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James Edward Olivenbaum
September 28, 1943 ~ August 20, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Weslaco, TX – James Edward Olivenbaum was born on September 28, 1943, in Orlando, Florida to Edward & Enid Anderson Olivenbaum. He graduated from Clermont High School in Florida. Jim, as he was known to his family & friends, then attended college at the University of Florida where he earned his Bachelor’s & Master's Degrees in Electrical Engineering. His professional career included employment as an Electrical Engineer for Motorola Inc. & Tideland Signal Corporation where he proudly patented several projects. He enjoyed traveling, sightseeing, taking photos of his travels, nature, & skillfully working on projects. Jim operated a ham radio when he was living in Clermont, FL which was the only emergency communication during some storms. He delighted in being a Herbal Life distributor for 25 years. Jim had a heart for the Lord as a devoted Christian & enjoyed the time he spent worshiping at First Baptist Church of Weslaco. Jim loved his wife & family, he was devoted to caring for them. His family loved him dearly & were blessed to have him. He is preceded in death by his parents; his stepson, John Torres, Jr. & 1 nephew, Eric Olivenbaum. Jim is survived by his wife, Elida De Leon Olivenbaum of Weslaco, TX; 1 brother, Andy Olivenbaum (Nancy) of Gainesville. FL;1 sister, Joyce Wilson (Richard) of Clermont, FL; 1 nephew, David Olivenbaum of Austin, TX; 1 niece, Laurie Christopher (Jonathan) of Gainesville, FL; 2 stepdaughters, Kristen Bland (Jason) of Memphis, TN & Lisa McCandless (Joshua) of Weslaco, TX. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren, Madison McCandless, Katherine McCandless, Hunter McCandless, Thomas Bland & Jack Garrett Bland. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, August 28 at 10:00 a.m. at Becker Funeral Home in Clermont, Florida. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Guerra Funeral Home of Weslaco, Inc., 2602 N. Texas Ave., Weslaco, TX (956) 969-1461.