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November 09, 2014
The Army Rugby team dedicated their game to you this week. We took down Wheeling Jesuit and earned the Rugby East Championship in your honor. Brothers forever, never forgotten. Brothers XV.
October 03, 2014
TF6 Always in our hearts.
June 01, 2013
To the Gurbisz Family. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of Jimmy. On my desk I have the framed picture of Jimmy holding the puppy. I remember the good times at MRHS and what a leader he was back then. His spirit is alive and until we meet again my friend, God Bless you and thank you for your service to our country.

Bob Nagle
MRHS 1975-2004
Teacher, Coach, AP, and Friend
May 06, 2013
In memory and honor of Jimmy. He never will be forgotten.
December 15, 2011
Will never forget that day
You will never be forgotton
December 15, 2011
Gone but never forgotton
November 06, 2011
I cant believe its been 7 years. I think about you and that day daily.
November 04, 2011
To the family and friends of Capt. James M. Gurbisz:
Please accept my remembrance of James on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
November 04, 2010
To the family and friends of Capt. James M. Gurbisz:
Remembering James on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
June 05, 2010
Your legacy will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew you and shared in your struggle to protect our country and the ultimate sacrifice you gave so that we can be grateful for what we have. Your family, friends, loved ones and fellow soldiers will stay in my thoughts and prayers.
A Proud Military Mom.
May 31, 2010
Every year I think of you at Memorial Day. Although we were only classmates, I saw the potential you had for great things and the passion you had for our country. Thank you for fighting for our freedom. My thoughts and prayers are always with you, your family, fellow/sister soldiers, friends and wife. RIP Jim.
May 26, 2010
To the family of Capt. James M. Gurbisz,I am so sorry for your tragic loss.May you take comfort in knowing everyone of us is able to lead a life in freedom because of the heroic sacrifice he took.I am so very proud to know that Capt. James M. Gurbisz was my fellow American. May his memory shine on us every day we live in freedom.
November 07, 2009
Think of you and Tori every year Jim- you're missed by many
November 06, 2009
Still thinking of you, Jim.
September 11, 2009
Jim,
Not a day has gone by that I have not been reminded of your sacrifice. Thank you for being the person you were.
September 11, 2009
I was a memeber of CPT. Gurbisz platoon in Iraq. I can not even bein to tell you how good of man he was. Capt. Gurbisz was the greatest leader I have even had in my time in the Army. I was with Capt. Gurbisz that day in November. I was three vehicles behind him. Myself and a medic extracted him from the vehicle.We tried tried our very best. Not a SINGLE day goes by that don't think of Capt. Gurbisz and SPC Yancey. My phone number is 989-280-8132
May 19, 2009
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Sincerely and Respectfully,
Kenna
November 14, 2008
I had the honor of being Jim's Team Leader in C-3 during his Plebe Year at West Point. I got to work with Jim each day and he was a leader from day 1. He was a great soldier, friend, and I am sure son/husband. I think about Jim daily and continually pray for his family. May we all meet life's challenges with Jim's effortless enthusiasm and determination. Jim, you are missed but not forgotten.
November 06, 2008
Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.


The Wind on The Downs

“I like to think of you as brown and tall,
As strong and living as you used to be,
In khaki tunic, Sam Brown belt and all,
And standing there and laughing down at me.
Because they tell me, dear, that you are dead,
Because I can no longer see your face,
You have not died, it is not true, instead
You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe;
I hear you laughing as you used to do,
Yet loving all the things I think of you;
And knowing you are happy, should I grieve?
You follow and are watchful where I go.”

(Written by Marian Allen during World War l )

Two lines that I wish you to keep near your heart…….

“You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe”


I did not know James, but I am remembering
his service and sacrifice. He is my hero. !

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Other Side

i'm over on the other side
where life and death softly divide.
left my skin and bones behind
now i'm over on the other side.

can you feel me there with you?
my breath is gone but i'm not through.
loved you then and i still do
from over on the other side.

i can fly. really fly.
below the earth ... all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

it's good here on the other side.
the sweetest songs...the bluest skies.
thank you for the tears you cried
but it's good here on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth...all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side

the world is smaller than a needle's eye.
where life and death softly divide.
when you leave your skin and bones behind
i'll be waiting on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth ... all through the sky.
go tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

Song lyrics by Don Conoscenti
C Desert Muse/SESAC
www.donconoscenti.com
(Used with permission)

“I hope it brings great comfort to any and all.
Peace on you. DonCon” 4-2008


The Other Side –
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Sincerely,

Deb Estep ~ Ohio
Proud Air Force Mom SSgt Vince – Lackland AFB
Proud Air Force MIL SrA Dana – Randolph AFB

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Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
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November 04, 2008
To the family of Capt. James M. Gurbisz:
James gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
May 26, 2008
Jim,

You are truly missed from the ranks and your legacy will remain for centuries. You are the epitiome of a true Warrior Leader. "No Challenge Too Great".

Apache "6"
2005-2006
May 18, 2008
Hello Sir,

It's been a while since my last entry and a lot has happen as you know. The unit is back in Iraq and completing every mission thrown our way. We lost SGT Mason Lewis in November 2007. That is still a very bad month for us. I know in my heart that he is with you and is very well taken care of. This new TopFlite team had no idea what big shoes they were stepping into, but you would be proud of the way they have come together. Just wanted all the world to know that you are still in the minds and hearts of the Challenger Family you left behind.
May 16, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Capt Gurbisz!
March 28, 2008
Jim,
I can still remember being about 8yrs old running down the soccer field and seeing you come running right at me, thinking the whole time, "oh crap this is gonna hurt!" I remember when you chose to play football instead of soccer in highschool and we all knew then, our team was gonna lose the whole season. I can still remember that loud obnoxious laugh of yours coming down the hallways of Monmouth. I myself am leaving for Iraq in the next month. I hope i have half as much courage leading my guys as you did and have a quarter the respect they gave you from my guys. We weren't close friends, but you left a lasting impression on everyone who knew you. We all miss you.
January 10, 2008
Sir, im sorry that it has taken me so long to do this. I was your gunner and you know I would have followed you through hell if you told me thats where we were going. Its been so long since our accident but it is still very fresh in my mind. You were a Great Leader and an even better Friend. You are missed.

TF6G

TF6G
October 24, 2007
To the Gurbisz family: I'm not sure if you remember me, but I was very good friends with Kathy in our adolescent years...and remember her lil brother Jimmy who brought so much laughter and energy to the house on Bernad street. To see him grown up into a real hero makes me proud to have known him in even such a small way as I did. My heart goes out to all of you.
August 14, 2007
There is nothing that I can say or do to take away the pain or bring you peace in your time of sorrow, but I will offer you and your family my heart felt condolences. I also offer you my prayers that in time the pain will easy and the memories of your HERO will carry you through each day and night. I want to thank your HERO, for his/her selfless act of becoming a member of the armed forces, his/her willingness to defend the United States of America, all that we hold sacred and for the sacrifice that will forever be etched in the memories of all those who knew him/her. Though tears can never bring him/her back, we hope that our tears express our gratitude for the sacrifice that he/she made and our sorrow at his/her passing. I believe for every fallen HERO there is a star shining brightly up above to remind us of the precious gift we were given.

Your mission on earth is complete and you are now a member of GOD’s Heavenly armed forces. Stand down brave warrior and take your rightful place in Heaven with all the HEROES who have passed before.

I made a special promise to LE RON A. WILSON, a dear family friend who joined the Army with three other friends, one of whom is my son (Le Ron was killed in action on 07/06/07 at the age of 18) on the day he was laid to rest as I touched his coffin, that I would never forget him nor would I forget those that gave their lives for our country before him, with him and after him and so when I came across www.legacy.com, I thought what a great way to keep my promise to Le Ron, so I will continue to leave tributes in each guest book until the day there is no longer the need to leave these tributes to a FALLEN HERO.

REST IN PEACE, HERO, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!

PROUD MOTHER OF A U.S. SOLDIER
Currently stationed in Germany
Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
August 01, 2007
Captain Gurbisz,
You were the greatest leader I ever had the honor to serve with. I still owe you one and pray that I get the chance to pay you back one day.
July 24, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Capt Gurbisz and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
July 08, 2007
With deepest sympathy for your terrible loss. Everyone at Operation Jersey Cares feels your pain. We love and support our troops. James may be gone but not forgotten!
May 30, 2007
Been thinkin about you.
May 28, 2007
Tell them of us and say,
For their tomorrows,
We gave our today.
-- The Kohima Epitaph


We will never forget,
NJ Marine Moms
January 05, 2007
Well kid, I still remember you drooling on the line when I was playing linebacker at Neptune looking at you thinking to myself "what the hell is wrong with this guy" but then I got to know you, with Bookman and the rest of the Bayshore crew, and then I knew there was something wrong with you, The world misses people like you friend! and the world needs people like you, and anyone who knew Jimmy, knows that. Love you and miss u, Wendy songs(you will only know, ride home from the state tourny) God has already blessed you, love the Lukes
November 12, 2006
Well Sir,
It's been a year. Things havent't change much in the unit. Some of the old gang are in 1st BDE now, most have ETSed or PCSed, and of course there are the few that choose to stick around. Torres is in AZ now, he hates it and Palmer is still in the unit giving people a hard time. We had a run on the 3rd of November for you and Yancey, went to the trees. You would have hated it, but we did it anyway. Sure miss you around here.
November 08, 2006
I still remember catching the bus with you in the morning and hanging out playing football in the neighborhood. You were a great friend and a hero to many. I will never forget you Jimbo.
November 07, 2006
It was a year ago this past Saturday that we lost you Jim- and I just want you to know that you have not been forgotten, and neither have your loved ones. Keeping you in my prayers Tori, Ken, Helen and Kathy- Jim lives on in all of you, and the memories and love you share for him.
November 05, 2006
James it has been a year since you were taken. You are my hero and you will never be forgotten. To the Gurbisz family; I live close to ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY and I visit there two or three times a week. Each time I am there I always stop by and visit/honor James. I lived in the Easton/Bangor PA area 52 years.
November 05, 2006
One year later my heart still aches with pain on the loss of Jimmy. Who was taken from us all too soon. No day goes by that thoughts of Jimmy do not come to mind, with overwhelming joy that I was privileged to be his friend and had the chance to know him. He was more in life than most knew. It took his death to open windows to his impact. Selflessness, generosity, caring, courage and a cheerful heart were his trademark which touched others' souls.
The proof in how many lives and people he touched was in the turn out last year at his memorial services and yesterday, on the one year anniversary, in Eatontown, NJ where a memorial was dedicated to Jimmy at a local park.
I, unfortunately could not attend. But, my thoughts were on Jimmy, as they seem to be many days.
Spans of time, distance, and responsibilities, drifted us away and apart over the years, yet now I cannot seem to go a day or so without thinking of all the great memories we shared as we were growing up together.

Jimmy was an idol, a mentor, a pal in youth, a leader. But, more importantly Jimmy was one thing to all that ever knew him....a friend.

Jimmy will always be with me I know, Because his goodness will live on and on.

Although he is no longer here in flesh, the memories everyone shared with him are in all our daily view.

I refuse to let his memory fade, his life was too much of a gift to us all. And he gave his life in an effort to better and defend our entire way of life.

So my pledge I give to Jimmy, on this the one year anniversary of his passing, I will work to make my life better because of you.

Thank You Jimbo! Rest In Peace.
November 04, 2006
In remembrance of Capt. James M. Gurbisz, on this first anniversary of the day he gave his life for our Country and for Freedom.
May James rest safely, in the Loving Care of God and know that he is a True American hero, that shall NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
I Pray that God's Loving Grace and Comfort will continue to be with the Gurbisz family.
There will never be enough ways, to humbly thank these Heroes, for their Supreme Sacrifice,
My brother among them. KIA-Vietnam 1967.

May you find peace in knowing the love and memories you have of James, will remain in your heart forever.
I am deeply sorry for your loss.
October 15, 2006
I had the privilege of knowing Jim through school and would always run into him in various locations around the globe courtesy of the Army. Jim was an inspiration to us all who knew him. I'll never forget the horse playing on the MRHS baseball team to the time you scared to bejesus out of me in the DFAC in Germany... you'll be missed.
August 13, 2006
Our heartfelt sympathy to the Gurbisz Family, my wife and I did not know James. As parents who lost a daughter, Colleen, Age 26 on September 11, 2001 at the WTC, we share and understand the immense loss and sorrow of losing a child.
Please know that his sacrifice will not be forgotten, and he will remain in our prayers forever, a hero whom we will never forget.
Our prayer is that God’s tender mercy will dry your tears, and that He will comfort you in all the days ahead.
May the Peace of the Lord Be With You, Upon You, and Remain With You Always,
With Love & Respect,
Tom & JoAnn Meehan
July 14, 2006
I was Jim's company commander and was with him when he died. He was a rare person who was full of life, more so then the usual person. His force of personality and absolute dedication to his men are what made him one of the best officers I've ever severed with. Jim's legacy is the elite security unit he formed, trained and led. He died leading from the front, and as any soldier/officer knows if you have to go thats the best way. He and SPC Yancy who died with him will always be remembered by the soldiers he led and the friends he shared his short life with. Godspeed Jim and Allen.
July 05, 2006
Jim and all the American heroes will be remembered for what they have done for the world.
May 27, 2006
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS. I HAVE JUST LEARNED OF YOUR GREAT LOSS AND WISH TO EXPRESS MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES. PLEASE KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT HERE WHO DO CARE AND YOUR HERO WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. HOLD TIGHT TO YOUR TREASURED MEMORIES THAT HIS SPECIAL SMILE MAY CONTINUE TO SHINE ON. I PRAY THAT PEACE WILL FIND YOU ALL. STAY STRONG AND GODSPEED. SEMPER FI

A PROUD MARINE MOM
May 25, 2006
To the Gurbisz Family
I knew Jim through football at MRHS up until I moved our senior year. Looking back now i can see Jim being a great leader to some of our nations finest young men. Jim was so gung ho about everything, especially football.When i think of the glory years of playing football, Jim will always be part of my memories.I am truely saddened by your lost, my heart and prayers go out to your family
January 23, 2006
My heartfelt sympathy to the Gurbisz family in the loss of James. I did not know James, ( I lived in the Easton/Bangor PA area 52 yrs.) but my heart is broken and I am sadden for your loss of such a young man. May God bring you peace in your heart as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you hold so close. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers.
I send each of you a hug from my heart.
Love and Peace
Tom

To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
December 10, 2005
You are a Hero, and will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace.
December 10, 2005
Dear Tori and Gurbisz family, my deepest sympathies go out to you for your loss. Having served time in the military myself I hold great respect for those still there and those who have passed. Jim was a great guy who always applied himself and was dedicated to everything he did. It is a tragedy that his commitment to service and country has taken him from those that loved him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. My family also sends their heart-felt thoughts to yours.
December 03, 2005
Tori,
My deepest sympathies go out to you and the Gurbisz family. I only knew Jim a short time while we were in Savannah, but he was a great guy. He will be deeply missed.
1LT Trey Geier
December 01, 2005
Dear Tori and Gurbisz Family,

I played rugby with Jimmy at West Point and am thankful for the opportunity to have known him. He was an inspiration to all. I'll never forget how hard he played...and how hard headed he was!--I'm sure there are a few ruggers out there that will never forget the wrath of Jimmy's head! He was always quick to make the team laugh. I pray that God will give you strength.
Jimmy's rugby brother,
Matt
December 01, 2005
Tori--
I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
May God Bless You,
November 26, 2005
Dear Tori,

I am so very sorry to hear this tragic news. You may not know me personally, but I want you to know that I have heard lots of wonderful things about you and your husband from your DZ sisters. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God Bless!
November 24, 2005
Mr.and Mrs.Gurbisz,
I always look back at those high school days and remember your family fondly.I have always had great admiration for the love, strength and closeness you had for one another.Jim's and Kathy's achievments are all apart of that upbringing, and I am proud to have known Jim. I am truly sorry for your loss.
Kathy, I know how much your little brother meant to you and it is difficult to find words to console you at this time.I do know that he will live forever in our hearts and is someone my daughter is thankful to for serving this country she very much loves.
Tori, may God be with you,(and the entire Gurbisz family)for you will be in our thoughts and prayers. My deepest sympathy.
November 24, 2005
Dear Gurbisz Family

It is with great sadness and respect that I offer my condolences. I was the Superintendent of the Eatontown Public Schools from 1990-1998. I remember Jimmy as a fun loving, dedicated student.
Captain Gurbisz is a true American hero and an outstanding role model for all of our young people for generations to come.
May God keep you and the family in the palm of his hand and may he always Bless America for Jim's dedication and patriotism for the country and family he loved.
November 23, 2005
To Tori and the Gurbisz family. I know that no matter what I or anyone else says, we cant take away the pain of losing a loved one. I would just like you to know that Capt. Gurbisz was respected greatly. He was the best leader and friend that anyone could ever have. Everyone felt safe around him, and everyone trusted him. I would have done anything he told me to. Just as well as the other soliders in his platoon. He made Top Flite, he basically did everything for his soliders, and he will always be remembered for that. Lt, we think about you all the time. You will be missed and remembered forever.
Top Flite
Baghdad, Iraq
November 22, 2005
Tori-
Although i do not know you personally, my deepest sympathy goes out to yours and Jims families. At a time like this, i know there are no words to ease your pain, but just know it is men like Jim that make this such a great country. Thank you Jim; and you will be in my prayers tori
November 20, 2005
To the Gurbisz family,
though I only knew Jim through freshman baseball and a class here and there, there was something about hum that you knew was special. He knew what he wanted in the classroom and on the field, and did not stop until he got it. He was one of a kind. You should all be very proud, as all of us are who were honored to have known him
November 20, 2005
Dear Tori, i am truely sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. All of our sisters are behind you right now...we are all thinking about you and we are here if you need us!

In DZ love, but especially mine,
Annie Smith
#465 Beta Theta
November 20, 2005
To the Gurbisz: I am so deeply sorry for your loss, I wish there was something that I could say to ease your heartache,as a parent, I can't not even imagine how hord this must be, as a wife I know how hard this is. I pray that God will help you down this path that was chosen for you. Your family is in my thoughts & prayers.

Emily Afuola

BLUE STAR MOTHERS OF AMERICA - NJ
ps. I will be making the condolence's books for this family, anyone who would like to contribute, please email me & I will explain more. Thank you -ea
November 20, 2005
Well to the Gurbisz family I am sorry for your loss. Jim Hellwig from parts uknown AKA wrestlings Ultimate Warrior, as he was known by some of the guys in the platoon. It was givin to him as a joke but he truly was the ultimate warrior. people in this platoon would have followed him anywhere as long as he gave us a convoy brief. Cpt Gurbisz was the greatest leader i have ever met , he made u believe u could do anything, and we would have if he would have given the order. he will truly be missed things, here are not the same without hime here. man, they say u never know what u had till its gone, but thats an understatement when it comes to this guy. from all the guys still here in Top Flite we will never forget u. There will never be another TF6. I know u r up there takin care of my driver Yancey, tellin him to shave. Rest in Peace
TF 2 OUT
November 18, 2005
To Tori and the Gurbisz Farmily,
It seems like only yesterday that Mr. Nagle plastered the picture of me and Jim dancing together all over school. And I can still hear Jim’s laughter after one of his countless locker room pranks. It is little memories like these that will keep Jim's spirit alive in the hearts of all those who had the privilege of knowing him. Jim was a great friend, and I'm sure he was a wonderful husband, son, and brother. He will truly be missed. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
November 18, 2005
Some people are born to lead and Jim, you were born into that role in every aspect of your life. Whether its on the diamond, the grid-iron, or on the battlefield you lead the way and we followed your muddy, sweat-soaked jersey without hesitation.

You are so many things to so many different people, but for me, you were a friend, a teammate, the goof-ball in the locker room who was either cracking jokes or chasing Juice around, just a great guy that everyone could count on. You were so many things wrapped into one person and I feel honored to have known you.

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived”.—Gen. Patton

Tori, Kathy, Mr. /Mrs. Gurbisz- Jim’s laughter, enthusiasm, Love and much more will live through the great memories we all have of him. I’m deeply saddened by this great loss.

Anchor Gurbisz…One of the Greats
November 18, 2005
To Tori and the Gurbisz family:
I will always remember the fun everyone had with Jim in highschool - in class, at games, after school. He was truly a special person. My thoughts are with you.
November 18, 2005
To the Gurbisz family,

So sorry for the loss your family has suffered. The time we spent with Jimmy and the Gurbisz family during our days in the Eatontown Baseball League was already special to us. With Ken as the manager, the team had a lot of fun, learned a lot about life, teamwork and even some baseball. Jimmy had all the talent even as a ten, eleven and twelve year old. Jimmy hit the very first home run at the new field in 80 Acres Park. But he didn’t let his talent go to his head. Well, maybe a little. His teammates looked up to him. It was apparent even then that he would always be out in front, leading the way.

We will keep Jimmy and his family in our thoughts and prayers. Jimmy will be missed. He will never be forgotten.
November 17, 2005
Tori & Gurbisz Family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers each day.
God Bless.
November 17, 2005
Dear Mr & Mrs. Gurbisz, Kathy, and Tori,
My wife (Judy-Secretary in the MRHS Principal's Office 1994-2004) and I were devastated when we heard of Jim's death. Having taught over 40 years many of the faces are lost in the mists of time. Jim was one of those who stood out from the crowd and he will be sorely missed by many. As a chemistry student (no, he never blew up the lab) and a member of SADD, he was outstanding to me. I was proud to know Jim and his family. As I read the many tributes to Jim, names and memories from my years at MRHS came back to me of the many outstanding students who attended there. Jim will long be remembered for his academics and service to all those he touched. Your family will continue to be in our prayers.
November 17, 2005
Tori, Kathy, Mr. and Mrs. Gurbisz, and family:
My heartfelt condolences to you on the loss of Jim. None who knew him will ever forget his sacrifice. I am proud to have known him and to know you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
November 17, 2005
Dear Tori,

I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Although I did not know Jim, from what I have heard from Jessica he was one great guy. Tori, personally, I have not experience the loss of my spouse, but I have experienced the loss of a father, mother, and brother in the last few years. In those losses I have learned: (1) full understanding may never come however, acceptance(with time) does bring closeure; (2) no one can tell you how to grieve--only YOU know the depth of your sorrow; and (3) at times like these, one can find inner strength in thier faith and outward strength thru their family. May God continue to carry you and yours during this difficult time. ----
November 17, 2005
Tori, Kathy, Mr. & Mrs. Gurbisz,
I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you all. I was good friends with Kathy throughout high school. I remember Jimmy going from a pesky little brother to a cool young man & obviously into a marvelous man, husband & leader. My prayers are with you all.
November 17, 2005
On behalf of my sons, Thomas and Steven Davis, I would like to pass on my sympathy to your family during this sad time. My son, who is also in the Army and stationed in Iraq, played football with your son and he told me how much fun it was being a teammate of your son. Serving your country is an admirable call, you can be proud of what your son accomplished during his shortened life. My prayers are with your family.
November 17, 2005
Tori,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this tough time. If there is anything I can do, don't hesitate to ask. We are all here for you.
In DZ,
Melissa (O'Brien) Horner
Alpha Upsilon
November 17, 2005
Tori,Kathy,Ken and Helen...Jim was the best that this generation has to offer. As a team mate, player, student and friend you could find no better individual than Jim. I am so proud to have known him and work closely with him. I share your deep sorrow as do so many I have spoken with and emailed. I will continue to pray for Jim and your family. My thoughts will always be with you. Pride N Hustle......Coach J
November 16, 2005
Tori, Mr. and Mrs. Gurbisz, and Kathy, my prayers and thoughts are with you. I can still remember Jimmy, Kathy, Brian, and I having the biggest snowball fights ever in our front yards. Jimmy was always full of fun and laughter. He was a spunky little boy who grew up to be a fine and outstanding man.
November 16, 2005
Tori and the Gurbisz family,

I am truly sorry to hear about your loss. I was shocked and deeply saddened when I heard the news about Jim. Having known Jim since grade school I was lucky enough to know he was a caring, fun-loving, all around great guy. Anyone who met him for even a few minutes would see the same thing. Jim always had a great attitude and he was always there when someone else’s spirits needed a lift. I am so glad that I was fortunate enough to have known such a great person. He will definitely be missed.

My thoughts and prayers go out to you. Jim was blessed to have such a loving supportive wife and family. Jim will always be remembered!
November 16, 2005
To the Gurbisz Family
May the Lord be with you during this time of loss. Our faith in our Lord is what will help us through these heartbreaking times. My daughter (Luann) was friends with Kathy (MRHS days) and knew her little brother Jimmy also. I served on the MRHS Board of Education from 1994 to September 2004 and I remember Jimmy also from his high school days. My husband served 22 years with the Army. Jimmy was in the military because that is what he wanted to do. We are all proud of him for his commitment to his country and the ultimate sacrafice he made to make this world a better place for all of us. From all the Vega family, our deepest sympathy to your family and all your loved ones.
November 15, 2005
To the Gurbisz family, Tori and Kathy,
What horrible news I received at school Monday morning. The announcement that Jimmy had been killed in Iraq shocked and devastated me. My mind instantly conjured up many vivid memories of Jimmy in my Latin America class. I remember a real clown but also a student who had a keen insight into many aspects of life. My memories brought back his laugh, his way of speaking, his jokes,his dedication to football and baseball and MR in general. I remember when I found out he and Tori were dating. I thought it was great because there was a sincere love growing - evident even from the very beginning. My students become like my children and I am so saddened to hear of the death of one of "mine". I'm glad he had a chance to follow his dreams and become the leader and man he was. Memories will never die. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ¡Qué Dios les bendiga!
Señora L
November 15, 2005
To the Gurbisz Family:
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Throughout my career in education, hundreds of students have gone through my classes...few I remember because of the vast number. Jim is one of those people who left a lasting impression. His humor and good-heartedness will not be forgotten. You will be remembered in my thoughts and prayers.
November 15, 2005
Tori and The Gurbisz & Richardson Families.....
As part of the MRHS Family for many years, it was my honor and privilege to know Tori and Jimmy. What a beautiful and fun loving couple. I remember Jimmy as a happy easy going young man that always strived for the best. Either in the class, on the field, or playng a joke on someone !!!! Tori, you were the heart and soul of MRHS Soccer for several years, one of the few players that I will never forget. Both of you touched many, many lives together. I am a better person for having known you both and I share in your sorrow and great loss. There are no words...just thoughts and prayers....May God Bless and give you strength.......don't ever say " Can't ".....
November 15, 2005
Dear Tori,
You and your family are in my prayers every day. I pray that you have peace in your life and that you know that almost 600 sisters are behind you, ready to catch you if you fall. Please, don't hesitate to ask if you need anything. Take all of our prayers as comfort that people are thinking about you.
In DZ love, but especially in mine,
Sue Blake
Beta Eta #450
November 15, 2005
Dear Tori and the Gurbisz Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this trying time. Love, Crystal
November 15, 2005
To Tori and the Gurbisz family,
Anyone who went to school or for that matter knew Jimmy, he was LOUD, FUN and just a Great person to be around. I am truely sorry for your loss. Knowing Jimmy he was head strong and dedicated to his job and country.
As a servicemen myself, Capt'n, I salute you with my highest honors.
November 15, 2005
dear mrs gurbisz my name is ssg robinson i was in your husbands plt i am very sorry for your loss he was a great plt leader as well as a good friend he will be missed greatly but never forgotting .i am still here in irag but i have no fear because i know he is watching over me and the rest of the plt
November 15, 2005
To the entire Gurbisz Family,

My sincere sympathies are with all of you. Jim meant a lot to us and he will be remembered with great fondness. Thank you for sharing him with us - he touched our lives forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you daily. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.
November 14, 2005
To the Gurbisz family,
I don't think words could ever fully express how much Jim was loved and appreciated by his friends, classmates, teammates, and community. Having gone to school with him since middle school, I was blessed to know what a vibrant, fun, sweet, caring guy he was. Motivated, dedicated, and loyal to everything he believed in, Jim was a beautiful person both inside and out, and will truly be missed. You should be proud of the man you raised who gave his life for our country. I can't imagine what you must be going through, but please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tori, May the many memories of the love you shared guide you through this heartbreaking time.

Jim, Rest in peace. You will be missed more than you'll ever know.
November 14, 2005
Dear Tori and the Gurbisz Family~
I'm so sorry to hear what happened. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time, and I hope if you need anything at all you won't hesitate to ask. We are all here for you whenever you need us.

In DZ love, but especially mine
Toni Blough (Beta Gamma) #422
November 14, 2005
Tori and the Gurbisz Family,

Hearing the news about Jim was a shock and all I could think about was how you were doing. I didn’t know Jim that well, but I remember when you two started dating and him bringing you iced coffees to camp in the summer. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jim has definitely left a lasting impression on all of us.
November 14, 2005
Dear Tori,
I am soo sorry to hear about your tragic loss. You and your family are also in my prayers. He is definitely watching over you from above.
In DZ love, especially mine,
#451
November 14, 2005
Tori,
I'll never forget that day in the gym when you told us for the first time how much you liked Jim Gurbisz. He was way up in the bleachers, but you picked him out of the crowd immediately! I guess the rest is history... I was thrilled to hear that my favorite high school sweethearts got married, and deeply saddenned to hear of Jim's passing. I'll never forget the advice he gave me one day at lunch under the tree, and I'm surprised at how much I've thought of it since..."Stay tough." You and your family are in my prayers.
November 14, 2005
Dear Tori,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep you, your husband, and your family in my prayers. Be strong, and remember you have 570 sisters behind you.

In DZ love,
but especially mine,
Erin Greaney
Beta Eta #452
November 14, 2005
From a grieving war mom to Capt. James Gurbisz's mom:
Your pain for the loss of your child is shared by all of us, Gold Star Moms.
We too lost in this war (almost a year ago) our only son, in the battle of Fallujah. He was a highly accomplished and handsome young man (like your son) with a great sense of patriotic duty and pride.
May God receive our brave children in his kingdom and give us strength and comfort for the rest of our living days.
November 14, 2005
I grew up with Jim all through Woodmere and Memorial Schools. Jim was always a great kid. I will never forget football or stickball down at the school with Jim. Thank you Jim for what you have done for us. You will be missed.
November 14, 2005
I also lost someone to the war but just know that he died doing something so honorable and is truly a hero. God bless you and your family during this time. May you have all the love and support you need at this time.
November 14, 2005
I knew Jim for only a short period of time. He and I played rugby together at school for only one year, when I was a senior and he was a sophomore. There are memories that Jim was a part of that I hold to be some of the most valuable, most important, and most fun of my life. They are impossible to recount here, but know that I was a better player, a better leader, and a better man for knowing Jim. He came to the field every day ready to pour his heart out and give everything he had. He worked hard for everyone else on the field, never for himself, and I don't think he knew another way to operate. The rest of his life demostrated those same qualities, as I'm sure everyone who knew him could attest. In this time of pain, know that Jim will live on in every single person who knew him. They may not realize it, but a part of Jim stuck with them and made them better. It is cold comfort to hear this from a man you do not know and will likely never meet, but Jim will live on for me as the slightly goofy, always smiling, constantly giving his all sophomore who made me want to be a better leader and a better man. The Army and the world is lesser with his loss.

Tim
November 13, 2005
To the Gurbisz family, i wasn't great friends with Jim in school, but all of my friends played baseball, and i knew he was a leader to them. i remember him being that guy, when we were freshman, who they talked about at the lunch tables. I have a little brother serving in the army as well, so my prayers are with you and the whole family. God has a positive place and reason for everything, and it never unravels to the end. till that day...god bless.

Daniel Garratano
Monmouth Regional, c/o 2000
November 13, 2005
Tori,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and family. I'm sure that Jim is watching over you from above and the memories you've shared together will get you through this.
He will always be remembered as a hero.

In DZ Love,
Stacy Kuhen
Beta Alpha
November 13, 2005
Dear Tori,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers. Do not hesitate to ask any of your sisters for anything. In DZ Love #441
November 13, 2005
Dear Tori -

I am so sorry for you loss. My brother is in the Marines and has been to war twice - I can not being to imagine what you are going through. You and your family are in my prayers. I am so so sorry that you have to go through such a tragedy.

In Dz Love
#438
Morgan Huntzinger (Beta Epsilon)
November 13, 2005
To the family and friends of Capt. Gurbisz,
There are no words to tell you how sorry I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you always.
November 13, 2005
Dear Tori

I am so very sorry for your lost. I know we don't know each other and i didn't have the pleasure knowing your husband, but i would like to thank him for fighting for our freedoms and the sacrifices you have made for this country as well. You and your husband are in my families thoughts and prayers.

God bless you,

The Stine Family
November 13, 2005
Tori, my condolences on your loss. I am good friends with Jess, and I know that she will be there for you in this time of need.
November 13, 2005
Tori,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm not sure if you remember me from swim and lacrosse seasons, but I always remembered how you spoke about Jim. Anyone could tell that it what the two of you had was something more then a high school realtionship. When I heard about this heartbreaking news, my heart went out to you. My husband is also in the Army and stationed at Hunter and am fearful whenever he has to go overseas. Again, I'm really sorry for your loss. Please let me know if you need any help with anything.
November 13, 2005
Dear Tori and the entire Gurbisz/Richardson family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have known Jim since middle school. Although we did not keep in touch, I vividly remember how full of life, energy, humor, and kindness Jim was. His sacrifice for our great country will always be in my mind and heart. May he rest in peace.
November 13, 2005
My family's prayers are with you and your family. God Bless!
November 13, 2005
Tori - I am so sorry for your loss.

James - Thank you for your sacrifice. You are a hero.
November 13, 2005
Dear Tori,

I know i did not know you personally, but i am truly sorry for you loss. Your husband is a hero and your families are in my prayers.

In DZ Love,
#461, Beta Theta
November 13, 2005
Hi Tori :)

i'm so sorry to hear about your husband, if there is anything we can do for u please let us know :)

in DZ love,
justine (beta eta)
November 13, 2005
capt gurbisz was our daughters platoon leader. she has told us what an extraordinary leader he was. our deepest sympathy for your loss.
November 13, 2005
Tori- We are so sorry for your loss. Our Prayers are with you.

Cummings Family
November 13, 2005
Tori,
i know that we do not know one another, but my heart goes out to you & your family for your loss. my husband is in the army & he was stationed in iraq over a year ago. even though i had the blessing of him coming home to us, my heart broke when i read about your husband. i know that your husband, Capt. James M. Gurbisz, was a great soldier, and he served his country well. it is so sad that he lost his life doing something im sure he loved and was proud of. please know that you & your family will be in our prayers. god bless to ya'll.
November 13, 2005
I did not know you personally but I wanted to thank you for all that you did for me. I know that you are in a much better place but we will all miss you. You have my love and prayers forever.

Dave
November 12, 2005
Tori,
I am so sorry for your loss. Jim truly is a hero and will forever be remembered. You and your family are in my prayers.
In DZ love,
November 12, 2005
Tori,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless and watch over you and your loved ones in this trying time; and bless our heros. My deepest sympathy.

In DZ love
Especially mine,
(Beta Gamma)
November 12, 2005
"Every man dies, not every man really lives."~William Wallace
November 12, 2005
Tori and Gurbisz/Richardson families,

Tori and Jim have always been like a big sister and brother to me. Jim was one of those rare individuals who left an imprint on the heart of whoever he came in contact with. For me Jim was a teammate, mentor, fellow service member, and brother. I learned a lot from Jim and the examples he set. I owe Jim a lot for a variety of reasons. I’ll never forget the letter he wrote for me helping me get into the Academy. I’ll definitely never forget the rides to and from practice. I will also never forget the ultimate sacrifice he made for everyone. I also owe a lot to Tori. She has always been there for me. I remember the uplifting letters she wrote to me while I was in boot camp. She has always been there giving me advice. I am thankful for two people that gave so much to me. This tragedy brings so much sadness, but I will always remember the happiness that I saw when Tori and Jim were together. Jim will always be my hero, and I wish I can be half the man he was.
Love,
Denny
November 12, 2005
dear tori,

I know i do not really know you but my heart goes out to you and your families. I am so sorry to hear about your loss.

In DZ love~
#457 - beta eta
November 12, 2005
I am so sorry, my prayers are with you and your families. An eternity of thank you's is not enough for giving all he had to defend our country, our lives, and our families. May his bravery live on fovever. God Bless...
All my thoughts and prayers...
November 12, 2005
Dear Tori and family, even though we spoke the other day, i continue to think of you and Jim. You are a wonderful and strong girl and I know you will find your way. I will be praying for you, your family and an end to this war. with love, Patty
November 12, 2005
Good men must die, but death can not kill their names. May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand. We will all meet up again someday my friend.
November 12, 2005
Tori,
I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what you are going through. You are in my thoughts and prayers.Your husband is a hero.. My deepest sympathies..

In DZ Love,
Liza Lupi
Beta Alpha
November 12, 2005
Dear Tori,
Your husband seems like an amazing man and I am so terribly sorry for your loss. He is a hero to all and will never be forgotten. My condolences are with you through this troubling time.

In DZ love, especially mine,

Beta Theta
November 12, 2005
Tori,
I am very sorry for your loss. I just want to let you know there are many of us thinking of you.
In DZ love and mine,
Tricia - Alpha Gamma
November 12, 2005
Tori,
I know this must be the hardest time for you and your family, please know you don't have to do this alone. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Keep Strong.
In the flame...
In DZ Love but Especially Mine,
November 12, 2005
Tori and the Gurbisz family:
Jim was such a wonderful person. Through memorial and monmouth regional, he was the kind of person you wanted to be around. I will never forget his jokes, stories, funny faces. I still can't believe it. He's the guy that was put on this earth to bring everyone a little laughter and happiness. He will truly be missed. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. I am a better person for having known Jim and he will not be forgotten!
November 12, 2005
Jim was a great guy. He made me feel welcome, and watched over. His passing is felt by all who knew him.

Go Cocks,
Elevator Troll #1
November 11, 2005
Hi,
I didn't know Jim well, but I know that he was a funny and kind man. He was also well liked and many people cared about Jim as you can tell by reading the entries.Where every Jim is, I know he's in a better place and will watch over his family and friends.Jim came into this world with greatness and died with greatness.
November 11, 2005
Tori,Linsey,Helen,Kathy,Ken:
Three Roses for Jim, first rose I would give to Jim is pure white; This represents purity of Heart, Bravery,and honesty, second rose would be red; that we all know relects Jim's commitment and love for his family and friends. The third rose should be pink? Yes, Jim listened to his troops problems and tried to help them, He saved and hugged stray puppies! Not bad for a tough Captain! Let's take white, red, and pink, (throw in a beige puppy), and mix up the colors!!
The result is a beautiful golden yellow, like the morning sun shining through the kitchen window while the aroma of bacon and eggs greets you to a new beautifull day.
We will all get there, It,s Jim's last mission. Every one, TopFlite6 wants you to come home safe!!
Love to all. Dad
November 11, 2005
Tori,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. The Captain was undoubtedly an honorable man who reflected great credit upon himself and all who came in contact with him. The world became a little more gray with him gone. I hope that the outpouring of kind words shows how much we respect how he brought light to each person that he met and protected during his service. Best wishes and I hope that you will be taken care of in your time of need.
November 11, 2005
Tori,

My heart broke for you when I heard the news. There are no words I can think of to fully express how sorry I am that you and your family had to experience such a great loss. You have so many people that love and care about you, and even though no words can take the pain away or lessen it just know you are in our thoughts.
November 11, 2005
Tori,

I am so sorry for your loss...my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time...

In DZ love and especially mine,
Kristin ~ Beta Alpha
November 11, 2005
Tori, I can't even begin to imagine what you are going through, it breaks my heart just hearing about it. But I do know that there are so many people looking out for you right now to help you get through this. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and Jim's family.

~Beth Walker (Alpha Chi)

For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate,
A time for war, and a time for peace.
November 11, 2005
Tori and family-
While I don't know you, I cried for you as I read through the guestbook. Jim was obviously an amazing man. My deepest condolences go out to you. You will be in my thoughts and prayer.

DZ Love and Mine,
November 11, 2005
Dear Tori & the Entire Gurbisz Family,
Tori it's been some time, but when i heard the news i was completley heart broken for you. I still remember when Jimmy asked you out for the first time..you were so excited. I knew than there was something special between the two of you. Please know that you and your families are in my heart and my prayers! Jimmy's bravery will forever be honored! Stay strong Sweety.
November 11, 2005
Dear Tori,

I want you to know how truly sorry I am for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. Your husband is a hero.

In DZ love and especially mine,

Heather Davis, Beta Theta
November 11, 2005
I do not know Tori personally, but I do not have to know her to say that I am truly sorry for her lost. I only pray that she and her family may find peace and give all their worries to God and let not their hearts be troubled. Trust in the Lord for James is smiling down on you all. And remember it is Okay to mourn, for mourning is not disbelieving and flooded eyes do not mean you have a faithless heart!
November 11, 2005
Tori,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers, as well as all your sisters.
In DZ Love and Especially Mine,
Emily Szabo (Beta Eta)
November 11, 2005
Dear Tori,
I am deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your loved ones.
In DZ love and especially mine,
Kimmie Levering
alpha omega
November 11, 2005
My heart breaks every time I think of what has happened. I have so many fond memories of cheering for Jim at football games and laughing at his jokes in the classroom. Jim was the kind of person that made everyone around him feel happy. My heart goes out to you, Tori, and the entire Gurbisz family.

"There never seems to be enough time to do the things you want to do once you find them."
November 11, 2005
Tori, I'm Nicole Rossi's roommate and you and i actully hung out all of freshman year in college (with karen, daniella, and kielin). I just wanted to send my deepest sympathy and to let you know that you are in my prayers. What your husband has done for our country i'm sure will never be forgotten. I am truley sorry.
November 11, 2005
Tori,
I am sorry I never got the chance to meet you or your husband, and that I only know you thru your friend Jess. My deepest sympathies on your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
November 11, 2005
Dear Tori and Family,

My heart goes out to you Tori and the entire family. There are no words to express my deepest sympathy right now, however, just know that you will remain in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time with tons of support behind you to help and guide you through this. And Jim will be a forever Hero in my heart and eyes.

In Delta Zeta love,

Nicole
Alpha Chi
November 11, 2005
Dear Tori-

My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Jim was such a great person and you guys were great together. I still remember when you two first started dating, the epitome of true love. Let the wonderful memories live on forever, Jim will be watching over you.

Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,
Karen
November 11, 2005
Dear Cousin Tori: My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Even though we haven't kept in touch personally over the years, I was deeply saddened to hear the news, and please know that we care.
November 11, 2005
Gurbisz family,
I was saddened to hear of your loss.We are honored by James' courage and valor. You will all be in our prayers.



We all know for sure now how fragile, how uncertain yet extraordinary, life can be. May we always remember. -Oprah Winfrey
November 11, 2005
To the entire Gurbisz Family

We are long time friends of Steve & Roseann and we are so very sorry for your loss.

We will continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
November 11, 2005
To the Gurbisz family:
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I can not imagine the pain that you are going through and hope that Jim's memories will make you smile. My family thanks you for his service to this country and I am thinking of you Tori.
November 11, 2005
Dear Tori,
My thoughts and prayers are with you, Jim, and your entire family during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.
With deepest sympathy,
Erin
Alpha Pi
November 11, 2005
Mr. and Mrs. Gurbisz,

I am so sorry for your loss. I can still recall the good old days growing up around the neighborhood. I will forever remember Jim in all the activities we took part in together. He was a strong man, a superior athlete, and a leader. I will miss the times we had together in Boy Scouts, soccer, baseball, and of course roller hockey in your driveway. We truly had some great adventures. In these times when the word “Hero” is falsely equated to sports figures, Jim epitomizes the meaning of a true “Hero”. He will always be a Hero of mine. I wish you all the best and God Bless America!
November 11, 2005
Tori,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours during this very difficult time.
Steve Jones
November 11, 2005
The Gurbisz family is part of our Clorox family and what affects them, affects us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and we wish them all the love and support we are capable of during their healing process. May God continue to keep their family blessed and in his good grace.
November 11, 2005
Dear Tori, I cannot imagine the terrible loss you are feeling now.
Keep the wonderful memories you have of Jim, always in your heart and mind. Unfortunately, I never did get to meet him but he joined the service to defend his country and all of us and paid the ultimate sacrifice. We are so fortunate that our Scott came home safe from Iraq in July. Take care and know you are in our prayers and thoughts.
Love, Aunt Judy and Bruce
November 11, 2005
Tori,
Words can not even express how sorry I am for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers every day. Just remember that the love that you guys had is something that no one will ever be able to take away. God bless you and your family through this difficult time.
Love,
Jamie
November 11, 2005
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Gurbisz family. God Bless Capt. James Gurbisz and his family.
November 11, 2005
Jim and Tori-
I'll always think of you two together. You were truly a great couple. Definitely meant to be. Even though I am Tori's step-father, you two made me feel welcome in your lives.
To Jim-
As a veteran, I salute you and as my son-in-law I'll always remember the joy and laughter you brought to my family.
To Tori-
I want you to know that I love you as if you were my own flesh and blood, I'll be your rock forever, through good times and bad.
Tony
November 11, 2005
From our family to yours:

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Celebrate his life and smile when you think of him - he was a man of honor and our entire country is grateful for his service.
November 11, 2005
To the entire Gurbisz Family

My sincere condolences on your loss. Though I didn't know Capt. Gurbisz personnally, I am honored to be a long time friend of his extended family. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
November 11, 2005
Steve and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss - you are all in my heart and my prayers
November 11, 2005
Cpt Gurbisz was my shop's favotite officer, he always had a lot of mail to pick up, he was a funny guy and a really humble person. Always taking care of his troops (Top Flite) and leading them an daily combat mission. The Battalion had lost his favorite Son. Cpt Gurbisz rest in peace!!!!
Top Flite 6!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
November 11, 2005
Tori,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."

Jen LoPiano (DZ Alpha Psi)
November 11, 2005
We are all devestated by the news of Jim's death. It's obvious that he's touched many lives; all who knew him feel lucky for having that opportunity. Jim was a funny guy and just a good person. I'm grateful for his sacrifice and sorry for his family's loss. My thoughts are with you.
November 10, 2005
Tori,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Please remember all your DZ sisters are here if you need us. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
In DZ love,
Dana Ruggieri-Rehkopf
Alpha Theta
November 10, 2005
Dear.Rick
my family and I heard about the loss of your son-in-law, and wish to express our deepest sympathy. We respect him for what he has done for this country. It takes a great and honorable man to do what he has done. James and his family will remain in our prayers along with all the men and women of the armed forces.
May God give you strength in this time of sorrow.
Sincerely,
Frank valentino and family.
November 10, 2005
Dear Tori and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love,
Suzanne McEvoy
November 10, 2005
Tori,
I am so very sorry for your loss. In times like these remember that you always have sisters like us. Toni and I are only a short distance away if you ever need anything. Jim is in my prayers.

DZ love,
Colleen
November 10, 2005
~One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky. In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there were one set of footprints. This bothered me because I noticed
that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from
anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints. So I said to the Lord, “You promised me Lord, that if I followed you,
you would walk with me always.
But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life
there have only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, you have not been there for me?” The Lord replied, “The times when you have seen only one set of footprints in the sand, is when I carried you.”~

Tori, may you wake up everyday with the warmest and most precious moments spent with James held closest and most dear to your heart.
November 10, 2005
Hi,
I wanted to write a quick note on here because I heard of the news of Jim's passing on Tuesday and was so upset to read this. I went to Monmouth Regional with Jim and graduated a year ahead of him. He was a fantastic person, always clowning around or cracking a joke, and he was so smart! He had a very good heart. I am sooooooooo sorry to hear of your loss. I can't imagine how you may feel, and hope that the memories you have bring you through this terrible time. Jim was a wonderful person, and I am sure there's a nice spot in heaven for him!
Once again, sorry to hear of your loss, this is a loss for a lot of people.
God bless you.
November 10, 2005
Tori,

I am so sorry for your loss. He was so brave to serve our country. My thoughts are with you.
November 10, 2005
Tori and Family,
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my prayers & thoughts. Take Care. Love, Becky (DZ Alpha Phi)
November 10, 2005
Tori and Jim's Family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Your are in our prayers and thoughts. May God Bless you and your family.
Diane and Gary Kuhen
November 10, 2005
Tori~
I am a close friend of Linsey's from high school as well as college. I heard so many great things that you and Jim accomplished from dating at MRHS to a married couple. He thought the world of you and would want nothing but the best for you! Although it's hard, I'm sure you'll remember all those great times with him and understand that he'll always be close to your heart. I give my condolences to you and your family during this hearfelt time.
November 10, 2005
Dear Tori, Mr. and Mrs. Gurbisz and Kathy

I can still remember playing GI-Joes with Jimmy in the basement. He was very meticulous with setting up battle scenes. Jimmy was a remarkable neighbor and a wonderful friend. I can still remember Jim, Kathy, Kim and I chasing Buddy through the neighborhood. It’s hard to believe that someone you took your first bus ride with to 1st grade has moved on to a better place. We were all lucky to have known him, and I am a better person for it. My deepest sympathy goes out to you Tori. I am very sorry for your loss. Jim was one of a kind, and will truly be missed. God be with you Tori, Mr. and Mrs. Gurbisz and Kathy.
November 10, 2005
Tori,
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family our in my prayers. Please remember that you always have the support of your DZ sisters.
In DZ love and especially mine,
Michelle
November 10, 2005
Tori, and Gurbisz family,

Tori, I'm one of Linsey's friends, and we also played soccer together, but i don't know if you remember me. I just wanted to tell you how so very sorry I am for your loss. I can't imagine what all of you must be going through, so I hope you make it through this hard time together.

My deepest sympathy,
Angela Cook
November 10, 2005
Jim was a good man and great teammate and will be forever missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I am so sorry for your loss. He will never be forgotten.
November 10, 2005
Tori and family~
I am so sorry to hear about your loss! I know we have never met but have heard such wonderful things about you from the other Delta Zeta sisters on our DZ site. We will be moving to SC next year, only a short drive from Savannah. If you ever need some DZ company, want to get away, please contact me! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Lori (DZ Glassboro/Rowan)
November 10, 2005
To Tori and the Gurbisz Family--

Although I did not have the opportunity to know Jimmy, please accept my deepest heartfelt sympathies. My husband is currently serving his third tour in Iraq...I can only imagine what you and your family are going through. I pray that the Lord will encamp his angels around each of you during this difficult time. Tori, you and your family are in my prayers. Take comfort in the memories you shared with Jimmy. Cpt. Gurbisz--Words cannot express the gratitude we all share for you. You will not be forgotten. God bless.
November 10, 2005
Tori, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
November 10, 2005
Tori and Family
I've known Jim since the 1st grade and he was one of my very first friends in woodmere. we played soccer together when we were kids for Eatontown and football together as highschool students my freshman year, Jim was a natural born leader and a good friend. the world is less of a place without him in it. like so many others Jim has a place in my heart and prayers forever. stay strong and godbless
Chris
November 10, 2005
Tori-I can't express how very sorry I am that this has happened. Jim was a brave man and honored by all in our country. Know that I am always here for you if you need anything. My heart breaks for you. The love you both shared was so unique and so strong. Those memories and that love will keep you going during this hard time.
In DZ love and esp mine,
Patti Carpenter
alpha upsilon
November 10, 2005
Dear Tori and Family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I first met Jim in 1st grade at Woodmere school and will always have fond memories of him. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
November 10, 2005
Jimmy was a gifted student, athlete, and one of the funniest people I have ever met. From the time we crossed paths, it was abundantly clear that he would be successful in any challenge he chose to undertake. Blessed with the talent, charisma, and heart to excel in anything, Jimmy chose to serve his country. The sacrifice of service is the most generous gift any man or woman can give to their country. Fittingly, tomorrow Americans will recognize those veterans who risked their lives for the cause of freedom. Let it also be a time to honor the courage and bravery of those who were lost too soon. From captain on the football field to a Captain in the United States Army, Jimmy led his peers with distinction throughout his entire life. God bless you, Tori, and the rest of your family.
November 10, 2005
Dear Tori,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. If there is anything that any of us DZ sisters can do for you, please ask.
Sincerely,
Amy Pankow-Haggerty
Psi Class-Delta Zeta
November 10, 2005
The tragedy of Jim's loss was so great, I cannot imagine what his family and wife are going through. I have so many great memories of growing up with him, his death is so personal and awful. My deepest, most heartfelt condolences go out to his loved ones. Jim touched everyone he knew, I can't imagine anyone is anything but traumatized by his passing.

MRHS c/o 98
November 10, 2005
Dear Gurbisz family,

I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this hard time. I know that there isn't much that can comfort you during this time but know that James is a true hero.

Sincerely,

Melissa Ballard
November 10, 2005
Tori and Jim's Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Jim was a great friend and will never be forgotten. I met Jim and Tori at Fort Benning while Jim and I were attending IOBC. I became good friends with him while he was rehabbing his knee. I came to their apartment many times and the hosipatilty I recieved was amazing. Tori would provide the excellent food and Jim would provide the laughs. If there is anything I could do for Tori or his family please do not hesitate to ask. Jim will never be forgotten.
November 10, 2005
Dear Tori-
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage." My sister Jess has spoken many times about how much love you and Jim had for one another. Know that Jim's love for you will give you the strength to survive this devastating time in your life-you have more courage then you realize. You and your family along with Jim's family will forever be in my prayers.
My deepest sympathy,
November 10, 2005
Uncle Kenny, Aunt Helen, Kathy, and Tori

We are so sorry to hear about Jimmy. We're here for you in this difficult time. You are in our thoughts & prayers.
Steve, Irma, and kids
November 10, 2005
Dear Tori, the Gurbisz Family, and the Richardson Family-

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jim was an amazing guy who touched so many. Tori, may God bless you and keep you strong.

Sincerely,
Shannon Gotthelf
November 10, 2005
Dear Tori and Family,
It has been years but feels like only yesterday that we were all sitting in class together. I am so grateful to have witnessed the love between you two. Jim was a beautiful and positive energy in this world. I can only hope that you find comfort during this sad time. I will miss him dearly. Lots of hugs and happy thoughts.
November 10, 2005
Tori,
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.
Love, Jackie Obrochta
Alpha Sigma
November 10, 2005
Tori,

I am so sorry for your loss - words can't express the sadness I feel for you. We've never met but I've certainly heard a lot about you through Jess & others in our 'DZ family.' My prayers are with you and your family.

With much sympathy,
Donna Wendorf
November 10, 2005
Tori & Family - I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
In DZ love and esp. mine,
Elise Cooney
November 10, 2005
Tori and family,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers now and everyday here after. There are no words to make things better but please know James lives on through each of you.
Tori- although I have never met you, I am always here if you need anything at all.
In DZ love and mine,
Kerri Rafferty
November 10, 2005
Tori I'm so sorry for you're loss. Please know you and your family are in my prayers. I wish there was something more I could say or do for you.
November 10, 2005
Tori- I am so sorry. I know how deeply in love you and Jim were and I can't understand how this could happen to such two beautiful, kind souls. I miss you very much and wish I could be there with you. I know nothing I say is going to take away your pain. But please know that I am praying for you and your family every day. Please call or email me if you want to talk. Know that I am here for you. And if you come home anytime soon please tell me b/c I live right near by.

Love you,
Daniela
November 10, 2005
Dear Tori:
Your Mom has talked of you and Jim many times when she worked at Sigma. We here are all saddened by his loss. I wish there was something I could say or do to ease your pain. I hope that you can get solace from Jim's sacrifice knowing that it is because of men like him that this country can be what it is. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult of times.
November 10, 2005
Tori- I'm so sorry, I have so many memories of you and Jim. I thought you guys were the poster couple for how every relationship should be. You loved at such a young age, and you knew that he was the one so long ago. He will be with you forever guideing you threw life. I love you and miss you... Always know Im here for you and your family. Im so sorry -- Deepest Sypathy, Annie

Linsey- We will be best friends forever, of course you know Im here for you now and for always-love Annie
November 10, 2005
Jimmy was like my brother and will be missed without any doubt. He had dreams and expectations which he could reach without any delay. He was a true beliver in any aspect in which brought me closer to him. Thank you for you service and god bless you and your family.
November 10, 2005
Tori, Ken, Helen, Kathleen & family,

I'm so sorry for your loss. I grew up in Eatontown and played on Jim's Pony League baseball team and was in a lot of his classes at Monmouth Regional. I remember back in little league when most kids where happy to hit the ball to the outfield he'd be hitting them so far out they'd land on the other field at Wolcott Park. In school I remember him as not only one of the brightest and funniest (memories of his classroom antics put a grin on my face to this day), but one of the kindest people I had the privledge of being around. We weren't very close but I will always remember him. To all his family, I will keep you and Jim in my prayers and I will never forget what he did for our country.
John Wain
November 10, 2005
Tori and Jim's Parents,
I am very fortunate to have served along with such a great American soldier, leader and one of the finest officers in the Army. Jim was a natural leader who was well respected and admired by all his peers and soldiers; everybody in the 26th Forward Support Battalion and Forward Operating Base Rustamiyah respected him for his ability to lead and take care of soldiers. Jim always made you feel welcomed and part of his convoy missions. I was amazed to see how many people would rather convoy with him and his soldiers, we just felt very safe and secure with Top Flite 6 leading as the convoy commander. Jim loved his soldiers and his soldiers loved and admired him for his playful, tough as nails, and realistic leadership abilities. Jim loved what he was doing; all his guys looked up to him as a friend, father figure and as the heart of Top Flite. He may be gone, but he will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace "little Jimmy" "TF6"
November 10, 2005
Dear Tori, All of my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Your husband is a true hero. Barbara Corbett
November 10, 2005
Tori:
Although I don't know you personally or even knew your husband, my heart goes out to you and your family. I know you through your friendship with Jessica, and I am so sorry for your lost. My family and I are keeping you in our prayers.

Sincerely,

Cheryl Lewis
November 10, 2005
Our prayers are with you all. We have known Jimmy since elementary school. He was a great young man. You should be very proud of his accomplishments.
Barbara,Curt,Kristin, CJay and Michael Fuko
November 10, 2005
Dear Tori and the entire Gurbisz/Richardson family:

I cannot imagine the loss you are feeling right now, but I hope you can take comfort in knowing how many lives Jim touched. Simply put, he was a great guy, and I feel honored having had the chance to have known him.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.
November 10, 2005
Tori & Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm so sorry for your loss.
November 10, 2005
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Capt. James Gurbisz was well-liked, admired and respected. He played an intricate part in our lives and 26th FSB. We will all miss him dearly.
November 10, 2005
To the Entire Gurbisz Family,
You should all be proud of Jim because he was a great person. I had the pleasure of coaching Jim in football and baseball. We had some great times with Jimmy on the field and off the field. He will always be on are minds at Monmouth Regional. Number 68 and 52 will not be forgotten. I hope my boys grow up and could be like Jim one day.
November 10, 2005
Tori - I know there are no words I can say to make you feel better. This page has already proved how many people love you and Jim and shows how much support you have behind you; I hope you can take some comfort in that. We're all here for you in this difficult time. You & your family are most certainly in my thoughts & prayers. {HUGS}
November 10, 2005
Dear Tori, The Gurbisz Family, & The Richardson Family,
All of my prayers and symapthies go out to you in this very sad time. Jim was the kind of guy that left a footprint on everyone's heart and he has certainly done so for his hometown and now a nation. I wish you all of God's strength and blessings. Please know that he is being honored and cherished by so many. I'm sure you are all so proud. God Bless.
Always,
Kristen Smith
MRHS C/O '99
November 10, 2005
Tori,
Although I didn’t know you personally I feel as if I did. Dennis and Linsey always showed us pictures that she took. I am very sorry for loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts. You are both very special people.
November 10, 2005
I am sorry for your loss, Tori.
I am sure James was a great husband and soldier.
November 10, 2005
Tori, I wish I knew the right thing to say, but I know that although words from loved ones are supportive, it will take time to ease the pain. I never met you at Rowan, but we are still DZ sisters, and sisters in a military sense. My husband is deployed, so I know that you are a very special and very strong person and I feel the pain when any of us loses our loved ones over there. God Bless You
November 10, 2005
Hey tori, i'm really sorry you have to go through with this. You're in my prayers.
November 10, 2005
Dear Tori and parents of Jim,

I am so greatful for the strength that Jim had to fight for our country. I never met him but am very proud of him and to his family for supporting him! I am so sorry for his loss. My heart breaks for all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with his entire family.

Love,

Lorie Davis
(Friends with Linsey's boyfriend family)
November 10, 2005
Dear Tori,
Words can not express the sympathy we feel in our hearts for you, your family and Jim's family. We know, through Jess,the kind of love the two of you shared, but know that your love and memories will always stay with you and will help get you through these dark hours. For all that you have done for our Jess,I wish there was something more we could do for you now. Please know you are in our thoughts, prayers and our hearts every day.
With love and our heartfelt sympathy,
Herb and Robin
Greentown, Pa
November 10, 2005
Tori, Carol, Tony, Rick and Mr. & Mrs. Gurbisz,
I'm Dennis's Mom. When Dennis called and informed me about Jim..my heart broke for you all. I am also a proud mother of two soldiers. I have much understanding of the military life and what you experience. You are all very much in my thoughts and prayers. Tori, I wish there was something I could do for you to ease your pain but, the love that you shared with Jim is part of the pain and emotion you are going through now...the memories of the wonderful times you shared together..that you will hold in your heart forever. Though I never had the pleasure of meeting Jim, there is one incident I have to recall..Dennis telling me how Jim would drive him home from practice and slow down in front of the house and tell Dennis to jump out lol. To Carol, Tony and Rick please let me know if there is something that I can do, my thought are with you and to Mr. & Mrs. Gurbisz my sincere symphathy are with you. I know that you are very proud of Jim and so are we.
November 10, 2005
Tor, sorry I didn't have a more recent picture to put up of you guys besides the Christmas one! That was a fun night though.
Love Lins
November 10, 2005
Tori,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope you find comfort in your friends and family, finding the strength to get through this difficult time.
In DZ love and mine,
Dawn Burr
November 10, 2005
Tori- I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
November 10, 2005
My family and I wish to express our condolences to the Gurbisz and Richardson families. We have known Lindsey for years and though we never met Tori or James she spoke very fondly of them. Take comfort with your memories you will have them always, and they will help you get through your most difficult times. God Bless
November 10, 2005
tori,
i am so sorry about your loss. know that you are not alone and that you have many people that love you and support you, myself included. you are in my thoughts and prayers. if you need anything ever, let me know.
in DZ love and especially mine
becky ruskey
November 10, 2005
Dear Tori, We only met a couple of times when you were younger. I've been friends with your mother for about 15 years. I know she feels your pain as she was very proud of your husband as well as you and Lindsy.

I only wish I could have met James in person to thank him for the sacrifices he and so many other young are making for this country.

God bless all of you.
November 10, 2005
There are no words that can take away your pain, so please know that everynight you will be in our prayers.
November 10, 2005
I am so sorry to hear about your husband...please know that you and your family are in my prayers. God Bless.
November 10, 2005
Tori - Please know there is support and concern for you and your family at this time from DZ sisters that you haven't even met. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
November 10, 2005
Tori-
I am so sorry that you must go through this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and his family. It wasn't supposed to be this way. If you ever need anything, even if it's just a shoulder to cry on, please let me know.
November 10, 2005
Tori, I'm so sorry. You two are in my thoughts.
November 10, 2005
To the entire Gurbisz family,

I did not have the honor of meeting James, but I have worked with his cousin Steve for many years.
I would like to personally thank Capt. James Gurbisz for his sacrifice in defense of our freedom, and offer the prayers and support of my family to yours in this great time of sorry. My children will know of James and all those with him that made the ultimate sacrifice to keep them free. God bless all of you and comfort you in this time of greif. Take solice in the fact that James is with the Lord.
November 10, 2005
Tori,
I only knew Jim through conversations that i've had with our friend Jess, but I hope you know It's men like your husband that make this country truly special and second to none.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Greg
November 10, 2005
Tori,
I am so sorry to hear about Jim- my heart goes out to you and the entire family. If there is anything I can do, please call me. You are in my heart and my prayers.
In DZ Love and always mine,
Jenn Rauber-Walsh
November 10, 2005
MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO NOT ONLY A PROUD SOLDIER THAT SERVED IN THE MILITARY FOR OUR COUNTRY.... BUT HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS THAT FEEL THE SAME PAIN THAT WE'RE ALL FEELING AND EXPERIENCING RIGHT NOW FOR THE LOSS OF SOMEONE SPECIAL TO US ALL WHO SHOULD STILL BE HERE WITH US.... HE'LL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED AND NEVER FORGOTTEN.... FOREVER FAMILY, A FRIEND AND A TEAMMATE!

BRANDON TAYLOR
MRHS CLASS OF '00
(BALAD, IRAQ)
November 10, 2005
I am a Delta Zeta sister of Tori's...and I just want to let her know that you, your family, and Jim's family are all in my prayers. I cannot even express how sorry I am, but know that no matter if you know it or not, there are so many people out there supporting you. Take care and God bless.....
November 09, 2005
I am a friend of Linsey's and wanted to let you know you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm extremely sorry for your loss.
November 09, 2005
Tori -
Sorry about the moving day photo. It was a long day for you (and it shows!) but the joy of you three being together in your new home shines through.
November 09, 2005
What do I say? What would I give to change this? Some people are lucky enough to find the person that really completes them and makes them a better person. This is what Tori and Jim found.
To all the family, friends, fellow soldiers and above all to Tori, who helped Jim become the man we all loved, be sad now, but remember the smiles and laughter with Jim and honor him by letting it back into your lives when you are stronger.
November 09, 2005
Tori~i was Linseys friend when we were younger, not sure if you remember, but i just want to send my condolences to you and your family! Jim was a great guy and will forever be missed and in our hearts!

Linsey, hope all is well with you! Tori is lucky to have a great sister! miss you guys!

<3 Gina
November 09, 2005
"Love is stronger then death even though it can't stop a loss from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can't separate people from love. It can't take away our memories either. In the end, love is most powerful."

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and Jim's family. With love, Herb and Jen
November 09, 2005
Tori- I have known Jimmy since we were 5 years old growing up in Eatontown, NJ. I went my entire life through school with Jimmy, kindergarten all the way to us graduating from Monmouth Regional as you know. I do not have a single childhood memory that does not include Jimmy. Him and I were good friends growing up. When I heard the news of his untimely death I was and still am devastated. I feel honored to have known Jimmy and be a part of his life as we grew up together. He is a hero to us all. Even though Jimmy is gone, he will never be forgotten. My family and I want to send you our deepest sympathies and condolences. My thoughts and prayers our with you and the Gurbisz family. Godspeed Jimbo!!
November 09, 2005
Dear Tori and the Gurbisz family,

I am a friend of Linsey's and I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I am so proud of Jimmy and his bravery fighting for this country. This is a true tragedy and devasation to the Eatontown community and you have everyone's support. Tori, I only hope that you and your family can be just as brave during this hard time and eventually find peace. I am so sorry and would like to extend my deepest sympathies. You and your family are in my prayers.


Love always,
November 09, 2005
Little~ You are in my thoughts and prayers.....Please hang in there. If you need anything please please let me know. I love u~ Your Big*
November 09, 2005
Tori- I am friend of Linsey's and I wanted to send my thoughts to you during this incredibly hard time. I am so sorry for your loss. I have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for you and for your husband. You are both heroes and incredibly brave people. I wish nothing but the best for you.
November 09, 2005
Our daughter Michelle is a friend of James's sister-in-law, Linsey and we were so sad to hear the news. Our thoughts and heartfelt consolences to his wife, family and friends.
November 09, 2005
My deepest sympathies to Tori & family. You are all in my heart, thoughts and prayers. If you need anything Tori, we are all here for you.

In DZ love & especially mine,
Cherie
November 09, 2005
Tori- I wish there was something I could do for you right now. You know that my heart breaks for you, your family and Jim's family. Don't ever forget how much Jim loved you Tori- you were his everything and he yours...we all know that. My prayers are with you every day- but I know that God only takes the best...I love you!
November 09, 2005
Tori- there is no doubt I will miss Jim more than I can express in words. I truly loved Jim like a brother & I have the utmost respect for him for serving our country & making the ultimate sacrifice for all of us. He was such a great person, and you two were a great couple together. You two brought out the best in each other. Anything you want me to do, just say the word & it will be done. You are one of the strongest people I know & you are not alone in this. I love you and I am always here for you, no matter what. Lins

Ken, Helen & Kathy- my heart goes out to you & you should be proud that you raised such a wonderful son. You are in my thoughts & prayers. Linsey
November 09, 2005
Our deepest sympathy to Helen, Ken and Family. Although we never met Jim, we still felt a close connection via Helen and Ken. May God give his blessing and his peace.
November 09, 2005
My sympathies to Tori, Carol and Tony. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
November 09, 2005
Jim was a great soldier, officer,friend and many other things. He will be missed by all, his laugh and joking will be missed by all those he came into contact with. I met Jim during IOBC, and though I lost touch, never forgot what a character he was and his dedication to duty. To the family you are in my prayers. Jimmy you'll always be in my memories brother.
November 09, 2005
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Jim was a great guy and I feel priviledged to have known him, even if it was such a short while.
November 09, 2005
I had the pleasure of getting to know CPT Gurbisz on a field exercise that I was participant, and he was the breath of fresh air what conducting the training he brought element of fun into everything he touch and the soldier left with a lot more knowledge than they started with. His presences will always be felt in the soldiers lives that he touch. He will be missed!
November 09, 2005
God Bless ( Jamie,Navy wife)
November 09, 2005
To the family of Capt. James M. Gurbisz: I am so deeply sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts & prayers for God to help down this path, I truly believe that the Capt. must be smiling down upon you from heaven & he will be with you always, till it is time for you to meet again.

Our family is sending you prayers & love.

Emily Afuola
BLUE STAR MOTHERS OF AMERICIA - NJ
November 08, 2005
TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF JAMES,
SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF HIS DEATH ,
MAY HE REST IN PEACE! GOD BLESS THE ONES HE LEFT BEHIND!!!
November 08, 2005
November 08, 2005
I had the honor of serving under Capt. James M. Gurbisz during my time in Iraq with 26th FSB. He was a wonderful leader and soldier. He is a true example of what an Officer in the United States Army should be, caring and forceful. He always accomplished the mission, but never forgot to take care of the soldiers. Topflight 6 is greatly missed, but I pray he will never be forgotten.
November 08, 2005
My heart and prayers goes out to the family. My baby girl is currently in Iraq serving with A Company 26th FSB. I pray the the family is given strengh to get through this time of sorrow. I got a chance to met the Captain when I visited my daughter and son at FT Stewart.
November 08, 2005
Jim was a great leader. He was looked up to by all of his men, I wish I could be more like him as an officer. He will be missed by all. 4 1230 NOV 05 will be a bad memory in my mind. If you are reading this T I hope that you are ok. God will take care of you, I cnat imagine how you feel right now. You were a lucky women, Jim loved you very much.
1LT Haley
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