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R.I.P Jim, magic111, my dear friend

R.I.P Jim, magic111, my dear friend

Old Feb 26, 12, 11:19 am
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http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...eb-2012-a.html

Originally Posted by cblaisd View Post
The obituary with online remembrances that may be added for the family:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pre...&pid=156071846

R.I.P.
Originally Posted by SanDiego1K View Post
Several FlyerTalkers attended Jim's remembrance service today. The family asked me to post their appreciation for this thread and the one in the AA forum. His children began reading the threads yesterday, and were moved by how much Jim meant to people here. Yes, they had heard about FlyerTalk, yes, they knew that Jim traveled a considerable amount, but it was thru reading these posts that they realized how much he meant to us. It really expanded their understanding of their father.
Originally Posted by squeakr View Post
JDiver, SanDiego1K and myself all spoke briefly, remembering a gentle, opinionated, life-living, smart man who we all loved and will miss.

flowers that JDiver arranged to send
^
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Old Feb 26, 12, 11:27 am
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Very very sad.
May the angels take you flying with them Jim.
Condolences to all.
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Old Feb 26, 12, 11:38 am
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This is very sad news.

My condolences and prayers to Jerrie and the rest of Jim's family.
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Old Feb 26, 12, 3:40 pm
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Only met Jim a couple of times and the last time was in 2010, but I remember him well. Just to show the man that he was.

RIP
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Old Feb 26, 12, 3:55 pm
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May God bless him. I am a runner too. I ran the Baltimore Marathon a few year ago and a guy 25 dies at mile25. Ryan Shay died in Central Park in 2007 during the Olympic Trials in 2007. Last year a guy in his twenties died at mile 25 at the Chicago Marathon. May Gold Bless all these guys. Ryan had a heart condition. They dies doing something they loved to do but it is sad.
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Old Feb 26, 12, 8:19 pm
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Jim was one of the real people. He was a part of all of us.

John Donne said it best, 500 years ago:

No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.
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Old Feb 26, 12, 9:29 pm
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I'd like to share a couple of photos of Jim when he was in Alaska for the 2010 Cabbage Do. The second shows the Jim I knew.

This is the bunch of us standing in front of what should be Denali were it not for the clouds:



And here's Jim at a roadside pullout inside Denali National Park. He's the only one of the group I could picture doing something like this.



(Thanks to FTer kltye for finding and sharing these pictures with me.)
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Old Feb 26, 12, 9:59 pm
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Those are GREAT, jackal! Thanks so much for sharing.

Serious one moment, then having a bit of humor. I wonder how his photo turned out?
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Old Feb 27, 12, 3:01 am
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I feel privileged to have met Jim.

Condolences to his family and friends. Our thoughts are with you in this time of loss.
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Old Feb 29, 12, 2:27 pm
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This is sad news. RIP. Condolences to the friends and family. Our thoughts are with you.
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Old Feb 29, 12, 10:30 pm
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Very sad. Sondra and I send our condolences. We met Jim in 2005 in Shanghai. He was one of those people you enjoy being with and hoped to meet up with at another Do.
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Old Mar 1, 12, 12:17 am
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Very sad news. My condolences and thoughts go to his family.
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Old Mar 2, 12, 12:18 am
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Originally Posted by jackal View Post
I'd like to share a couple of photos of Jim when he was in Alaska for the 2010 Cabbage Do. The second shows the Jim I knew.

This is the bunch of us standing in front of what should be Denali were it not for the clouds:



And here's Jim at a roadside pullout inside Denali National Park. He's the only one of the group I could picture doing something like this.



(Thanks to FTer kltye for finding and sharing these pictures with me.)
WOW...

FT is such a hugely small community. Until I saw the photos I did not remember who Jim is.

Cool Dude.

R.I.P. our friend.
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Old Mar 2, 12, 2:10 pm
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He will most certainly be missed. What a great guy.

Ran into him in HNL a few years ago on a connection, and we had lunch a couple times locally.

Condolences to his family. RIP.
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Old Mar 2, 12, 4:32 pm
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I posted this on the other Jim thread and I think it's just as relevant here. It's my favorite song about loss and I feel very fitting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMTKb-pgxGI
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