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. Debbie Daly says:

    He was one of a kind. How many times has that been said? Always with a smile, a joke, and a warm endearing charm. We have all be lucky to have had you in our lives.

  2. Mr.Hollis was known as “The Coolest” teacher at Marco Forster.I enjoyed being in his classroom and playing for his Del Obispo Boy’s Baseball All Star team in 1978.My thought’s and prayer’s go out to his family and friend’s

  3. I was a student at Marco from 1979 – 1981. In 7th & 8th grade either everyone wanted Mr. Hollis to be his/her teacher or coach. I was lucky because I had him for both! Mr. Hollis was an icon at the school as he was loved by all. He always had a smile and had such a positive outlook on life. I have thought about him over the years, and I’m sorry to hear of his passing… He was a man who touched so many in such a thoughtful way, and he will be remembered always. Go Roadrunners!

  4. Erin says:

    Mr. Hollis will always be one of my favorite teachers. So kind and caring. I’m so sorry for your loss. Your entire family will be in my prayers. Marco Forester class of 1981-1982. RIP Mr. Hollis!

  5. Wonderful memories of a coach, teacher and friend! I’ve known you most of my life, your smile and kindness will live in me forever! All of the Walkers send their deepest sympathy to the Hollis family!

    Shannon Walker Archbold

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