James M. Mohs II, of Visalia, passed away Feb. 25, 2021 at the age of 51.

James was born July 11, 1969 in San Antonio, Texas, but spent most of his life in Visalia after moving to California at the age of 5.

James graduated from Redwood High School and San Jose State University. He was a photographer by profession and passion. He enjoyed many years as chief sports photographer for newspapers in Morgan Hill and Gilroy. The position allowed him to indulge in his love of many sports with up close and personal access to many teams and events, including the San Jose Sharks, San Francisco 49ers, and the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro/Am. He delighted in bringing along family and friends as “photographic assistants” for the day.

In recent years, James returned to Visalia to provide comfort and care for his parents. He was able to share his love of helping others and talking to people by working in the technology customer service field.

James was preceded in death by his brother, Timothy Mohs, and father, James M. Mohs M.D. He is survived by his mother, Sheila Mohs, his sister, Laura Mohs, and his brother and sister-in-law, Brian and Hope Mohs, and their children Mya and Michael. He also leaves behind a beloved and spoiled dog, Lucy. He will be missed by countless friends and extended family members.

In accordance with James’ wishes, a private family burial was held. Memorial tributes and condolences may be offered at www.salseranddillard.com.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center in Morgan Hill at P.O. Box 1105, Morgan Hill, CA 95037. James volunteered and provided services to this wildlife rescue organization during his time in South County.


 

 

 

 

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