James Bridewell

2011-07-12T00:00:00Z 2011-07-12T21:34:30Z James Bridewell Napa Valley Register
July 12, 2011 12:00 am

James Robert Bridewell, born May 7, 1943, passed away on July 1, 2011. He was 68.

James attended Napa High School, graduating in 1961. He worked as a welder for Kaiser Steel, a sergeant for the Solano County Deputy Sheriff and a baseball and football coach for Napa Youth Leagues and Vintage High School. He loved hunting and fishing, as well as watching his grandchildren play sports. In 1962, James married his wife of 49 years, Karen E. Bridewell, and together they had three children.  

James is survived by his wife; children, Doug Bridewell of Napa, Jeff Bridewell of Snohomish, Wash., and Jennifer Bridewell of Napa; grandchildren, Kelsey and Karly Bridewell, Brett and Sydney Bridewell, and Colton, Kadin, and Kaleena Jezycki; and sister, Dolores Grinsell.

A celebration of James’ life will be held Saturday, July 16, 1 to 4 p.m., at the Native Sons Hall at 937 Coombs St., Napa, CA 94558.

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    Normbc9 - July 15, 2011 7:31 am
    My family first met Jim Bridewell and his wonderful family through Pop Warner Football in 1974. He two sons were championship caliber players and one went on to the professional level. The other followed another path and became a professional firefighter serving the citizens of this fine city. Jim taught them well and he was a great role model. He worked with my wife for many years in the Solano County Sheriff's office. He will be missed by many and never forgotten by me personally by me. He was a friend, great family man and a valued member of our community. God give you rest and peace Jim.
    Norm & Patti Silver
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