CONZELMAN--James. James Gleason Conzelman III, of Fairfield, CT, December 7, 1962 - December 25, 2020. Beloved husband of Adrienne Ruger Conzelman and adored father of Nicholas, Carolina and William, son of the late James G. Conzelman Jr. and the late Clare F. Shepley, and grandson of the late "Jimmy" Conzelman, Football Hall of Famer. Above and beyond everything, Jim was devoted to Adrienne, his partner in life, and his three children. He loved them to his core, just as he loved life and lived it to its fullest. A true gentleman with immense charm, humor and kindness, he made all those he met happier. Born in St. Louis, MO, Jim moved to Fairfield, CT in 1967 attending Fairfield Country Day School, where he served as a Trustee from 2009 to 2014. Jim graduated from Groton School in 1980 and Georgetown University in 1984 before embarking on an accomplished career in finance, which began at Schroder Investment Management in London and continued at Robert Fleming Asset Management and J.P. Morgan. After 16 years as a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan, he joined Solus Alternative Asset Management as a Managing Director and Head of Institutional Development before moving to Aetos Alternatives Management in 2014 as Partner and Head of Client Relations and Business Development. Jim's honesty, integrity and remarkable ability to connect with people were hallmarks of his successful professional life. A talented athlete, Jim played quarterback at Groton and Georgetown and competed throughout his life in squash, tennis and golf. An enthusiastic outdoorsman, Jim found immense pleasure hunting, surfing, and fishing as well as spending time in Croydon, NH, Southwest Harbor, ME and East Hampton, NY. Jim had a joy and energy that was infectious. He left us way too early after a courageous battle with cancer and will be missed more than words can express. Jim is also survived by treasured siblings John S. Conzelman and Shelley Conzelman Burger, six nephews, two nieces and many precious in-laws and friends. A private funeral service will be held this week. A celebration of life memorial will be planned for the summer. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: cholangiocarcinoma.org
Published by New York Times on Jan. 3, 2021.