Dear Jim and Dave,
Sorry to hear about the passing of your father. He was a wonderful mentor and friend while I was at Mitutoyo in Paramus, NJ. I knew your late mother as well. When I was there in New Jersey from 1982- 1991, I had many fond memories of your dad and mother. They were both very friendly and always welcomed me to their home in Hillsdale. Since I left Mitutoyo, I missed your dad's friendly smile and good stories. He introduced me to Elkdom. Your dad and mother will always be in my heart. Take care. Kihei Otani
My Grandpa has been one of the most influential people in my life. He has been by my side since I was born. As I child I looked up to him because I always heard stories of his adventures in the army, and many childhood memories from my father. He seemed like a brave, selfless, kind, soul who put others before himself. As I grew older I remember always seeing him help in the community. Whether it was at the senior center, at the elks club, or at walmart selling poppies for veterans. I viewed him as a role model for me and my sister to learn how to help others around us. My grandfather was an honorable man who always did whatever he could to help and support others. I remember that he would be at any event that I thought was special just to support me and my sister. He never missed an orchestra concert or an graduation ceremony. He was always there to support us. He valued his family and I know that it was important to him. I miss seeing him every weekend to go out to our weekly lunch at Olive Garden or a nice dinner at First Chinese. He was a fun spirit that will truly be missed by me and my family. I will always remember him for the corny jokes he would tell that would bring a smile to anyone's face, and for his selfless heart that has shown all those around him how to be better people. My grandfather was a kind man with a heart the size of China. He had the most inspirational love for anyone he met. He did what ever he could for everyone he met and especially for his family. I hope to one day find a love like my Grandpa Jim's and Grandma Terry's. They had a bond that was so strong it defied all other forces. I take comfort in knowing that he is now at peace with my dear grandma. I hope to someday be half the person he was. He really did change every life he touched.
Our Grandpa was a kind and selfless man. He always put our feelings first before his. Whenever we wanted an ice slushy before dinner or an enormous amount of candy he was the man to go to. He always wanted to make us happy, and he did. As time went on it got harder for us to visit him because he was in Texas and we were in New Jersey, but every time we went back it was like we never left. The comments he made to our dad and uncle always made us laugh and he would smile knowing he made us happy. We were really proud that our Grandpa would go meet the troops every Sunday morning and support those who were involved. Even at his age he still managed to get up, feed the squirrels and birds, and meet with the troops. That made my sister and I proud. Grandpa did not let age slow him down. He was an inspiration to my sister and I and taught us that no matter how old you get you can still fulfill your life with acts of kindness. We're going to miss our Grandpa very much, but we are glad to know he is in a place where he is reunited with our Grandma, and our dog Newton. Our Grandpa can continue his selfless kind deeds in a new place now, but will always be missed here.
Sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. We met him at the Carrollton Senior Center. He always had a good story of his life in the service and other places he had been. What a wonderful person always had a smile on his face. He will be missed. May God be with your family.
Jim and Jean Dyer ( Carrollton,Tx)
Jim Barron, Friend, Dad, Grandpa, Hero, Amazing person.
My wife and I were lucky enough to know Jim for many of the holidays over the last 10 years. David and Wendy our best friends included Jim on most all of our get togethers. Jim's feet have been under our table for many great meals, and even more great stories. Jim had seen some of the best life offered, also saw some of the ugliness from war. Jim alway was a cracker, always a jest a joke or a good story that made time go by way too fast. We always knew what to get Jim for Christmas, of course, YELLOW, Shirt, Sweatshirt, Jacket, just yellow that was all that was important. Jim will be missed. Our lives were all enriched by this special man. Meek in appearance, a giant in life, experience and humility. Somehow the world is not right when we have all endured this loss. But the victory in his memory is he touched many, uplifted, encouraged the gang.