James R. Sloan
1946 - 2020
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James R. Sloan

Indianapolis - James R. Sloan (Jim), 73, of Indianapolis passed away June 28th, 2020. He was born July 23, 1946 to the late James R., Sr. and Ruth Audrey Sloan. Jim was a devoted father, husband and grandfather whose love of life was apparent to everyone. If his family was in need, he would drop everything at a moment's notice to be there. Jim could and did make friends everywhere and anywhere. Always ready for a joke, he loved a good laugh and making people laugh with him.

Jim grew up in Indianapolis, graduated from Broad Ripple High School in 1964 and received an associate degree in Computer Technology from Purdue Extension, Indianapolis. Jim married his high school sweetheart, Ann, on April 29, 1967 and together they raised three children. Through their 53 years of marriage they did much traveling together and with their family. Jim had visited all 50 states, Austria, South Africa, Ireland, and most recently Australia and New Zealand as a celebration of his and Ann's 50th wedding anniversary.

Jim's computer work was his joy. In his early career, he led a team of computer programmers at Indiana National Bank developing the first ATM machines. After several years working for others, Jim founded his own computer software company. His successful family business has existed for 38 years.

Jim is survived by his wife, Ann Beck Sloan, his brother Paul Sloan, his three children Amy Sloan King (Ron), Abe Sloan (Megan), and Audra Gipson (Justis), his four grandchildren Neo, Pre and Via King, and Darby Gipson, five nieces and nephews, Merrie, Gabbi, Gerald, Loren, and Jacob Sloan as well as several great nieces and nephews.

Please join us in a celebration of Jim's life on Sunday, July 5th at 4PM in Shelter no. 1 at Broad Ripple Park. Please bring masks and chairs. Social distancing will be followed. Due to Covid-19 there will be no reception line. For those unable to attend, the celebration will be recorded and shared on youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-LuZRprq1p_68n1HgRw1rA/ entitled "Jim Sloan, Celebration of Life."

Jim was very concerned about his family members also carrying the gene that caused his illness so, in lieu of flowers, please make donations to Alpha 1 gene research in his name at http://www.alpha1.org/how-to-help/help-raise-funds/donate/ Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 1202 South Lynhurst Drive, Indianapolis, is entrusted with the arrangements.




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Published in The Indianapolis Star from Jul. 1 to Jul. 2, 2020.
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Shelter no. 1 at Broad Ripple Park
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July 5, 2020
Audra,
So very sorry to hear about your father's passing. I hope my donation will help in the fight for the cause of Alpha 1. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Christian Hines
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July 4, 2020
So very sorry to see the news of Jim's passing. He was such a great guy, and will be greatly missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Carol Herbertz
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July 3, 2020
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July 3, 2020
We went to grade school together in the 1950s when we lived on Rosslyn Ave. I have a lot of childhood memories with Jimmy. We came in contact with each other again in downtown Indianapolis several years later, and on Facebook. Jim was one of the nicest guys I ever met. - Bob Gilyeat
Robert F Gilyeat
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July 3, 2020
Lost my bud, we shared so much, even what we disagreed on. He worked for me in the 70's and then we went different directions with our careers, but always kept in contact. Last of the good guys. As much as this loss hurts me, I can't imagine the impact on Ann and his family. My prayers and best wishes.
Chuck Beyer
Friend
July 3, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I have enjoyed so many hours of verbal badinage with Jim. I hope he voted before he went over the rainbow bridge. He will be angry if not.
Teresa Schultz
Friend
July 2, 2020
Jim was a pioneer in the Indy tech community. Generous, and thoughtful. I spoke with him just a few weeks ago after a few years. I'm shocked! Condolences and healing to his family; he's a great loss. I will miss his jokes, but also his advocacy.
Tom Henderson
Friend
July 1, 2020
am terribly saddened to learn of Jim's death. I met Jim back in 1970 at Mayflower where we both were programmers. Our friendship lasted across the years and we shared lunch just a few months ago.

A gentle giant he enjoyed talking about the issues and news of the day, philosophy, faith and family.

I know his death will impact many lives just as his life did.

My prayers will include his family in the days ahead,

Bill Byrd
Bill Byrd
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July 1, 2020
I am as shocked as I am saddened to learn of Jims passing. He served for years on our Broad Ripple High School reunion committee. And he invariably brightened every meeting with his cheerful personality and thoughtful competency. We send our sincere sympathy to Ann and the family in which he took so much pride.
Mark Sutton
Classmate
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