James Ernest CushmanFebruary 15, 1936 ~ March 31, 2017 (age 81)
Jim was a talented and innovative Head Senior Engineer at Cisco Systems who found joy in the simple things. Jim loved Yosemite, Disneyland and the San Jose Sharks. He loved taking photos and home videos, and was never without his cell phone. He loved to play Sudoku, Solitaire and FreeCell, and loved westerns and crime shows, including Law and Order, 24, and especially Criminal Minds. Jim was the most caring and kind man and would do anything for everyone. He was always there for a ride when you needed it, and loved spending time with his family and grand kids.
He was loved by all his coworkers and mentored many young engineers throughout the course of his long career. Jim is simply one of the finest human beings who ever walked this earth.
Jim and Betty's Story:
Our life together started out in high school--we met there and that's where we began our romance. Jim loved to tell the story of the day he opened his locker and glanced up and noticed me. I caught his eye, but I was very shy and when I saw him I ran up the stairs! We ended up together despite Jim being the rowdy guy and me the quiet girl. From there we started our love story and had an amazing family together. Jim was a devoted husband and a loving and involved father. He was also a fun grandpa who was filled with joy and happiness. We love you and will miss you dearly. We know you will always be with us and in our hearts. xoxoxoxoxoxo