James Richard Pescosolido M.D.

By From page A4 | January 24, 2014


Oct. 8, 1963 — Jan. 17, 2014

Jim Pescosolido, 50, of Vacaville, Calif., died in his home Jan. 17, 2014.

Jim was born in Norwood, Mass., and grew up on Cape Cod, attending Tabor Academy. He earned an AFROTC scholarship and completed his biology/pre med studies at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass. After his commissioning, he resided in the Washington, D.C., area where he earned his MD at the Uniformed Services University of the Sciences. Initially a flight surgeon, he later went on to specialize in psychiatry at Wright State University.

Jim took great pleasure and pride in his military service and it was with bittersweet emotions that he separated from active duty while stationed at Travis AFB in 2001. He worked locally in private practice in psychiatry up until his death. Jim was an exceptionally intelligent and caring individual. His passing leaves an immense hole in the lives of his family, patients and friends.

Jim is survived by his wife of 15 years, Ellen; his son, Michael Pescosolido of Vallejo, Calif.; his parents, Jo and Richard Pescosolido; sister, Gina Pescosolido of Berea, Ky; brother, Steve, his wife, Karen, and their three daughters, Kristina, Julie and Rachel and their families in Kentucky. He also leaves behind his brother-in-law, Kent Shultz; and nephew, Bryan Shultz of Schenectady, N.Y.; and mother-in-law, Wylan Shultz of Goshen, Ind.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) or National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), P.O. Box 3334, Fairfield, Calif. 94533, in Jim’s name.

A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, with a funeral service at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main Street, Vacaville, Calif. 95688

Arrangements under the care of McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main St. Vacaville, Calif. 95688.

Nancy Green


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  • dolliesJanuary 21, 2014 - 9:38 pm

    You were a great doc Dr.P. THANK YOU for helping me . I know you are in a better place drinking diet Pepsi .. truly , Dollie

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  • Donna M.January 23, 2014 - 6:21 am

    Thank you Dr. P for all your help and understanding. You saved my life on numerous occasions and helped me through some really rough times. You will be missed.

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  • TweetsJanuary 24, 2014 - 10:55 am

    Dr P. I don't know you but you were treating my daughter and she is devastated by your passing. She talked about you all the time, and you have made such an impact on her life. Thank you for caring so much

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  • vickiJanuary 29, 2014 - 1:30 pm

    I feel so honored to of been able to meet you Dr. P you were a Wonderful doctor and really listened to me you will be Greatly missed. Xoxo

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  • KatieFebruary 11, 2014 - 6:33 pm

    Dr. P, You were a wonderful doctor and you truly changed my life. I am so sad to hear of your passing and will be thinking of your family during this difficult time. I feel honored to have met you.

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  • Vicki SFebruary 14, 2014 - 10:20 am

    Doc P. I just heard of your passing. I absolutely adored you. You meant so much to me. You saved me. I don't know what I'll do without you. My thoughts will be with your family.

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  • RandyMarch 06, 2014 - 9:00 am

    Through the years, we spoke daily, outside of our office building. When I recently learned of your passing, I was filled with sadness and pain. May God give your family peace and acceptance. I will miss you. Randy

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