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November 24, 2013
Diane, so sorry to hear of Jim's passing, because we all know it was way too soon. Jim and I worked together at First Chicago and became friends and social acquaintences for years, having many good laughs and fun with each other. Marilyn and I sincerely wish you and the entire Blanco Family the best that God and life can provide going forward.
Love always, Dick Fitzpatrick.
November 24, 2013
Dear Dianne........I think of you often and wanted to convey my heartfelt condolences to you in your loss.
November 16, 2013
Dear Dianne ~

My heart broke today when I learned of Jim's passing! I was one of the many friends he made while he so proudly dedicated so much of his time with the White Sox Volunteer Corps! Always a friendly hello, always a warm smile, always had words of encouragement. I am honored I was able to serve side by side with Jim at so many volunteer events since 2009. He was a man who had such great character and integrity. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. He will be dearly missed. It was certainly a pleasure to know Jim! A true hero! I will look through my volunteer pictures to see if I have any of Jim!
November 15, 2013
It was absolutely a pleasure to volunteer side-by-side with Jim at the White Sox Volunteer Corps and Greater Chicago Food Depository events. He had a heart of gold, and I will miss him! My prayers are with Jim and the whole family!
November 14, 2013
Dear Diane
I remember with delight the 10 wonderful days I shared with you and Jim and others in France in 2010. I have often remembered my conversations with Jim around the communal table and our shared interest in the crime fiction novels of the library at the villa. You have lost your lifetime companion and I want to express my sympathy to you and to your family. Jim will be missed.
November 13, 2013
Dear Dianne,

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy over the loss of Jim. I knew Jim for only the past year, but feel I have lost a good friend. He was smart and funny and above all, kind! Although he wasn't much older than I, the thought occurred to me a couple of times when I was with him, "When I grow up, I'd like to be like Jim." He was so generous with his time and support-- a real inspiration to me. We all lost a great one! I'm so glad that I had the chance to know him.
November 08, 2013
Dear Dianne, I was so saddened to learn of Jim's unexpected and sudden death. I so much enjoyed knowing him, his wonderful sense of humor, his devotion to you, Laurie, and your family. Connie and I appreciate even more the time that we spent together as couples, and greatly feel your loss. We look forward to our continued friendship, and keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Lots of love, John and Connie
November 08, 2013
Dear Dianne,

I am so sorry for your loss.
I truly enjoyed being Jim's secretary when he was practicing law in Brussels.
Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times.
November 08, 2013
"Katy and Sarah, have you done your homework ?". A 'good egg' if ever there was one. Dianne and family, I'm so sorry to hear the news of your loss. Deepest sympathy.
November 07, 2013
jim will be missed that's for sure. during one of the outing i was given a task to help build shelfs, of course i didn't know how and had to follow his lead. i learned something that day that would stay with me for a lifetime, and that was jim would help if you were in need and not knowing me made no difference. i was honored to know him for the short time that i knew him. to celebrate you jim on opening day to make sure you are there i will wear your name on the back of my jersey! let's all remember jim this way and when i see you on opening day, let's remember jim! rob
November 07, 2013
Chicago was a better City with you in it. I will miss working with you as a Chicago White Sox Volunteer Corps member.
November 06, 2013
I'm sure I crossed paths with Jim at one of the many volunteer events with the WS volunteer corp. wanted to give my condolences to the family... He gave so much to help others and my prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Ivana
November 06, 2013
My heart goes out to your family, I will keep the family in my prayers.
November 06, 2013
I am also a White Sox Volunteer and I just wanted to express my sadness at the loss of a fellow Sox fan. My prayers are with you at this sad time.
November 06, 2013
Dear Diana and Family,
The last time I saw Jim was Volunteering at the Parkinsons run just 2 weeks before. As volunteers go, the word "dedicated" just isn't enough to describe him. He always put beyond 110% of himself into every project. With me, he always was eager and inquisitive about new and diferent projects that many people haven't yet heard of ( such as the valor games, we had a good talk about that while packing bread at the food depository). The Corps had a true volunteer warrior and champion in Jim. Rest assured he continues watching over all of us now.

My sincerest condolences on your loss, and my best wishes to all of Jim's family.
November 06, 2013
Dear Diana,

I am so sorry to hear that Jim has passed away. I will always remember his incredible sense for humor and his positive and upbeat attitude while we practised law together in Brussels at McGuireWoods.

Kind regards,
November 05, 2013
Dear Dianne,
We were deeply saddened to hear of Jim's passing. Our hearts ache at your loss. We fondly remember Jim's wonderful dry sense of humor when we got together with you over a glass of wine or dinner. We will keep all of you in our prayers.
Joel and Theresa Tune
November 05, 2013
Dear Dianne,

We are so sorry for your loss. We enjoyed spending time with you and Jim while he was with Winston. Jim was a very kind person and we are glad to have known him.
November 05, 2013
Dear Dianne,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Jim was a good friend while we shared time at Winston. I am a better person because I knew him.
Tom d'Ambrosio
November 04, 2013
Dear Dianne,
I am so so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.
With deepest sympathy,
November 03, 2013
Dear Dianne,
Jim and I were devastated to hear about Jim's passing. We are thinking of you often and remembering our wonderful times visiting with you both. Jim was always upbeat, friendly and helpful at the condo and we enjoyed his company and friendship. You,
Laurie, Todd, the girls and your extended family are in our thoughts and prayers. May god bless.
November 03, 2013
I knew Jim as a young boy and am happy to hear of his great success as a husband, father, lawyer and volunteer. My heart goes out to his family and friends.
November 03, 2013
On this All Saints Day, we honor the saints who go before us. Jim was a wonderful saint to all. Blessings to his loving family and friends.
November 03, 2013
Dianne & family:
May the passing of the days heal loneliness & pain, 'til nothing but warm memories of love and joy remain.
My Sincere Sympathy
Eleanor J. Sakris
Springfield, IL.
November 02, 2013
Dear Dianne and Family,
My heart is broken by the loss of Jim. He was a faithful and tireless volunteer and a gentle soul. I consider myself blessed to have met him and to have been able to call him a friend. Tim and I loved our time with Jim and you sharing our White Sox tickets. We will truly miss him.
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