Catholic Worker Hospitality House of San Bruno - Providing meals and shelter in San Bruno, California.

Rest in Peace, Eddison James

by Ella Chatfield-Stiehler

It is with much sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Eddison James last Tuesday. He passed away quietly in his sleep.  Eddison was a fixture at the dining room and shelter for over twenty years, first as a regular guest, then as a resident in our boarding homes, and then as a staff person at the shelter for over over ten years.  Two years ago he had a series of health issues that prevented him from continuing to work at the shelter or live at the Second Ave. house.  After a long stay in the hospital he moved into a board and care house in Redwood City where I would visit him regularly. He was always a joyful presence at the dining room where he made guests and volunteers alike feel welcomed and appreciated.  I was always impressed by how gracious he was to all.  He has been and will continue to be greatly missed.

Eddison (center) with other regulars – Susan, Dave, and Kathy