James Harrold Van Sicklen died Jan. 3, 2001, at the University Retirement Center in Davis. Born Aug. 3, 1917, in Oakland, he was 83.
He grew up in Oakland and graduated from UC Berkeley in 1939. During World War II he served as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific.
In 1947, he married Winifred Tinning. They made their home in Orinda for 49 years. He worked for the Atkins Kroll Co. and the Milligan Spica-California Equipment Co. until his retirement in 1983. After retiring, he earned a certificate in landscape design and was a board member and docent at the UC Botanical Gardens.
He moved to Davis in 1997 and lived in Covell Gardens until spring of 2000.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Winifred; his brother, William Parker Van Sicklen; and his sister, Maryann Sadler.
He is survived by his children, Susan Calfee and her husband, Kent of Davis, Isabel Van Sicklen of Modesto and James Van Sicklen Jr. of Stockton; and four grandchildren, Corinne and David Calfee and Andrew and Charles Van Sicklen.
A memorial service will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorn Lane. Memorial donations may be made to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95616, or to UC Botanical Gardens, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720.
(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, January 7, 2001, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)