Jim died Mar. 14, 1999, at his winter home in Hobe Sound, Fla. After his retirement he had enjoyed the opportunity to spend winters there and summers in Paris, Maine. In his career his main occupation had been working for manufacturers of tools and hardware, centered in Bridgeport, Conn. In 1958 he opened his own retail business, Yankee Building Materials, Inc., which flourished until he retired in 1972.
Jim not only served in WWII as a captain in Armored Field Artillery in Europe but also was called back to serve for two years during the Korean War.
Surviving Jim are his wife, Alberta Sharpe, sons James B. Jr. and Fletcher, and stepsons Stephen and James Riley. To them we offer our sincere sympathy.
The Class of 1939