James A. Biker
of Leominster, MA; 56
LEOMINSTER, MA -- James A. Biker, 56, of Leominster died at his home on Friday, January 4, 2013 after a long illness. He was the son of Adolph and Blanche (Delekto) Biker, both previously deceased. Jim grew up in Auburn, ME graduating from Edward Little High School in 1974. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology from the University of Maine at Orono in 1978.
After graduation Jim moved to Massachusetts and worked as a hardware and diagnostic engineer for numerous computer companies, including Applicon, EMC2, GenRad, and Abbott Labs, specializing in storage systems and hardware interfaces. He moved permanently to Leominster in 1983.
In his spare time, Jim enjoyed tinkering with electronic devices and was often called on to rescue crashed computers. He was always available to family and friends with ideas and assistance on home improvement projects. Jim enjoyed building and operating RC vehicles and was active with the Granite State Chapter of the Antique Trucks of America Club. Another interest was photography; relatively few pictures of Jim exist because he was always behind the camera.
In the early 2000s, Jim became active with the Leominster United Methodist Church becoming involved with building maintenance, many of the church's outreach activities especially the archery ministry, and took great pride in being the church's official photographer.
Jim is survived by brothers Mike of Lewiston, ME and Bill and wife Jenni of Lunenburg, MA, niece and nephews Jess of Gloucester, MA, Ben of Lunenburg, MA, and Mike Jr. of Lewiston, ME. He also leaves close friends Charlie and Becky Keller and Sam and Jim Warner of Leominster, Cliff and Bonnie Bohnet of Fitchburg, and Robin and Judy Brideau of Lunenburg.
BIKER -- A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 2 pm in the Leominster United Methodist Church, 77 Hall Street, Leominster. Calling hours will be held on Saturday prior to the memorial service from 12 -1:30 pm in the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster. In lieu if flowers, remembrances may be made to the
, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or to the Maintenance or Memorial Funds at the Leominster United Methodist Church. www.richardsonfuneralhome.net