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Memories & Candles

“Peter & I did not know that Jim died until we got the Folk Project notice this week. I remember him as a great dance partner in 1989 at the...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“I've Known Jim as a fine musician and person. I will remember that he was part of the Folk Project and that he was part of a small group of that went...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: phil fraulino - silver spring, MD

“I knew Jim through the Folk Project and have many fond memories of his rumbling bass voice, his wit, intelligence, and generous spirit. One of my...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Lori Falco

“Jim was a great guy- witty, wise, and cheerfully contrary. His booming bass voice and creative spirit will be missed in the Folk Project and by all...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Joanne Cronin

“The world was made a better place by Jim King's presence in it. We were deeply saddened to learn of his death. We remember fondly sharing...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Kathy Breen - Jonesborough, TN

“So sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. King. Some of my best memories are of the Marching Band and all the shows that changed from week to week. ...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Michele Matuszkiewicz Kuhn - WV

“Jim King was an amazing individual, who instilled in me, as well as countless others, a love for all aspects of music. Marching band, concert band,...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: Rick Olsen - Salt Lake City, UT

“Very sad to hear of my favorite teacher's passing. James King was a great man who among other things, gave me a love for music that I still embrace...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Nelson Rudiak - Rome, NY

Bridgewater East Band Room 1976
9 of 25 | Posted by: Nelson Rudiak

“I was on the drill team in the 70's and had many friends in the band. We had the opportunity to perform at the Indy 500 in 1970 which will always...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Deborah Fitzgerald - Bridgewater, NJ

“Your Half Time Shows Were The Best ”
11 of 25 | Posted by: Shanon Smith - Wadesboro, NC

“I was a drum majority in the first marching band at Bridgewater Raritan High School East in 1967. I graduated in 1969.Mr.King was a very enthusiastic...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: Patrice Gordon Rex - Middlesex, NJ

“So sad to hear about Mr. King's passing. I was one of his music students at Bridgewater (Class of '70). He was an awesome teacher and a great friend...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Fran (Jankowy) Dombrowski - NJ

“Jim King was a wonderful man and a wonderful teacher. Those of us who were in the Bridgewater-Raritan HS East Marching Band in the 1970's remember...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Laurie Burk - CT

“'Uncle' Jimmy King was more than a great teacher to me. He was a friend and confidante who truly cared about me. The world has lost a great human...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Tony Yankalunas - NJ

“I was deeply saddened to learn of Jim's passing. He was an important person in my life for many years and though our contacts in recent years have...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Jane Lane Lowenstein - Red Hook, NY

“I am so sorry for your loss. Jim's Christmas poetry is such a beautiful legacy. You are in my thoughts. ”
17 of 25 | Posted by: Paula B Houck - Sussex, NJ

“Jim, May you find warmth peace and happiness in this next life of yours. May you find new adventures to have, along with many new friends to go...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Mary Brennan - Portland, ME

“So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Jim was one of the first people to teach me to swing dance at Folk Project Weekend back in the early 90's. ...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Donna Hunt - Philadelphia, PA

“Jim was a great guy... always treated people with dignity and good humor. ”
20 of 25 | Posted by: Ralph Litwin - Mendham, NJ

“Jim will be missed by all in the Folk Project. He taught me how to contra-dance in the early 1990s and has been a friend since. Pam ”
21 of 25 | Posted by: Pam Robinson - New Providence, NJ

“So sad to hear this news. Jim was a pillar of our community. I remember sitting with him at his tent site at Linwood MacDonald; having a private Sad...Read More »
22 of 25 | Posted by: Liz Pagan - Bloomfield, NJ

“Jim was truly one of the nicest and most spiritually generous people I've ever known. During my years in the Folk Project, Jim was someone I could...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: Rick Ilowite - Nyack, NY

“Jim was a good friend. He will be missed. ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: Frank Sole - Green Village, NJ

“I am so very sorry for your loss. Jim was a kind, gentle man with a mischievous senses of humor. I knew him through the Folk Project and will always...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: Liza DiSavino - Berea, KY

Flemington James F. "Jim" King 78, died June 13, 2017. Jim was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia and lived in Lambertville before moving to Raritan Township in 1964. He received his Bachelor's degree in music from Michigan State and his Masters degree from the University of Milwaukee. He began his career as a school teacher at South Hunterdon High School and then taught at Bridgewater-Raritan Regional High School for 39 years, retiring in 2004. He was a member of the Hunterdon Choral Union, the Folk Project acoustic music and dance Organization, and the Delaware Valley poets. He always enjoyed listening to music, hiking, canoeing, contra and swing dancing and he was very proud of his published poetry. Jim will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Surviving are his son David King a daughter Karin Franke, sister Shirley Jabas and a granddaughter Kendra. Services will be private. Arrangements by Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville. To send condolences to the family, visit www.brucecvanarsdalefuneralhome.com.

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