Edward “Casey” Jarvis
A long-time resident of Corona del Mar, Casey Jarvis died peacefully on July 10, 2011. Born in Los Angeles in 1924, he was graduated from Beverly Hills High School, where he earned the nickname Casey for his talents on the baseball field. During World War II, he served in the Army as a B-24 pilot in the air forces, completing his honorable service in 1945 as a 1st Lieutenant. Upon his return from the European theater to the U.S., he received his college education at the University of Southern California as a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. It was at USC that he met his true love and wife of 63 years, Helen Tenney Jarvis. They began their married life in Arcadia and moved to Corona del Mar in 1954, establishing their family home in the Shorecliffs neighborhood—they were Little Corona regulars. Professionally, Casey founded a leading tank truck manufacturing business supplying equipment to the propane gas industry. His company, JARCO, Inc., was established in 1959. He was known as an innovator and reliable provider to large LP gas companies across the country for decades, retiring at age 80. Post-retirement, he was honored by his industry peers with an award for Distinguished Service. Today the JARCO brand continues nationwide under new ownership. Casey and Helen cruised throughout and around the world and enjoyed their family of four children and boating, especially in Catalina Island harbors where they were members of the Isthmus Yacht Club. He was a sports fan partial to track and field, the Trojans, and the St. Louis Cardinals. A gentleman with a terrific wit, he is survived by his sister Martha “Martie” Simpson; his children, Nancy (Tuck) Coop, Julie (Sean) Tierney, Peter (Deborah) Jarvis, and Michael (Tamerra) Jarvis; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 14 at 2 P.M. at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona del Mar, Calif.