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September 23, 2013
HOW DOES ONE PUT INTO WORDS SOMETHING THEY NEVER WANTED TO SAY. HARD TO REMEMBER SOMEONE WITH TEARS WHEN HE WAS ALL ABOUT LAUGHTER AND FUN. WE ALL HAVE BEEN SO BLESSED TO HAVE KNOWN HIM EVEN THOUGH THE YEARS WERE CUT FAR TOO SHORT. I KNOW MORE THAN ANYTHING HOW MUCH HE LOVED ALL OF YOU. YOU WERE HIS LIFE. SENDING ALL OF YOU LOVE, HUGS AND PRAYERS
September 19, 2013
dear fran - my heartfelt sympathies to you and your girls, i will never forget that you and jim came to husband Paul O'Connell's calling hours in 2005, hadn't seen you many, many years after working with you at Park Outdoor, I am visiting mother,sister in Calif, or I would have come to the funeral, my heart goes out to you. Sincerely, Debbie O'Connell Koekebacker
September 19, 2013
The Clines Family. I can't express how sorry we are for your loss.

I've been trying to explain to my 13 year old daughter Madison, exactly what the Clines family has meant to me as well as the entire Baldini family. I finally realized that words cannot do it justice.
We love you and all our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Love John, Kim , and Madison
September 16, 2013
Sorry Hawkeye.

Bart and family
September 14, 2013
Dear Fran, Megan & Lauren,
I just learned of your loss this evening when I got home from work. I will always remember Jim's smiling face and his great sense of humor. The last time I saw Jim, he so graciously welcomed me into your home - even though my visit was not expected. It seems like only yesterday that our children were in daycare together, which lead us to a friendship that I will always cherish. The day our son was born, you took care of Jennifer and came to the hospital to celebrate with us. The next year, I remember how we shared with you the excitement of Lauren's birth. When we moved from Ithaca, I missed all of you so much. I am so grateful for the time our families spent together. I know how much you all meant to Jim. He was a wonderful husband & father. I am sorry that I missed the services for Jim. I will be in touch.
Sincerely,
Paulette Conroy, Manlius, NY
September 13, 2013
Dear Clines Family, Blessings be with you, May you never walk alone; when your world is spinning round and round may an angel come and hold you. Keith and I meet Jim when the girls were moving into their dorm at UNC. As we were coming out of the dorm, Jim said to Nicole, do you want to go for steak tonight? and they both laughed. an inside joke. It touched my heart to hear them banter back and forth, Keith and I are sorry for your loss and you are in our thoughts and prayer,
September 13, 2013
Dear Fran, Meagan and Lauren,
I am so sorry to learn of Jim's death. How well I remember his welcoming smile as I arrived at my hockey seat in section K year after year. Please know that I share your grief as we all mourn his loss.
With love and sympathy,
Steve Hand
September 13, 2013
Jim was a true townie always postive and funny.
September 13, 2013
To the Clines Family,
I knew Jim in high school and will always remember him as a class act. Funny, fun and kind. So sorry for your loss.
Carol Webster Marsella
September 13, 2013
The Clines family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many fond memories of your family and of Jim. My heart felt condolences to your family.

Bob Baldini
September 12, 2013
Dear Clines Family,,
My heartfelt condolences go to each and every one of you. I was blessed with being Jim's "bird dog" in the 06' flood in Binghamton.. By the end of our stint my stomach hurt from laughing so hard and little did I know I had acquired a new life long friend. He adored you all and talked about all of you so proudly. I was in complete shock this afternoon when I found out, and very saddened that I will miss his services. But on a final note, after hearing of his passing I got in my car tonight upset, crying, I turned on the car and the radio was blasting some crazy goofy song,, and I thought Okay you got me Jim, I'll pull up my big girl pants and carry on.. He will be missed by so many. All my love, Mary
September 12, 2013
Fran, I'm a little lost for words to express my sorrow at this time. The Ithaca Community has lost one of its best. Every time I saw Jim, I knew I would be smiling from what he had to say. I played golf with Jim at Newman for a number of years and how I loved Wednesdays in the summer when it was time to play golf. Jim will be remembered by me and so many others for a very long time. I am so sorry for your loss. Will miss the funeral only because we are out of the country.
September 12, 2013
My sincere condolences to the entire Clines family. I'm so sorry for your loss.
September 12, 2013
We are so sorry you lost Jim. He was a gem -funny as all get out.
September 11, 2013
Fran, Megan, Lauren & Family -
My heart goes out to each of you for your loss of Jim. I can't count the number of times during my 40 years at NYSEG that he would get us all laughing because of his great sense of humor. We could hear him coming and knew he'd make our day better because we'd all end up with a smile from his stories. There was always that mischievous smirk when we knew he was up to something. When union questions arose, he was always there to help. I'd chuckle just seeing him at the Cornell men's basketball games. Such a wonderful human being he was and will truly be missed. The cherished memories of your love and happy times will be kept deep in your hearts. Each of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
September 11, 2013
Fran,Megan & Lauren Sorry to hear about Jim He always had his smerk on when ever I saw him
September 11, 2013
Fran and family, I cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. I worked at NYSEG for 40 years and have known Jim since he started there. He has always been a good friend and co-worker. I can always remember on a down day at work, him coming in the office, and saying something to get us clerks going. He loved to tell stories of his daughters. Not sure which one it was, but he told me he needed to buy a cell phone business, his daughter was continuously losing her phone. First he bought her one for her losing it off the boat in the Lake, and then again, and again. All the time making us laugh. He loved his family so much. I have great memories of Jim and I feel blessed I got to know him and work my last ten years with him in the gas dept. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
September 11, 2013
Fran, Lauren, and Megan, Jim was a sweet guy, and will remain for me, a model for buoyant, fun, and loving perspective on life. It was really nice knowing that Alessia had (has, actually) your family in her life; the loving spirit of your family that produced Lauren played a real piece in Alessia's growth, and for that there are no words to express my gratitude. I will remember Jim!
September 11, 2013
Mom, Aunt Fran, Megan, and Lauren,
I'm so sorry I can't be up in New York this week. You all are in my thoughts during these tough times. I prayed for you all at church this Sunday. Love you all. My memories with Uncle Jim will never be forgotten.
September 10, 2013
Mom, Fran, Megan and Lauren,

You are in my thoughts this week. Uncle Jim was a great guy who I will miss and cherish the memories I have of him. Please take care. I love you.
September 10, 2013
Fran and family, We are sending our deepest sympathy and praying you will be comforted with the many precious memories of your husband and Dad. The words we have read tells us what an exceptional man you have had and will keep close at heart. Let the love you all have give you strength and peace during this difficult time. With many caring thoughts, Brent and Deb Andrews, Lowman, NY
September 10, 2013
Colleen, Kevin and family, sorry to read of your loss. My prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sadly over the years our ways have parted as lives take separate paths. However Aurora Street and Parker Street will always be home. Your cousin, Sheila (Casey)Drake
September 10, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go out to Jim's entire family. He will be missed.
September 09, 2013
Colleen, I am so sorry for your loss. Since I live so far away and as we all get older, I read the hometown papers. I hope and pray you are all blessed in the years to come with good health and love. A childhood friend from Immaculate Conception School.
September 09, 2013
peace and love to you!
September 09, 2013
Jim was one of the most incredibly hysterical people that has ever walked the earth (that I know of), and, though he'd be loathe to admit it, one of the kindest, most generous people I've ever known. His presence was constant and he was unforgettable - if you played lacrosse in Ithaca, NY, you knew Jim from day one and you saw him every day after. Despite his proclaimed distaste for my dog and the myriad times his jokes were at my expense, I will miss Jim immensely.
Fran, Meghan and Lauren, my heart and prayers are with you. I am so sorry for your loss - I hope you are able to find some comfort in the memories of everything Jim meant to so many. I love you all very much <3 Danielle
September 09, 2013
September 09, 2013
Bob Clines was a GREAT MAN, whom I knew personally and whom had been associated with my late father Deputy Chief Walter Pagliaro for many years. He will be truly missed.. May God Bless Him and May Peace Rest His Soul. My condolences to all of his family from The Pagliaro Family, Mark David Pagliaro....
September 09, 2013
"We will be known by the tracks we leave behind"- Native American prayer
Jim left positive tracks wherever he was- he was such a positive supporter of IHS LAX- Thanks Jim!!
Mary Ann, Jamie, Brian, Allison and Evan Thomas
September 09, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Jim was an awesome person and will be forever remembered.
September 09, 2013
Sincere condolences from one of Jim's IHS classmates.
It was my pleasure to know Jim through the years, and I don't believe there was ever a time when our paths crossed and Jim didn't leave me laughing.
September 09, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, during this time of loss.
September 09, 2013
Jim truly was one of the good guys.
September 09, 2013
Fran, Megan and Lauren our thoughts are with you. Remembering Jim will always bring smiles to our faces! He was a joyful spirit and we'll miss hearing him "hooting" at us around town!May you find comfort in your family and friends and happiness in your memories.
September 09, 2013
Fran and Family
Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. I never had the pleasure of meeting Jim, but he sounds like a wonderful person. I hope you all find peace.
September 09, 2013
Dear Fran, Megan, and Lauren,
Please know you are all in our thoughts. Jim was a terrific guy. With his tremendous sense of humor he made the world a better place.
September 09, 2013
I'll always hold a special memory of Jim's attention to my son and daughter-in-law the year they lived at his lake cottage, his quick wit, and the way he lived his life fully. Our thoughts are with his family.
September 09, 2013
Fran, there are no words other than to say how very sorry I am for you all. I never met Jim but from what I've read here he was a great guy and will be missed by many. Hugs to you and yours. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
September 09, 2013
to the Clines family My prayers to you.
Jim was always a great guy.So many great times growing up wonderful memories. George Scofield
September 09, 2013
I am so so very sorry to hear of the loss of Jim. Hugs going out to Fran and his daughters.
September 09, 2013
Heartfelt sympathy to all the Clines clan. Jim was such an excellent man and will be deeply missed. Our prayers are with you all.
September 09, 2013
Jim, you are going to be so sorely missed. What a fine human being you were and I am honored to have known you. You raised and excellent family and I know that your legacy will be felt far and wide. I hold you in my prayers and I send Fran, Megan and Lauren love and wish them peace. Flaminia and Family
September 09, 2013
A life lived well is the best legacy.
September 09, 2013
Fran, Megan, and Lauren, our hearts ache for your loss. We never could have known, when we moved next door to you in June of 1998, what living next to Jim Clines would have been like! It as a wonderful ride! Our girls will always remember Jim's crazy antics as will we. He was one of a kind and will be sorely missed. Our thoughts, prayers, and love to you.
September 09, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I got to know Jim better in recent years, and he always brought a smile to my face. RIP James. ~
September 09, 2013
May I add my condolences to Jim's family. I am so sorry to hear of his passing.
September 09, 2013
Roland and I are so sorry to hear this. Our deepest sympathy. We will miss Jim!
September 09, 2013
To Kevin and family. So sorry for your loss. Jimmy was always full of fun and laughter.
September 09, 2013
My deepest condolences on his passing. I worked with Bob at NYSEG and always appreciated his sense of humor. That along with him will be missed. Please accept my condolences on his passing.
September 09, 2013
The members and staff of the IBEW Local 83 would like to express their deepest condolences to the family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. On a personal note, Jim you were my friend and my Brother; I shall miss you.
September 09, 2013
Jim's "wit" ah yes, what a jokester. I'll never forget when he first came to NYSEG. Jim was pushing the mail cart by the department I worked in...he came in and lifted his pant leg to show us all his crazy Christmas socks. Gotta love a guy like that! He will be missed for sure..... RIP Jim.
September 09, 2013
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers going out to you all at this sad time in your lives.
September 08, 2013
I already miss you dearly, Uncle Jim. No one else on this planet could make me laugh the way you did. I will miss my random texts messages, reminding me to stay out of jail, and voicemails(so long that when time ran out to record the message, he would call right back and leave a second one to finish!). I know your hanging out with The Big Man upstairs and watching over the people closest to your heart. I couldnt forget you if I tried. I Love You.
Aunt Fran, Megan, and Lauren, I want YALL(lol) to know your on my mind, always close to my heart, and forever in my prayers. I Love You all very much and want yall to know I am here for anything you may need. <3
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