Jim died Nov. 14, 2006, in Palmer, Mass., after a yearlong battle with metastatic cancer. He was 60.
Jim came to Princeton from McDowell Senior High School in Erie, Pa. At Princeton, he majored in politics and ate at Elm. He was a captain of the 150-pound football team and played varsity baseball.
Jim was self-employed in New Jersey prior to his illness and spent his last four to five months with his sister in Palmer, Mass. His favorite pastimes were golf, Civil War history, and cooking and baking, at which he excelled.
He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Bailey, her husband, Kenneth, and their children, Auburn and Hannah; and his son, James, and his wife, Kristen. Jim also leaves a sister to whom he was extremely close, Barbara Lukis, and her husband, Kenneth. To them all, the class extends deepest sympathy.