Chapel of the Pines

2855 Cold Springs Road, Placerville, CA


James Lawrence Stich

September 21, 1959July 4, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James (Jimmy) Stich of Placerville, CA on July 4, 2019. He was a longtime employee of the California Department of Food & Agriculture.

Jimmy is survived by step-mom Joan; aunt Claire; aunt Jo; siblings Tece, Nancy, John, Susie and Jeff; step-sisters, Nancy, Sue, Ellen and Jamie; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial gathering will be planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his beloved Native Sons of the Golden West (Georgetown Parlor #91) or to IOOF (Diamond Springs Lodge 9).


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James Lawrence Stich

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mark penrose

July 17, 2019

Ginger and I were so shocked to hear of Jimmy's passing. We've known him since he came to work at Food and Agriculture.

Always with a smiling face and positive attitude. Working with him was a pleasure especially, after I retired and came back to work with him in the mail room.

I had many one on one talks with Jimmy and, most people didn't know that he was fluent in Spanish and he was a good tennis player.

So long Jimmy.

Mark and Ginger

Ray Lucas

July 14, 2019

Just hard to believe Jimmy is no longer in our presence. I met Jimmy when I started working in mailroom 2001. Jimmy always had a smile on his face. Jimmy was very caring and kind person. Jimmy loved his family and friends. He was excited when his father bought land in the Placerville area and built their home. Jimmy also really enjoyed his fellowship with Native sons of California (Placerville). I kept in touch with Jimmy after I retired in 2009 and recently an year ago when he bought his own home in Placerville. He was so excited to own his on place. I recently visit him at the hospital and was doing well and excited to leave and get back to home and work. I miss you my friend and know we will meet again. RIP
Ray Lucas

Douglas Hepper

July 14, 2019

Jim, I can’t believe that you’re gone. Our condolences to your family and friends.

I’ll always remember the ribbing we gave each other at work and all the times I ditched your mail cart while you were delivering mail. You were almost always happy and smiling and it was infectious. You made working at CDFA a lot more fun than it would have been without you around. I miss you, buddy.

Your friend always,


Lance Moeszinger

July 13, 2019

I met Jimmy when I moved to CDFA Head Quarters. I was in charge of receiving and delivering the mail to staff, so I got to interact with Jimmy every day. It was always a pleasure to see his smiling face and hear is funny stories. Jimmy was loved by all and will truly be missed by all. He was a Great guy!!

Gary Agosta

July 12, 2019

With great sadness I read today my friend and longtime co-worker had died. Jim is fondly remembered as the one who reminded us to smile each day regardless of the dread and stress our jobs handed us. Always the one to ask about ourselves with genuine sincerity. Rest In Peace Jim.

Gary Agosta

Patricia Ballard

July 11, 2019

I have been working at CDFA for 24 years and I have always enjoyed talking to Jimmy. He always had a smile and we would talk about church, his family and his new place that he just recently moved to. He was so excited about it. I will truly miss him! Praying for God to comfort his family!

Beth Wilson

July 11, 2019

Jimmy always had a smile and was always ready for Friday. I will miss his laugh and his positive attitude. The world is a little darker without him in it.

Brenda Williams

July 11, 2019

When I started with the Department of Food and Agriculture in 2005, Jimmy's smiling face was one of the first I encountered. He always was upbeat and happy. I will miss his positive attitude and smile. My sincerest condolence to the family.

kyle young

July 5, 2019

Jim was a great person and friend. I will miss him greatly. May he rest in peace. He can now be with his Dad. R.I.P my friend.