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In Memory of

James Edward Doolittle

August 4, 1930 - September 3, 2017

Obituary


San Diego- Retired US Navy Captain James E Doolittle, 87 of San Diego, CA, passed away on September 3, 2017 at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, CA. Jim was born on August 4, 1930 in the Finger Lakes region of New York State to Elmer and Mary Considine Doolittle, the first of their children. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Louise Rossi Doolittle
and sister Margaret Jean Johnson of Montour Fall, NY. Jim was preceded in death by his brother John Thomas Doolittle.

A 1948 graduate of Odessa...

San Diego- Retired US Navy Captain James E Doolittle, 87 of San Diego, CA, passed away on September 3, 2017 at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, CA. Jim was born on August 4, 1930 in the Finger Lakes region of New York State to Elmer and Mary Considine Doolittle, the first of their children. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Louise Rossi Doolittle
and sister Margaret Jean Johnson of Montour Fall, NY. Jim was preceded in death by his brother John Thomas Doolittle.

A 1948 graduate of Odessa Montour High School, Odessa, NY, Jim earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the New York State Maritime College. He entered the Navy as an Ensign in 1953, serving on a mine sweeper off Korea. After attending the launching of the super carrier Forrestal and being in awe of the carrier, he changed to a career in naval aviation, becoming a Naval Aviator in 1956. Assignments with A4 and A7 squadrons followed, along with duty in carriers, shore stations, NAS Atsugi, Japan for one, and staffs.

After retiring from the Navy with 30 years of service, Jim was employed by the Port of San Diego at Lindbergh Field in airport operations. In full retirement, he enjoyed making repairs to an aged home and pursued his hobby of small boat fishing offshore in San Diego.

In accordance with Jim's wishes, no services are planned. He will be buried at Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego.

Arrangements under the direction of Beardsley-Mitchell Funeral Home, San Diego, CA.