Beloved husband, father, papa, son, brother, uncle and friend, James Sherman Desper, 64, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer just 3 months after diagnosis and died at home with his family by his side on Friday, Nov. 01, 2013, in Livermore, CA. He retired 5 years earlier in 2008 after 33 years of service at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
He was survived by his wife of 32 years, Cheryl Desper, four daughters; Athena Wilder, April Beam, Alexis Broxterman, Alicia Desper and nine grandchildren, Alexandria, Harleigh, Katherine, Aiden, Analynn, Drew, Kade Jr., Chloe and Violet.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at 3265 Laughlin Rd., Livermore.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made by logging onto Purplestride.kintera.org and making a donation to team 4 Purple Pan Can Eaters in honor of Jim.