James Edwin Taplin
James Edwin Taplin
  • December 11, 1932 - January 10, 2018
  • Maricopa, Arizona

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James Taplin, a Newark, California resident of 55 years passed January 10, 2018. Born in Richland, New York on December 11, 1932, he was 85 years of age.

James retired from Raychem Corp of Redwood City after 30 years there.

He relocated to Maricopa, Arizona in 2016.

He served in the U.S. Airforce from March, 1950 to April, 1953, a veteran of the Korean war.

The beloved husband of his wife of 63 years, Mona (Tilkins) Taplin, daughter Dorothy Bollea of Maricopa Arizona, grandfather to Lisa Lizdas of Phoenix Az, Robert Bollea Jr of Maricopa Arizona, and Derrick Bollea of Phoenix Arizona, 9 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

He had a passion for flying and was a private pilot for many years.

There will be a private family celebration of life in Maricopa, Arizona.

Burial will be at Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward, California.