Donald “Don” S. James CHS Class of 1967
14 December 1948 – 5 July 2022

“When he shall die, 
take him and cut him out in little stars,
 and he will make the face of heaven so fine
 that all the world will be in love with night
 and pay no worship to the garish sun.” – William Shakespeare

Donald Sidney James passed away peacefully after several years of struggling with Parkinson’s Disease. He was a kind and patient man with a wicked wit that always made people laugh. He was an accomplished runner at long and ultra-long distances. He was happiest when running on trails with his friends in his running group.

Don excelled as a math teacher and touched hundreds of students’ lives throughout more than 30 years of teaching. He treasured his family and friends and held them close to his heart.

He is deeply missed.

The Alumni Association received a generous donation of $500 from Don’s Family in his memory.

Running Accomplishments

2:53:09 – San Francisco Marathon 1984
4:27:17 – Way Too Cool 50k 1998
10:49:17 – Miwok 100k 2000
26:51:42 – Vermont 100 1991
25:26:17 – Western States 100 2001
23:24:23 – Western States 100 2002
19:14:59 – Vermont 100 2003

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