In the Eighties, I worked at the New York Post as a copy kid and met Jim. He had a very pressured job but he was very kind and funny, in spite of all the pressure. I learned a lot from talking to him. He was very curious about the world and it was obvious that he was incredibly bright, but he was always patient when explaining things to people. He was a great guy, and I am very sorry for your family's loss.
I live in Jerusalem, Israel now, so I can't come to the memorial service, but believe me, I will be there in spirit.