James McGee d Mar 9, 2021

from Julie Catalano, Sr. Executive Assistant, President’s Office at Diablo Valley College:

It is with profound sadness that we inform you that our dear colleague, James Magee, full time math faculty at DVC passed away on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 after a short battle with brain cancer. 

James started his career at DVC in the fall of 1991. A gentle, warm, kind, and caring colleague, loved by his students and his peers, James had a passion for mathematics and traveling. During his years at the college, he mentored students and new faculty, served as Academic Senate representative, and engaged in improving the math online curriculum and tutoring practices. 

James will be remembered for his sweet manner and personal charm. A devoted father to his 9-year old daughter Ella Grace and loving partner to his wife Michele, he will be greatly missed by all of us. The family has decided to postpone the memorial service until a time that physical distancing restrictions due to COVID-19 are lifted. In addition, they are asking that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the James Magee Memorial Scholarship fund that will become available through the DVC Foundation.


I wanted to add my tribute to James Magee.

James and I were hired at DVC at the same time and we worked together teaching the English and Math Tutoring Class.  He was, indeed, a very special person: a wonderful colleague and friend as well as a generous and tireless support to students.   He had a smile for everyone and a cheerful spirit that would lift anyone’s day from negative to positive.  He will be missed.

Nancy Zink

DVCRA Liaison