James Vincent Carrillo

james carrillo

September 7, 1959 ~ October 16, 2022

Born in: Castro Valley, California
Resided in: Hayward, California

James Vincent Carrillo passed away at his home in Hayward, CA on October 16th, 2022. He was born in Castro Valley on September 7th, 1959 to Jose and Jean Carrillo.

James, known as “Jimmy,” grew up and lived in the Bay area. He graduated from Washington High School and attended junior college. In his earlier years, he was a professional gardener and worked at Lake Elizabeth.

Jimmy was a thoughtful and caring friend to many. He was a devoted son, cherished brother, fun brother-in-law, and proud uncle to many nieces and nephews. Known for his thoughtfulness and contagious laugh, he was a consistent, kind, and supportive presence for others in his life.

Jimmy had many talents. With special expertise in fixing things, he spent many afternoons helping family and friends with their home projects, hobbies, and gardens. He had a vast knowledge of gardening and loved to help others with their garden projects. Adventuring around the city, Jimmy was a skilled biker. He was also known for going on a quest at thrift stores and finding treasures to fix things. It wasn’t out of the ordinary for Jimmy to surprise others with his unique finds. He also taught nephews how to play chess and loved hosting people at his home.

James is survived by his siblings, Gloria (Mike) Murphy, Linda Gray, Joseph Carrillo, and Charles (Elizabeth) Carrillo. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Jean Carrillo.

Friends and family are invited to Jimmy’s memorial service:
Saturday, November 19, 11 am
Newark Community Church
37590 Sycamore st
Newark, Ca 94560

Please RSVP by text or message me the number of guests for lunch:
Gloria Murphy

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  1. My brother and I went to school with Jimmy. After we all graduated from Washington High School we remained friends. Jim and I would always hang out together we would go places do things go hang out at like Elizabeth. He was always a joy to bring around I cherish our friendship. After I got married and moved away we lost contact but it always considered him a great friend. We shared so many memories and had so much fun together. Always hanging out at the old ABC movie theater or going to the Union City drive-in. My thoughts and prayers to the family and loved ones. You’ll be Missed Jimmy rest in peace

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