James L. Quarry, 89, a resident of Green Valley for 53 years, died Tuesday at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Fresno, he grew up in Santa Rosa, Calif., and graduated from Drews Preparatory School in San Francisco.
He was attending UCLA when he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942. He then served in the Air Force from 1951-68, retiring as a lieutenant colonel with 26 years service at Travis Air Force Base. He was a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam and was the recipient of the Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters. His civilian career was with the EDD office in Fairfield for 20 years.
He is survived by his wife, Joy; daughters, Julie Quarry and Jody Quarry DeVaul; and granddaughter, Holly DeVaul. He was member of Green Valley Country Club, Kappa Sigma Fraternity and was a Life Master duplicate bridge player.
Friends are invited to a celebration of his life at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Rockville Cemetery Stone Chapel, followed by burial with full military honors.
Arrangements entrusted to Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas Street, Fairfield, Calif.; 707-425-4697.