With Deepest Sympathy,
My sincere sympathy on the loss of your father and grand father. He will be missed. I only saw him once every three weeks or so when I ironed for him and got to know him to be kind and generous and enjoyed working for him.
He talked about his trip to Somerville where I was born (and later moved to Arlington where I was raised). He talked about his grandaughter. I&ve heard Somerville is popular with the young people. He said something about a coffee shop.
I hope that all the happy memories you have help get you through this time.
Jim was very gracious and invited my wife and I to dinner and Westminster activities. Prior to dinner, he and Jim Hanks entertained us in his apartment. They both had many interests, including Civic Theatre, and spoke fondly of their grandchildren.
Jim was obviously very proud of Westminster.
It&s an inspiration to have known him, if only for a year.
Your father was always a gentleman in any situation he was in. As a child I fondly remember your Dad and Mom showing up at our house for an impromtu P.J. party. Your father had a cold so he game in P.J.&s with a hot water bottle strapped to his head. Us kids got a kick out of that. Mom would have come to the memorial service but I&m taking her to my bother&s in South Carolina for the holiday. We share the joy of knowing your father as well as the grief as he is no longer physically with us. Best wishes and prayers, The Mather Family
Sorry for your loss.
We are sorry for your loss and are thinking of you at this difficult time. We will forever remember Jim as the kind, cheerful, welcoming and gentlemanly neighbor that he was to us before he moved up to Westminster Village. Our lives in West Lafayette are better and richer for having known Jim and we will miss him.
With best regards,
Jeremy, Ruth, Millie and Harry Marchant Forde
May God bless you all as you celebrate Jim&s life with family and friends. He is well deserving of this celebration.....a life well lived and a good friend and business associate. He will be missed by many!!
Phil and Barb Puterbaugh and Family