I graduated from Ball State with Jim in 1972. We moved to Ft Myers Beach a year later. At the time I didn't know Jim well but had been told to be sure to contact him. I'm glad I did. He was very helpful. We ended up moving into the same small complex he lived in near the beach. During our time there we became good friends. Jim was even Godfather to our daughter Alexa. Sadly after Jim returned to Indiana we lost touch. I just got word of his passing yesterday through the Ball State alumnus publication. So sorry to hear...May God bless and strengthen those who were close to him.