Although I met Jimmy via Facebook and corresponded with him mostly through it, I did meet him in person last February (2012) and spent time together while I was visiting friends in the Palm Springs/Desert Hot Springs area.
Although he may have been misunderstood by some I found him to be an extremely personable and generous guy.
We spent time with friends enjoying a great Italian dinner as well as time at a local bar (he only drank seltzer or water) and generally just hanging out to BS while enjoying the beautiful scenery surrounding his home.
I was so looking forward to seeing him and Janet when I return again later this year. Yes..Jimmy Tomassi will be missed, even by someone who only recently got to know him.I only wish I could fly out and attend his Memorial Service this Sunday. I will be there in spirit though.