Jim was a graduate of ASU. He enthusiastically shared a love of mathematics with high school students for 40 years.
He is survived by wife Lynne, daughter Christina and nephew Ken Kunz and family.
He spent many years traveling in his motorhome, exploring and playing golf in 48 states, 5 provinces of Canada and much of Baja California. He was always excited for new adventures and experiences.
His greatest love was golf. On any given Tuesday you would find him on a green, swinging, sharing expletives or digging around for lost golf balls. There were no people he loved more than his buds, the Hackers.
He was politically involved and active. In the last 5 years he wrote and sent over 400 letters and postcards in support of honorable causes and groups. He was an ardent supporter of organizations that worked to protect vulnerable species and places.
If there was a righteous cause Jim would be there. If there was an issue to address, he would be there. If there was a friend in need he would be there. He not only talked the talk he walked the walk.
The world is a smaller place without him.