Jim inspired me to pursue a career in Design that I've practiced as best I could for the past 40 years; over 20 now in NYC. He gave us all some great words to live by, one of my favorite 'bon mots' and one that I've often lived up to was "Leave a little blood on the Set to let them know you've been there.." Thanks for your passion, Jim. We'll miss you.
JIm scared the hell out of me when I first started going to West Valley in the Drama Dept. fresh out of High School in 1976. He grew to be an old softie and he was an excellent teacher and Set Designer. He ran the Scene Shop in the years I was there and he was a wonderful person and character to behold. He used to call me "Joey" and I loved it! Taught me how to use and not be afraid of power tools. Tons of great shows and memories! Rest in Peace Sir!
One of the kindest souls I have ever met. Always remember Jim showing the proper way to use a ladder! A great teacher of Life and Wisdom. Rest in Peace dear man.
Average American...first time I heard that was on a Saturday morning at Alano west 20 some years ago. Thank you for your presence...your beliefs...and your character..especially through the times in life we must endure.
Sunday mornings won't be the same without Jim. Thanks for showing up and sharing yourself with us. HooRah!
Teacher,Mentor,and above all Friend,so glad I got to see you every Sunday.Save me a spot in the heavenly scene .
You gave us many happy memories. And because of you, I've never smoked a cigarette. Thanks, Jim!
my mentor, my hero, the guy that just accepted everyone for who they were and always had an ear to listen when they spoke of whom they wanted to become. Rest in Peace dear one, I know that you, Sylvia and those doggone hounds are having one hellva of a time in heaven!
Jim, 10 years from now on a galloping horse I will still remember all you taught me.
The funniest man I ever knew... I'm still laughing Jimmy... Yu were loved and respected by more people than you ever knew...
God bless you Jim. I will never forget your wisdom, humor and guts.
Slainte' my friend.
"And in the end they put aside the make-up and the vesture and went away into the darkness, leaving us only a few fading photographs and old playbills, and their imperishable memories" - Robert Edmond Jones
Dear Jim - We will love you and miss you always. Thank you for being part of our lives.
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.