A few months earlier, his two daughters, Nina Lynn and Nora Curry, came from Chicago to take their dad on a favorite outing to New York City to see The Music Man, which he had first seen years earlier with his father.
Jim was born June 14, 1934, in Houlton, Maine, and attended Mount Lebanon High School outside Pittsburgh. At Princeton, he majored in philosophy, joined Campus Club, and wrote the “On the Campus” column for PAW. His senior-year roommates were Joe Hochstein, Tom Lauer, F.X. Matt, Bob McCarty, Don McConnell, Warner Slack, and Blaine Young,
After Princeton, Jim worked for several newspapers, chiefly Newsday, where he retired as senior editorial board writer. He was active in Princeton Alumni Corps, formerly Princeton Project 55, writing and editing program materials.
Jim enjoyed good living, notably good wine, food, and company. Later in life Jim and Dora regularly joined with Herb and Nancy Kaufmann for New York City dinner and theater outings.
He is survived by Dora, his two daughters by an early marriage, and four grandchildren.