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In memory of Jim Krause

Point Loma resident and local philanthropist Jim Krause passed away in August 2012 at the age of 62 after a courageous fight with pancreatic cancer that began in the spring of 2008.

Jim grew up in Salem, New Jersey, and earned his undergraduate degree from Haverford College in 1972. In 1975, Jim graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Diego Law School. He practiced law for nearly 25 years in San Diego, specializing in complex commercial litigation throughout his career and was well known in the legal community as a securities law expert.

Jim believed in giving back to the community. He was a member of the Board of Trustees at USD and he volunteered at the Mission Valley YMCA for 18 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of San Diego for 35 years, loved classical music and was an enthusiastic supporter of the San Diego Opera.

Jim loved to cycle, developing friendships he valued greatly in two cycling groups: Ten Bears and Cyclo-Vets. His treasured accomplishments on the bike included many century rides completed with friends, including the Solvang Century, El Tour de Tucson, the Tour de Poway, and the Fiesta Metric Century. He loved the Eastern Sierra Century Ride, which he completed in 2007, 2009, and 2010.

Jim is survived by the family he deeply loved: his wife, Gale Jensen Krause and their three sons: Andrew, Mark, and David. Those who knew Jim well know that he considered his family to be the most important part of his life.
During his illness, Jim’s medical team became his virtual peloton. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff at the UCSD Moores Cancer Center who were brilliant as well as kind and compassionate.

Pancreatic Cancer Research Donation

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of deaths due to cancer in the US. It is difficult to detect, and less than 5% of those diagnosed will survive 5 years. UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center is leading research into effective diagnosis and treatments of pancreatic cancer. Your tax deductible donations and proceeds from Ride the Point will help fund this research and hopefully lead to effective treatments for pancreatic cancer.


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