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March 05, 2011
Uncle Jimmy,
The three of us have so many memories of the summers you Tammy Maggie and John spent up here. All of our nature walks around West Islip with rootbeer. So much time has passed since we've all seen eachother last. We will all always regret not reaching out sooner. There are so many things that everyone will miss about you. Especially your humor and your ability to not sweat the small stuff. But most of all for us, we will always miss the Homer Simpson impression.. DOH!
Love Always,
Mandy Tracey and Greg
February 18, 2011
Jim, so sorry for you and for your family. Who could know all those years ago in West Islip that I would not have gotten a chance to see you again. Who could know, that your interest in Chemistry and Science, and your fascination with writing would have carried you so far. I remember so much of our friendship and growing up together. tracing Willets Creek, even try to write a story about it. You taught me so much. Remembering the lifting work outs in your garage, listening to BTO, taking care of business as you prepared to play Freshman football. Learning to play chess, playing board games on the porch, pick up football and softball in the street. St. Joe's and your transition to Public School in 9th grade...sharing hopes, sharing dreams. I miss you my friend. I have never forgotten you and your family. Dan, rest his soul, Gerry and the bikes and the speed bag, your Mom and your Dad...Henry Eismann's yard... rocket models, trooping through Jim the Bumb's woods, "hitting Mary's with the 95 cents we were able to scrounge...fire crackers on the 4th...I will miss you my friend. We are more because we knew you. The world is less because you've left. God Bless you and your family. I will always and forever be your friend.
February 15, 2011
Dear Jimmy -
I am so sorry to hear of your passing. We've known each other since we were little kids and there are many fond memories. May your Mom & Gerry find peace in knowing that you are with your Dad & Danny and watching over them. My deepest condolences to your Wife & Children. God speed.
February 14, 2011
I never got to know Professor Paxon personally but his work on personification inspired me to produce at least two published essays on Langland. As someone who cares for the welfare for all animals, I am deeply touched by the Professor Paxon's care for non-human animals.
arvind thomas,(Post-doctoral Fellow, Fordham university0
February 13, 2011
Dear Dr. Paxon,
Every day I find that the advice you gave me so long ago is still valid, still echoing in my head. Your passion for your work and your vibrant life set the bar for your students, so that over the course of a simple semester, our lives were changed. You will be forever my professor, but also my friend, a father, a smile on a rainy day, a comforting word during tough times. Now, more than ever, I thank you for what you've given us: thank you for giving us the gift of your heart. Thank you for teaching us, not only what we might find in books, but also truths about ourselves and the world we live in.

We love you and will remember you always.
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