James Patrick Arias (1960-2015)

James Patrick Arias (1960-2015)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother and Uncle “JJ”.
James Patrick Arias of Piru died on September 10, 2015 in Fillmore, at the age of 55.
JJ was born June 24, 1960 in Oxnard, California. He was the sixth child of Lupe and Eleanor Arias.
JJ was independent from a young age. After graduating from FHS in 1978 JJ headed to Northern California in his Desoto (with flames), where he graduated from College of the Redwoods. JJ earned his degree in Diesel Heavy Equipment Technology. While living in Arcata California he was employed by Simpson Timber Company. He became a member of Local 12 Operating Engineer’s in 1980. JJ was successfully employed for many years as a heavy equipment maintenance operator and oilfield lease operator.
JJ was an avid outdoors man. He loved to hunt and fish! He loved the mountains and rivers, anything out of doors!
Those who knew JJ know how much he adored children and loved to see them smile. We know there are many who love him and will miss him. To all he was your Uncle “J”.
JJ is survived by his mother, Eleanor Arias Neely of Fillmore.
His brothers David (Yolanda), Richard (Christine) and John (Monica). His sisters, Dee Dee, Monica (Pepe), Kathy (Jonathon) and Melissa. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, the true highlights and loves of his life!
JJ is preceded in death by his father, Lupe Arias, sister Terri Arias Ramirez and brother Andy Arias, all of Piru.
Mass and burial will be Friday, September 25, 2015 at 10 AM in Piru, at San Salvador Mission Church, located at 4045 E Center Street, Piru California 93040.