James P. Eledge

January 11, 1973 to January 19, 2011

James P. Eledge entered this life on January 11, 1973 in San Diego, California and entered into rest on January 19, 2011 at the age of 38 years and 8 days in San Diego, California. He will be deeply missed by his mother Isabella Virgilio, sisters Marianna Eledge and Chrissy Correia (Derek), nieces Ciara and Kayleigh Correia, Grandpa John Andrezik, Uncles Mike Virgilio and Nino Virgilio, Aunt Donna Virgilio, cousins Michelle (Geoff), Francesca, Frankie and extended family and friends. 

Jimmy resided in Mission Hills almost all of his life. He graduated from Cal State San Marcos with a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature and Writing Studies.  He was a talented writer and avid reader of anything from the classics to contemporary, and anything about history. He was a devoted waiter for the past 24 years at Filippi’s on India St. in Little Italy.

Jimmy had the biggest heart with all the love for family, friends and animals.  He loved going to Chargers games and traveling to Las Vegas, New Orleans and Hawaii.  He was able to visit his family in Italy, which was his favorite trip of all.  Jimmy treated his friends as if they were his own family.  He leaves behind many friends and family all over who will miss his gentle spirit and talent for mischief.  He has brought laughter and joy to all who knew him.  Jimmy’s motto was “go big or go home!”

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 28   from 5 until 8 PM at Legacy Funeral & Cremation Care, 7043 University Ave., La Mesa, California.  A Rosary & Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 29th, 2011. The Rosary will begin at 9:40 AM with the Mass to follow at 10 AM at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4080 Hawk Street, San Diego, California.  Reception immediately following in the Church Hall.  Inurnment will be private.

Should friends desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Jimmy's memory to St. Vincent's Elementary School, St. Vincent's Preschool, 4077 Ibis St., San Diego CA 92103.  Helen Woodward Animal Center, www.animalcenter.org or Special Delivery San Diego, c/o Huddle Restaurant 4021 Goldfinch St., San Diego CA 92103.


  • Date: January 28, 2011
  • Time: 17:00:00
  • Location: Legacy Funeral & Cremation Care
  • Address: 7043 University Ave La Mesa, CA 91942-5954
  • Directions: Legacy Funeral & Cremation Care

Celebration of Life

  • Date: January 29, 2011
  • Time: 09:40:00
  • Location: St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
  • Address: 4080 Hawk Street San Diego, CA 92103
  • Directions: St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church