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James McEnteer

Los Angeles, California

May 9, 1945 – Jul 30, 2019 (Age 74)

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BORN
May 9, 1945
DIED
July 30, 2019
AGE
74
LOCATION
Los Angeles, California

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May 9, 1945 - July 30, 2019 "He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad." James McEnteer, journalist, wanderer, scholar and university professor died Tuesday in Los Angeles of colon cancer. He was 74. He leaves a wife, Maria Cristina Cielo, and sons, Nicolas and...

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He was brilliant, thoughtful, clever, kind. While studying together in the Texas doctoral program, he was one of my closest, dearest friends. This is such sad news.

I knew Jim a little bit in junior high school, such an intelligent, fun person, a character with a smart future ahead, a man who would make a difference, and he did. Sad he,s gone, glad he,s not suffering.

Jim. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Miss you.

Jim. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Great memories.

I miss you dude.

News of Jim's failing health brought a flood of memories came to mind. Here's some of what I wrote to Tina at that time. Your reference to "the long, strange trip" (as the Grateful Dead once said) is certainly apt and characterizes much of what we jointly recall from Wesleyan and thereafter (pun unintended but it fits). For all of us it was a time of wandering and seeking a firm path, hounded by the draft, drawn to protest and civil disobedience, enlightened by all nature of...

Please accept my heartfelt condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I'm so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time to comfort you and give you strength.