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Memories & Candles

“Hello to all and thank you for your kind posts. This is Jim's brother Rich. Some of you who posted know me. I have one last possession of his and...Read More »
1 of 34 | Posted by: Rich Hail - brother

“I have been worrying about not hearing from you for a while... God knows I wish there had been another reason. I wish we had met sooner so I could...Read More »
2 of 34 | Posted by: Susan Cosier - trooper, PA

“I am beyond shocked to hear this. I had no idea he was ill. If anyone can tell me what happened, I would really appreciate it. I know his parents...Read More »
3 of 34 | Posted by: Cathy Becerra - Fox Lake, IL

“I will forever be grateful for the joy ,laughter, happiness and friendship James brought to me and to so many others, he will truely be missed. ”
4 of 34 | Posted by: Ruben Najera jr - lake Jackson, TX

“Jim was a great friend. We had such awesome times together. I remember the day we saw Ten Years After and he had a 102 fever. He felt better after...Read More »
5 of 34 | Posted by: David Beck - Lombard, IL - friend

“I will remember you always yujin. Besitos. ”
6 of 34 | Posted by: Ruby Jean (Granny Cuyler) - CA

“A great guy that I only knew for a while but I felt like I knew him a lifetime. Our paths will cross again my friend. ”
7 of 34 | Posted by: Frank Capote - Tampa, FL - Friend

“James was the kindest person who had a deep, genuine interest in and compassion for people. He never hesitated to lend a helping hand. He also...Read More »
8 of 34 | Posted by: Marina Wheeler - IA - Friend

“Our lives were made richer by his wit and humor. Rest well my good man! ”
9 of 34 | Posted by: Dan Pillsbury - Greenville, NY

“I have known Jim since fourth grade, he took the path less traveled and experienced life the way he wanted. He was a good son, taking care of his mom...Read More »
10 of 34 | Posted by: John Rio - Elk Grove, IL - friend

“I will miss you so much. You always knew what to say when I was down or just needed someone to listen. Rest in peace good buddy, you were a very...Read More »
11 of 34 | Posted by: Cheryl Strahm - St Louis, MO

“James fantastic sense of humor and nimble mind were only eclipsed by his warm heart. He will be greatly missed. ”
12 of 34 | Posted by: Ryan Gavin - Scottsdale, AZ

“A good heart has left us too soon. Much love. ”
13 of 34 | Posted by: Maybell Encheatum - Friend

“I'm so very sad about Jim's passing. We grew up together, collected Mad Magazines, and loved reptiles. ”
14 of 34 | Posted by: Wesley Kraszewski - Spring Valley, WI

15 of 34 | Posted by: Wesley Kraszewski - Spring Valley, WI

“James! Why do the good ones have to go early? Vila i frid. I see you next life, buddy. ”
16 of 34 | Posted by: Mats Nordström - Bandhagen

“James, thank you for your gift of friendship. You were kind, funny, and always someone I could talk to. I'm so sad you're gone, and I'll miss our...Read More »
17 of 34 | Posted by: Shasta Tsoukias - Ponte Vedra, FL

“My condolences to the family and friends who knew him in real life. There is a very large online community whose amazing intellect and terrific sense...Read More »
18 of 34 | Posted by: Daniel Kaufman - Redmond, WA

“LulaBelle and I will miss you terribly. ”
19 of 34 | Posted by: Lynn Thames - Jackson, MS

“A great man. Kind and thoughtful, and reached so many. I am proud that I got to know James. I''m glad I was able to brighten his day on occasion...Read More »
20 of 34 | Posted by: Barbara Ballash - Ormond Beach, FL

“James and I shared a very similar sense of humor. I was always delighted by what he posted on Facebook, and I will sincerely miss his frequent...Read More »
21 of 34 | Posted by: Rory Coker - Austin, TX - Friend

“Rest in peace James. Though we never met in person you seemed very kind and had great taste in music. The blues page you started is full of...Read More »
22 of 34 | Posted by: Forrest Dogger - Acquaintance

“I knew James from social media, and we quickly became friends. I will always remember his wit, his intellect, and most of all his heart. You will be...Read More »
23 of 34 | Posted by: Lucinda Rothchild - Phoenix, AZ

“he was a good, kind, thoughtful and considerate person who was a delight to chat with...I will miss him ”
24 of 34 | Posted by: Helen Dicks - Friend

“Maybe James was the brother I always wished I would have had, maybe that one friend that you meet and instantly feel you have known your entire life....Read More »
25 of 34 | Posted by: Victoria Clendenin - Dowagiac, MI

“James was a funny, creative man who made me laugh many times on Facebook. He also gave me some kind words during a difficult period. I'll miss him. ”
26 of 34 | Posted by: Junior McArdle - Friend

“James was so loved by all his friends. He'll be deeply, deeply missed. I'm so sorry for your loss. ”
27 of 34 | Posted by: Marie Daniels - sacramento, CA

“RIP TruPatriot ”
28 of 34 | Posted by: Andrew Dias - Miami, FL - Friend

“You are the noble one. Whether you liked it or not. ”
29 of 34 | Posted by: Strate Trajkovski - Friend

“James. I am so going to miss you. Your warmth. Your humour. Your perception. Everything. I don't know what to say. So sad you are gone. I hope your...Read More »
30 of 34 | Posted by: Samantha Needham - Friend

“It's been hard for me to find the right words. James was an amazing friend to me, as well as all our online community. We found a niche in bugs...Read More »
31 of 34 | Posted by: Kristan McCray - Raleigh, NC

“You once told me:"So, peace, pal, do as you wish, as we all should. I just want to bring something positive to the world, butterfly effect. Look, I...Read More »
32 of 34 | Posted by: Jamie ADW - Georgetown, TX

“James and I shared a passion for music. We connected online and shared link after link. He was loved in our circle of friends and will be missed. ”
33 of 34 | Posted by: Scott Doyle - Western Springs, IL

“A true friend as I've ever had. Sad beyond belief. Wished I could have made it to Chicago to meet him. God bless ! ”
34 of 34 | Posted by: Frederic Frakes - Charlotte, NC

Funeral service and interment are private.

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