James Dale Going, a longtime Newport Beach resident, passed away Aug. 25, 2010.
Jim was born Sept. 10, 1919, in Chicago. He was the only child of James Dale Going I and Laura Ann Randecker, who were part of a touring Vaudeville Theatre group. The family settled in Los Angeles, where Jim attended Los Angeles High School and City College.
While serving in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II, he was stationed in the Aleutian Islands and Alaska, where he worked on the Alcan Highway.
After the war, Jim worked as an advertising manager for the Peterson Publishing Co. in Hollywood. Sea Magazine was one of his favorite accounts, as he was a boat enthusiast and fisherman. Jim moved his family from Los Angeles to Lido Island in 1972, where he could be found on Lido’s tennis courts and Newport Beach Country Club’s golf course with his wife, Ginger. He played tennis well into his 80s and was a devoted Angels fan.