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Chris McRoberts posted a condolence
Thursday, April 19, 2018Dear Karen and Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Since I got to know him as a grad student in the mid 90s, I have always considered Jim to be a true friend and dear mentor. I will also always remember his wicket banter and quick tounge to match (a primary reason I was able to complete my dissertation). Thankful I was never given the status of sodbuster! Certainly one of the smartest people I have known and I can also say that most of what I know about paleoecology, crinoids and geostatistics comes from him. He will certainly be missed by the paleontological community where, I needn't have to say, he was a giant and world authority in his chosen discipline of early Paleozoic crinoid functional morphology and evolution. His legacy as a scientist will be everlasting and I'm sure his legacy as a caring and considerate human being will also be passed through his students, colleagues and family. Peace.
Mitch & Jean Leavitt posted a condolence
Tuesday, April 17, 2018Dear Karen, We missed you and Jim on our nature walks, although we attended very few this year. We'll always fondly recall Jim's gentle nature, persistent curiosity and his sense of humor. We're thinking of you. Very Fondly, Jean & Mitch Leavitt
Ken Ranlet posted a condolence
Sunday, April 15, 2018My sincere condolences to Karen and Jim's family on their loss. From the time I first met him in 1972 as my paleontology and statistics professor through my "second friendship" upon my 2012 return to Syracuse, he was always a pleasure to spend time with. Jim was very personable and had a great sense of humor, quickly establishing a great rapport with those around him, whether his company was students, colleagues, or casual acquaintances. He was an esteemed member of the SU Geology faculty but also exhibited an impressive knowledge of aeronautics and world history. As certainly as he will be missed by his wife and family, his passing also leaves a void in the lives of his many friends.
Carol Cavalluzzi posted a condolence
Sunday, April 15, 2018Dear Karen and family, I was saddened to hear about Jim. It is so hard to deal with the lose of someone as wonderful as Jim. I try to remember the good times to soften the pain. Before I retired, Jim would come to the library everyday to bring his sense of humor to brighten my day. We had many conversations about current events as well as historical events. I loved finding some obscure reference or index for him and I learned a lot in the process. Jim will a light in my memories.
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