JAMES O'LEARY OCTOBER 28, 1939 - MARCH 8, 2013 James O'Leary, adventurer, educator, realtor, resident of Albuquerque since 1965, passed away peacefully March 8, 2013, in his Albuquerque home. Jim was born on October 28, 1939, in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Rockford, Illinois, where he attended St. Peter's Grade School and St. Thomas High School. Jim received a BA and MA from the University of Notre Dame. He married Marilyn Cacciatore in 1962 and moved to Albuquerque in 1965, where he taught in public and private schools, including the University of Albuquerque and Sandia Girls' School (Sandia Prep.) before becoming a realtor. He received a liver transplant in 1993 and became a passionate advocate for organ donation. Jim was devoted to his family, Jim O'Leary (Gina Simon) of Albuquerque and Charlie O'Leary (Lily) of Santa Fe, and his grandson, Shamus O'Leary. Jim is also survived by his brother George O'Leary (Kay) of Rockford, IL, sister Trish O'Leary (Howard Treet) of Orange, CT, and Marilyn's siblings Helen Reilly and John Cacciatore (Nancy Kozikowski) of Albuquerque, and Charles Cacciatore (Teresa Leon Varela) of San Rafael, CA. Jim's sister, Kathleen Rydstrom, of St. Petersburg, FL, predeceased him. A memorial service will be held at the Open Space Visitor's Center, 6500 Coors Road SW, Saturday March 23, 2013 at 3:00 pm. See the website www.dsg-art.com/Jim for directions and parking instructions. Contact: John Cacciatore 505- 349- 8779.
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from Mar. 20 to Mar. 22, 2013