My condolences to all of Jim's family. He was always a good guy to be around at Little Jeff High School. He was the toughest ping pong player I was ever around. Sorry I cannot attend.
I was one of Mr. Michner's students at Lafayette Park. While I can't say that he would remember me, I certainly remember him with a smile. His combination of discipline with wry humor worked well in our class. I knew little about his life at the time, but now as a veteran and a father, I think I understand better. Thank you, Mr. Michner, for helping me learn science, for helping shape my future life, and for being a great teacher.