The Farsider

Feb. 26, 2017

Bill Mattos, Editor and Publisher <>
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The Farsider is an independent publication that is not affiliated with the San Jose Police Benevolent
Assn. The SJPBA has allowed the Farsider to be included on its website solely for the convenience of
the retired San Jose Police community. The content of this newsletter does not represent or reflect
the views of the San Jose Police Benevolent Association's Board of Directors or its membership.

This special edition of the Farsider includes two obituaries , a correction to
he MMOC Cioppino Feed flyer and the Michael Katherman Crab Feed...




Nov. 8, 1937 - Feb. 18, 2017

Joseph Wayne Earnshaw Jr. passed away peacefully at home, on February 18, 2017 at the age of 79. He was born on November 8, 1937 in Long Beach, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents, General Joseph Wayne Earnshaw and Beatrice Craft, and sister Joan Wayne. Joe is survived by his wife Kathleen Carroll, daughter Tricia Foster (Mark) and son Patrick Earnshaw (Kim). He was the beloved “Granddaddy” to Jessica and Kaylee Earnshaw, Tristan and Ireland Foster. He also leaves behind his brother Stephen Earnshaw (Karen) of Oregon and many nieces and nephews.

Joe graduated from Fallbrook High in 1955 and received a BS in Business from San Jose State. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for 6 years. Joe was hired by the San Jose Police Department in July, 1960 and retired in June, 1983. During his tenure, Joe worked as a motor offfcer in the Patrol Division as well as Investigations. In 1971, Joe and Kathy founded Summit Uniforms. Joe was dedicated to the success of Summit until retiring at the age of 77. He was also a member of the San Jose Elk’s Lodge.

A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, March 1st at 12:30pm, at Holy Spirit Church, 1200 Redmond Ave., San Jose. Reception to follow at the San Jose Elk’s Lodge. Donations may be made in Joe’s memory to Los Gatos DAR – Timothy Michael Carroll fund to help disabled Veterans. P.O. Box 3108 Saratoga, CA 95070.


July 4, 1961 - February 16, 2017

James "Jim" Donald Lisius passed away peacefully at the age of 55 in his home on February 16, 2017 after a debilitating battle with ALS.

Jim was born on July 4, 1961 in San Jose, CA where he lived most of his life. He was born to Donald (deceased) and Patricia Lisius and was the second of their 4 children. He graduated from Del Mar High School in 1979 and married his high school sweetheart Frances (Rosano) in 1981. They lived in Texas for 6-years and returned to San Jose where they started their family. Jim worked at Lockheed Missiles and Space for almost 10 years while going back to school to obtain a degree in Administration of Justice so that he could pursue his true passion: police work. He spent his last 18 working years on the San Jose Police Department helping others by trying to make the streets safer while working on several specialized units.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Frances Rosano Lisius, his devoted daughters Jennifer Lisius-Grijalva (Bobby) married in 2015 and living in Campbell, CA and daughter Danielle Lisius living in Cupertino, CA. Before passing away, Jim had the honor of giving permission to Kirk Johnson (after making him sweat just a little) to marry Danielle. He was at peace knowing his daughters would be loved and taken care of by the men in their lives who also helped care for him while he was sick.

Jim is survived by his siblings: John Lisius (Angie) of Fernley, Nevada; Joseph Lisius (Karen) of Harleysville, PA; and Carole Larson (John) of Gilroy, CA. He is also loved and missed by his Father-in-law Tony Rosano (deceased) and mother-in-law Maria Rosano of San Jose, CA, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, family dog Cali, and two grandpups, Glacier and Maisy.

Jim lived life passionately and he lived it with just a little mischief when he could. He loved the outdoors; camping, hiking, mountain biking, road biking, fishing, boating, water skiing and snow skiing. He loved spending time with family and friends, sharing stories of his police adventures, and his passion for music and history.

His wife and daughters were the loves of his life and he admired and loved his mother beyond words. He found joy in protecting others with his fellow officers and did all he could to uphold the law and keep everyone safe.

He was taken from us too early due to his illness, but he let us know he was ready to meet his God. He knew there were many open arms awaiting him. He is missed dearly, but we know he is safe with our lord with the signs he has given us. We find a sense of peace knowing that he is in a place without sickness and he is free to enjoy life after death.

Friends and family are invited to join us for a church service:

Saturday, March 4th at 12pm
Service performed by Rev. Thuc Si Ho
Queen of Apostles Church
4911 Moorpark Avenue, San Jose, California

Please join us afterward at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse in Cupertino for a Celebration of Life and a sharing of pictures, memories, stories and lunch.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family to help establish a memorial in the community and carry on Jim's legacy of giving back to others in need. Checks can be made out to The Jim Lisius Memorial Fund and donations can be made electronically at

Jim's wishes were to have his ashes spread on Black Mountain in the Monte Bello Open Space Preserve in Cupertino. A private service will be held for the family at a later date. After a 5-mile ride up hill Jim was among the clouds. This area is as intertwined and close to nature and heaven as you can get in the Bay Area, and we are sure that is one of the reasons he loved it so much.

Frances, Jenny, Danielle and Family

Click HERE to sign and/or review Jim's guest book.