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James Eric Hom

8 juin 192330 janvier 2021

James Eric Hom est né(e) le 8 juin 1923 à San Diego, California et est décédé(e) le 30 janvier 2021 à National City, California et il (elle) est confié(e) aux soins de El Camino Memorial - Sorrento Valley.

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James Eric Hom



17 avril , 2021

Dearest Karen,

I am so sorry to hear Uncle James pass away. I really miss your parents. They are very nice. When they came visiting us in Vancouver, I then found out my grandmother and your grandfather are sister and brother. Unfortunately we only met at the restaurant for a period of time. Times fly by, it is now only in my memories.

With our deepest condolences to you and your families. May the love you shared with your parents live forever in your heart, bringing you comfort and lasting peace.

Your cousin, Alice Ma

Mark Heinze

20 mars , 2021

Dear Karen and family.
I am so sorry for your loss and hope you will know that your father could not have had a better and more loving family

Gary Hom

10 mars , 2021

Dear Karen, Glenn, David, and Lance,

My deepest condolences to you and your families. It was an honor and a pleasure to have known Uncle Jimmy. I shared a birthday with him and learned a lot from him. A fine leader of a great family.

Gary, Paula, Carly and Claire

Debbie Hom Chin

24 février , 2021

Dear Karen, Glenn, David, and Lance,

Our thoughts and prayers got out to you for comfort and peace during this time. I know it’s tough when we loose a parent, but we have hope to see them again!

I remember Uncle Jim as the number one son and head of the family. I worked at David Produce when I was young and he told me to do a good job and to work hard. During our many Hom get-togethers (restaurants, Thanksgiving or Christmas at a home, Hom vacations at Rancho Veronica or a Mexican cruise, or seeing family on weekends) he would always ask how I was doing and what I plan to do in the future. Family, working hard, and being proud of our heritage was important to Uncle.

Getting out on a daily basis was also important. As a small kid, I would be in awe at how far he could run. First he ran, then he walked as he got older. He kept fit and took care of himself. He also went fishing with his brothers, on occasion, at Harbor Island. They would make a day of it while we caught crabs on the rocks nearby. Family and fresh air at the same time. A good day!

I will remember Uncle Jim fondly and with love. His presence will be missed.

Love- Debbie, Isaac, Rebecca, Caleb, and Abigail

Jim Philippo

22 février , 2021

Dear Karen, Glen, David and Lance,

My sincerest apology in my late note to reply in extending my deep sincere condolences to all of you and the family.

I received an email from Andre after arriving to the main island from the far reaches of the outer islands in the Marshall Island archipelago were there is almost no means of communication. My heartfelt sorrow has never been felt as I did the day I read Andre's email of the news. I had planned to come to San Diego, however the travel ban and restriction imposed by my government preventing travel due to COVID 19.

My greatest moments, memories and learning experiences were interwoven with kindness and dignified respectability through Mr. Hom who was a great friend and legend in his time.

I will forever be indebted to this incredible personality. I will always forever remember him as my enduring and eternal beloved respectful friend and mentor. I will miss dearly.

Jim Philippo Feb 22, 2021

David Totten

21 février , 2021

My deepest condolences to you and your families. It was an honor and a pleasure to have known Mr. Hom. A fine leader of a great family.

Ching-Ten Chang

21 février , 2021

Dear Karen, Glenn, David, and Lance,

I would like to express our deepest condolence to your family due to the recent passing of your father. My wife and I have known Glenn and his family for over 34 years in San Diego as our neighbors. We have also met and known Glenn's parents, brothers, and sister over many years. They are very hard-working, honest, friendly, helpful, responsible, and ethical people.

The last time I met and spoke to Glenn's father was at the Chinese Lunar New Year 2020 Celebration at the University of California, San Diego. Your Father and Mother have provided excellent guidance and wisdom in raising your four children into professional people. In addition to raising his immediate family, he took on the responsibility earlier of raising his eight younger brothers and three younger sisters.

In closing, Mr. James Eric Hom was an excellent role model to his family members and to his community.

Prof. and Mrs. Ching-Ten Chang

Ruth Marron

21 février , 2021

Truly a blessing to have helped such a wonderful man with his health insurance needs. Always very pleasant and had amazing memories to share. I feel blessed that we crossed paths. May you rest in peace 🙏🏻🕊️

Louis Hom

18 février , 2021

Dear Lance, Glenn, David, and Karen,

Coming at the tail end of the cousins, I didn’t get to have the full David Produce experience, but I vividly remember my frequent visits down there with my dad. Uncle Jim always had a roll of Lifesavers in his desk that he’d share with me, as he checked in to make sure that I was being good and trying my hardest in school.

My dad and I would also go to the house to watch various games on the weekend, often arriving just as Uncle returned from his frequent jogs. I particularly remember him getting really excited to see John Lee kicking for UCLA in the early ‘80s :-)

We will all miss him and our time together, but we can also take comfort in knowing that once again he is with Auntie.

Love to all,

Greg Hom

17 février , 2021

Dear Karen, Glenn, David & Lance,

My deepest condolences on the passing of Uncle Jim.
It would be impossible to remember all of the important lessons and memorable experiences involving Uncle Jim.
Foremost, Uncle Jim taught us young Hom boys the importance of an earnest handshake, good eye contact, and a disarming smile. The lucky few of us were taught his "secret" handshake. His other lasting impression was the experience we gained by his having us make speeches at the Hom family gatherings, especially at the Mother's Day dinners.
The summer we spent working at David Produce was an all-important one. One day, Uncle Jim sat Nate, and Lance and I down in his office, gave each of us a piece of beef jerky and proceeded to tell us about our grandfather. He told us about how hard he worked, the obstacles he dealt with daily, and reminded us of the importance of family.
Uncle Jim's joie de vivre was a good example for us to follow, especially the need to get out and exercise.
Uncle Jim will be missed. but his legacy of the Hom family will endure.


James E. Hom lived a rich and fulfilling life.


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The roots of James Eric Hom began in America when his father, immigrated from China in the early 1900’s with 16 cents in his pocket.
His father began a small family produce business, which later became the epicenter of the family’s livelihood.
James was the first born in 1923 followed by 8 brothers and 3 sisters.

Being poor growing up during the depression, the personal growth of James with his siblings developed their strong character and will to survive.
Sticking together through thick and thin when they grew up, the siblings formed a cohesive and enduring bond emphasizing the importance of family.

Words to describe James are independent, strong, determined and tough.

He was married to his beautiful wife, Evelyn Ko Hom for 70 years.

At San Diego High School, Jim was known for his athletic prowess as a sprint hurdler in track for which held the low hurdle record for 10 years.

After graduating from San Diego High School, he joined and served in the US Army Air Force.

After an honorable discharge from the military service, he went back to help support the family in developing the family produce business, David Produce Company, serving as president for over 5 decades.

Throughout his life, James had an inner strength that he used to help others in time of need. He was a born leader who surely lived by example.

Both James and Evelyn lovingly raised 4 children, have 3 wonderful daughter-in-laws and 4 grandchildren.

The following quote is from James Hom describing his full 97 years of Life:
"With life, comes responsibility and with responsibility, comes hard work.
Enjoy life each day and appreciate the people around you. Through wars, conflicts, and deaths I have witnessed, it is important to appreciate the simple things that we have in life."

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to The Salvation Army or The Chinese Community Church in San Diego.