James Bruce Hollis

James Bruce Hollis

May 07, 1944 - June 29, 2010

James Bruce Hollis

May 07, 1944 - June 29, 2010


Hollis, James Bruce ‘JB’ went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, June 29, 2010. Born in Escondido May 7, 1944, he is survived by wife Barbara; their son Jay Hollis and wife Jessica; daughter Laura Barnett and husband Keith; 10 grandchildren; brothers, Art Hollis and John Hollis; and sister Bettyann Timm.

He graduated from University of California Davis, served in the Army in Vietnam, and earned 3 Bronze Medals as a Staff Sergeant.

He taught in Capistrano Unified School District at Marco Forster Middle School for 33 years.

A celebration of JB’s life will be held July 24th at 10:00 a.m. at Ocean Hills Community Church, 32222 Del Obispo St., San Juan Capistrano, 92675.

In lieu of flowers please send a donation to CHOC.com in JB’s name.

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17 responses to James Bruce Hollis

  1. Carla Anaya says:

    Mr. Hollis was, and always will be, my favorite teacher. I remember all the talks we had together. He would always tell me that I was a capable person and I never believed it. He gave me more strength and courage than anyone else ever could. He is my hero, my role model. And my inspiration. He gave me the confidence in myself that I needed in order to be successful in life. He was one of the main reasons why I decided to become a Marine. I will never ever forget him. I will never ever forget rushing to hug him at the end of every day when school was over. Words simply do no justice. We were all simply incredibly lucky to have had such a wonderful man in our lives. He will be greatly missed. But will forever remain in our hearts. I hope he liked that card I was able to send to him for his birthday. I would love to know what he thought of it. I love you Mr. Hollis. And I can only hope to be half as good a person as you were. My deepest condolences to his family. -Carla A.

  2. Mr. Hollis!
    Thanks for all the wonderful memories you left. You were an amazing caring loving man that looked out for everyone! Everyone always wanted your class! The favorite teacher of all time! I love you! Thank you for everything that you have done and did as it made a difference in my life.

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