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There will be two events: Monday, March 12th and Saturday, May 12th; for family and friends to remember Jim:

Monday, March 12, 2012
Funeral Service and Burial
11 AM: Promptly
Blooming Grove Reformed Church (childhood church where Jim and Brenda went to Bible study)
706 Blooming Grove Drive
Rensselaer (North Greenbush), NY  12144
Burial will follow the church service at the nearby Blooming Grove Cemetery.

Arrangements are by The Lyons Funeral Home in Rensselaer, NY, 518.283-2282

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Jim’s memory to the American
Center for Children and Media, 5400 N. St. Louis Ave., Chicago, IL 60625 or to donations to your
local public radio or TV stations.

Contact:  Karen Marx at [email protected] or 212.649.7292 (office)

Saturday, May 12, 2012
Celebration of Life Party
2:00 – 5:00 PM
Cosmos Club (Jim was an exclusive member)
2121 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC  20008
*The Cosmos Club has a dress code: business attire – ties/jackets for men, equivalent for women

For more information, contact Pete Willson at [email protected] or 301/980-1569 (c)

Article about Jim’s Career and Life: Three attachments.

Obituaries about Jim’s life have appeared in the Albany Times-Union, Chicago Tribune, Daily Journal (Vineland, NJ), New York Times, and Washington Post.
In addition, the attached extensive article on Jim’s career appeared in the January 17th issue of Current, the newspaper that covers public broadcasting.  Jim helped to found the paper in 1980 with its editor Steve Behrens, who wrote the article.  It is located on the lower half of the front page.

Jim always looked for opportunities to let young people advance in public broadcasting, See for commentaries by friends and colleagues Dave Fornshell, retired head
of the Ohio Educational Telecommunications Network Commission, and David Kleeman, president of the American Center for Children and Media.

Heartfelt thanks to so many family and friends for their very kind cards, e-mail, letters, and phone calls.  They mean a great deal to all of us.

Pete, Karen and Andy

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