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James "Jim" Ebacher

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January 26, 2018
Much love
January 26, 2018
Jim was my dear younger brother. I don't recall having any sibling problems with him. He had such a sweet spirit we had few conflicts. While in later years we had different political perspectives we always had great respect for each other. Nevertheless we were bound together in the radical application of lovingkindness to others which transcends all petty differences.
October 06, 2017
We feel a great void and pain in our family from loosing our dear friend, We were neighbors and raised our kids together for 24 years sharing all sorts of projects, interests, meals and watching the kids grow even now in their adult years.

I appreciate the influence Jim had on my kids seeing what an excellent, wise and compassionate father, husband and citizen he was.

Jim lived a great and full life with his family, traveling the world, hiking the NW mountains. I know he would want us to all fully enjoy our lives until we meet again.
October 06, 2017
"You may call me Dad", you said. This was over 15 years ago, but I remember it quite well. I had then only taken two or three steps in Northwestern United States. My mind was still very much in Belgium. Though I do not remember very well, I suppose that I was a bit lost at the time, certainly very homesick already. And there, in Portland International Airport, you came to me and said "Hi". This was our first time. Then after a minute or two, you said "You may call me Dad". This might have struck me as being a little odd then. Surely, I did have a dad already, and I did not need to have him replaced just yet. But a dad is exactly what you have been to me. Kindness, support, care, etc. You have given it all. You have been a dad to me. I am forever grateful. I only regret that I did not fly over earlier and said "Hi, Dad", one more time, like in the old days. Now it is time we say goodbye. So goodbye Dad!
October 05, 2017
Jim Ebacher became my American Dad when I was an exchange student lucky enough to be welcomed in the Ebacher home 18 years ago. Ever since then, he's been a very important person in my life. His dedication to the family was admirable, his ability to truly listen to the other person and give carefully thought advises was remarkable. He was very knowledgable yet he was always curious about the world, I loved how interested he was in my culture and in nature in general, I used to enjoy seeing the screenshots he posted on fb of wild animals in their natural habitat. I also loved how funny he could be, although sometimes his jokes were too smart for me to get immediately :-) He was, above all, a good person, a truly good person, one of those we should have more of in this world! I miss him and will always miss him! Thank you Dad, thank you for all you taught me and all the love you gave me and my family in all these years as your foreign daughter! I love you!
October 04, 2017
I am praying for all of you. Although I only met him briefly, I know he was an amazing man to raise a daughter like Mara.
October 03, 2017
I'll always remember Jim as a warm, funny, loving and compassionate person, ready to help anybody in need. Our world was a better place with him in it. Happy trails my friend...until we meet again!
October 02, 2017
My dad was a really great guy, and I miss him terribly. He's been gone a month, and every day I wish he was still here to share in the ups and downs of my day to day life. My dad had a comment for everything - usually a funny or sarcastic one, or sometimes a very politically poignant one. He was a joyful person, and adventurous, and very loving. He was a loving husband to my mom, and they were still very much in love and just celebrated 40 years together. He loved and supported my siblings and I with his whole heart, and he adored my 3 children, his grandchildren. I feel fortunate that last year we moved back home, and we had this wonderful year spending not just holidays and birthdays together, but everyday days together just being a family. I'm going to miss my dad forever, but my healing will be in making sure that my kids remember their Papa Jim for the wonderful, larger-than-life guy that he was, who loved them very, very much.
September 14, 2017
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
September 10, 2017
A lifetime passes by so quickly. Seems like yesterday, Jim was passing me in the halls of St John's Prep School while his brother Jerry entertained in the stairwell with his guitar and voice. Later, Jim was a manager at the local Pizza Hut and then life went on... until we met again on Facebook and caught up a bit with each other regarding politics, and such other unimportant matters. Such a lifetime of memories and experiences - Rest in God's grace & peace, Jim!

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