I didn't know Jim very well at all as I only met him once or twice, but Susan often spoke fondly of him. I am sure he will be missed.
My first real hiking experience was with the Brown family. Somehow Jim and I ended up hiking DOWN the Flume Slide Trail - despite all the guide books' advice to only climb UP this trail. Perhaps this adventure was part of the Brown vetting and screening process. Wore out the seat of my pants but evidently passed the test, a year or so later becoming Jim and Carolyn's daughter-in-law. We always shared this fond recollection with a wink and a smile. He was a generous, resourceful and loving man. I have been, and continue to be, deeply blessed - being part of this wonderful family and very special neighborhood.
A good friend and a real gentleman!
Sorry for your loss Nancy. It's a difficult thing to loose a parent. My thoughts are with you.
Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I learned of it while in Rye this week. He was a good friend of and relative to my father Robert (Bob) Goss and helpful to me, too, after my father's passing. My condolences to the entire family.
Cousin Sandra Goss Munsey
Steve, Phil and Nancy,
I have great memories of skiing with your dad at Powder Hill and Killington and of family outings to Rye Beach, NH.
My heart goes out to you. Joyce and I are thinking of you.
Jim was the finest example of a gentleman. Evie and I have fond memories of trips and great times at Dixieland Jazz Festivals with Carolyn and Jim. Evie & Jack Connors
Uncle Jim had an indomitable spirit, and espoused the loftiest ideals. I will always cherish memories of catamaran sailing with him at Rye Beach and long hikes through the White Mountains. He will be missed here, but there is rejoicing in Heaven.
W. Laurence Oliver
Phil - I didn't know your father but knowing you tells me he was a kind, intelligent and gracious human being. My condolences on your loss.
Mrs. Brown, Steve, Phil, and Nancy:
Condolences on your loss.
I have really fond memories of Mr. "B" growing up on Newell Lane. No one could throw a little kid higher in the air than him! Better than any amusement ride (and he caught us every time). And then there was the time I rang your doorbell, selling a wagon full of dandillions, for which he gladly paid me 25 cents.
And many years later as a young adult, I remember a fabulous skiing trip with my dad and Mr. Brown to Zermatt, Switzerland. Skiing in the shadow of the Matterhorn; crossing the Italian border and skiing down to Cervinia for a fabulous and leisurely Italian meal! Life doesn't get any better.
Mr. Brown knew how to enjoy life, and truly lived life to the fullest. He was a man with integrity, passion, and big heart. The world is a better place for him having been in it, and I hope that your memories of him help ease the pain of your loss.
Carolyn, Steve, Phil and Nancy -
Sad to learn of Jim's passing. He was a cherished friend and mentor of many years, and I will continue now to honor his memory. A mournful loss for all of us.
Jim lived a complete and lovingly faithful life.
So very sorry for your loss. I worked with Jim at Fuel Cells in South Windsor back in the 80s - lots of great memories. Hoping your hearts are soon filled with wonderful memories of great times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Steve and Family,
Dave Thurz forwarded the news about your dad. I'm sorry for your loss and I'll be thinking of you.
Carolyn and Family
My prayers are with you all. The Carol Johnson family will cherish our wonderful memories of summers spent at the Rye Beach House, where we were so welcomed and loved.