Carol, Katie and Laurel,
A friend in State College sent me the obit for Jim recently. I have so many good memories of my time in the Ag Publication Design Department from 1963-68. Jim really taught me everything I held dear as far as being a young designer. He took a chance on me before I had finished my degree at the university. Over the years we had a close unit- Susie Whistler, Rea Ann, Charlie and Madge-all young designers who learned graphic design in the real world from Jim. Jim was more than boss and mentor, he was a cherished friend. Walking home each evening,usually with Jim and his wonderful dogs, talking politics, the environment, the blight of billboards etc. were just some of the conversations I've never forgotten. He taught me more than how to be a good designer-he taught me how to work with all kinds of people-a skill that proved so useful in my own career at Cornell University. I admit that I have not been in contact with Jim in recent years. Nevertheless, I mourn his passing. He was a very special person in my life.
Katie, Laurel, McClure Family, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. It has been a long time and hearing about your loss has brought back a lot of fond memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. David Werberig
I met Mr. Jim McClure when I did a senior project at State High. Mr. McClure gave me helpful information concerning the watershed area and other very useful information on Mill Brook Marsh where I volunteered for a year. I will deeply miss him. He was a very intelligent man and had a great sense of humor, but I will remember him most for his love of the environment and his fearless allegiance to conservation issues.
So sorry to hear of your loss. Jim was so insightful and he was a wonderful friend to my parents. We need to take a nature hike in honor of your dad! Thoughts and prayers are sent to you from our family,.
We were so sorry to hear of your loss, but glad to know that you were there at the end. Cheryl and Rob Fugate
Timmi, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you & the family. Take care. Jim A.& Judi Vroman McClure
I had the pleasure of working with Jim when we were co-editors of the Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited newsletter. After Jim came on board the newsletter won several State and National awards.
Jim will long be remembered by for his dedication to conservation issues and his great sense of humor.
He will be missed.
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was one of my Dad's very good friends back in the Planning Commission and Borough Council days. I'm so sorry for your loss.
So sorry to hear that your Dad died, Laurel. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
On behalf of the Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited, I want to extend our condolences to the McClure family. Jim was a strong believer and active participant in the conservation of our natural resources.
He will always be remembered as a good guy who made a difference in this community.
Judi Sittler, president of the Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Dear Carol, Katie, and Laurie,
So sorry to hear about Jim passing away. I have many good memories of him to cherish.