Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jim passed away suddenly February 23rd due to an accident near his home. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa on July 24, 1950. He will be greatly missed by his family. He is survived by his wife Susan and their two children, Ali and Matt, his sister Judy Schmidt, brother Fred Schmidt and nieces & nephews. Jim was a good father and wonderful husband. He was our rock and we all turned to him for almost anything and everything. He and Susan were married for 37 years. Jim and family moved to Bellingham 14 years ago from Edmonds, WA. The whole family enjoyed the slower pace of Bellingham and all the great friends they have made. After graduating from PLU in 1972, Jim entered the field of social work and became a counselor in juvenile institutions for the State of Washington. He enjoyed a second career as a real estate appraiser and developed recognized expertise in appraising large condominium projects. At the time of his death, Jim was working as a Senior Systems Analyst for Providence Health and Services. He loved his job. He was analytical, careful and precise by nature and so enjoyed the trouble shooting, problem solving aspects of his work. Jim loved sports and seemed to always know almost every statistic in every sport. We will dearly miss his calm spirit, patient demeanor, dry sense of humor and wide range of knowledge on so many subjects. The steady and unwavering support of all those he loved will be cherished dearly.
Farewell Tribute Information
Jim’s celebration of life, for family and friends, will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Moles Farewell Tributes, Bellingham, WA. Donations Information
Remembrances may be made to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bellingham.