Services and in the U.S. Army in the Asiatic Theater during World War II. Residents of the area may have seen Jim around the Grass Valley Library for the last 15 to 18 years, where he was a self-appointed watchman, caring for the building, grounds and staff. He made sure all exterior lights were working, that any trash was cleaned up and reported any unusual events to the staff.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.

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