- 67 years old
- Date of birth: Sep 1, 1945
- Date of passing: Jun 29, 2013
|Let the memory of James be with us forever|
"Jimmy you are thought of often and missed dearly."
"You were such a dear friend to my Dad Jim and I know that you 2 are up in Heaven doing what you do best - Being a joy and adding your special impact to him and everyone around you. I will never ever forget how you shared that gift with us in Philadelphia and when I came to Sarasota and you took us out to dinner. Your spirit will be with me forever."
"Happy Birthday My Beloved!
Babe, yesterday would have been our tenth wedding anniversary. I reminisced off and on all day, visualizing our wedding ceremony. I just realized I never talked about how you never took your eyes off of me during the entire service. It was my Mom who mentioned how endearing it was to witness your gaze. I loved you then and more than ever now. GOD blessed me with the most handsome, intelligent, sensitive, adventurous and courageous gentleman. I could fill this space with a deluge of words to describe you. The criterion starts with you! How could I ever settle for less?
On my first attempt to acknowledge your birthday, on this website, I discovered Cal beat me to it. Before I could complete my tribute I find Mick's accolades came through too. It warms my heart to see your dear friends remembering you. We miss you so much.
I Will Love You Forever............... Carolyn"
"Hey Bra, Happy Birthday ! You know these next two days were always special for you, Brandon and I. I will forever remember our conversations, adventures and family vacations. Jim, you are truly missed but never forgotten. One last thing my brother, you were not hear to celebrate with us when Villanova won the National Championship. However, I know you had a big smile on your face, as coach Wright and I talked about you. GO CATS !
"Happy Birthday my brother. It's been four years since you left us physically, but your spirit and memories live on in those who remain. I personally miss our chats; political, psychological, sports wise and just good conversation in general. I know that you are holding court with the Master above. If I were a betting man, I'd say that you have been voted onto the Mystical Council and you are giving guidance to some wayward souls, smile! I love you Bro and one day we will be back together again. Love always, Cal Smith"
"Love of my Life,
Another year has passed and I continue to miss and love you dearly. This day of your passing, is a bright and beautiful day. I'm beginning to feel less sad and I tend to dwell more on the good memories we shared. I feel you in my heart and your guidance in my head. I feel your presence more often in the car, as I tool around town. It's uncanny but I hear you say, "lock my door." There are a few rituals I go through before leaving the house because I'm afraid not to. I feel you prompting and directing my steps, just before my journeys outside of our home. However, on my return trip, a feeling of loneliness overwhelms me because I know you will not be there to greet me. I Love You Babe!"
"Hey Babe", I still hear those words in your deep voice, as you greeted me, called me, when you rubbed and hugged me. Today, two years and four months ago you left me to be with the LORD. I was so busy with Mom soon after you left, I didn't really get the chance to grieve. However, I always burned a candle on this day, to keep your spirit around me. After all this time, I finally find myself free to grieve. How fortunate and grateful I am to be able to google your name and see, hear and watch your familiar gestures and expressions. What a blessing! I just wish I could touch you. Some how I know you still hear me when I say "I Love You Babe!""
"Hey Jim; I always think of you constantly and wish you a happy birthday on September 1 each year. I think back to all of the times we spent together in Philly, New Jersey, Maryland and Mississippi. Those were the days when we were young, and gifted and free, smile. As kids, (teens) we played basketball for George Ravelin's Three Country Boys. The list of people we met and played with goes on forever, i.e., Bobby Lewis, Larry Cannon, Troop Washington, Johnny Baum, Wali Jones etc. Those were quite memorable in their own right. Our lives intertwined when we went to Lincoln Prep together in 1965. You went to Villanova and I went to LaSalle. You joined the FBI and I the Federal Government Community. We were blessed to have such long and illustrious careers. I do, however missed the fact that the three of us, (Mickey, Jim and Cal) cannot laugh together about the fun times we had as young men, family men and now old men, smile! I was truly blessed to have you as a friend, a long lasting friendship that will never be extinguished regardless of the circumstances. You are gone, but never forgotten. I pray that Carolyn is in good health and will remain that way for a very long time. I miss you and leave you with these words: "When God saw you were getting tired and a cure was not to be He put His arms around you and whispered , come to Me. He didn't like what you went through and he gave you rest. His garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best. And when we saw you sleeping, so peaceful and free from pain, We wouldn't wish you back to suffer that again. Today we say goodbye and as you take your final rest, that garden must be beautiful, because you are one of the best! May the Lord give you peace now and forever. Amen!"
"I think of you often my dear friend. You were an amazing neighbor and friend. How I valued your advice and our talks. So thankful that we had that last year to reconnect. I have the e mails you sent me and I treasure your words......and will always! I miss you. I know you are celebrating your birthday in heaven.
"My Only Love!
"Happy Birthday", one day late. You know I would not and never will forget your birthday. You were on my mind all day long. Leaving a tribute on your birthday was just too difficult. I feel you around me when I need you most. The day before your birthday I celebrated what would have been our ninth wedding anniversary. I love you deeply and forever."
Today marks two years, I have lived without you in my life. I miss you everyday and in every way. Recently, when I felt lonely and confused, with the deaths of our neighbors and sickness among our friends, you came to me with a message. I called out your name and expressed how impossible it was to be happy with so much suffering around me. Suddenly a phrase I heard you say often just came to mind, "Bloom where you are planted". I cried and laughed at the same time because I knew you put that in my head. "Bloom where you are planted", will stay in my head forever. Thank You Babe!"
Over one year since you left us, it is hard to believe. We grew up together. You were the best next door neighbor and always a great confidant. Since I was younger, you had the best advice for me . Always urging me to take the path of least resistance. I am so thankful for the last talks we had and the special e mails. I think of you often and I know you look down upon us and smile. I miss you my dear, old friend!!
I pray that Carolyn continues to have the strength to move forward, knowing your love is with her, always!"
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY LOVE!
Your birthday was yesterday, September 1. I just found the courage to write this birthday greeting. Fran called on your birthday early in the morning. He mentioned a recent gathering, where everybody there expressed how much you are missed. No one could possibly miss you as much as I do. Carolyn"
"Dear Mr. McIntosh,
You were a great man, wonderful mentor, and loving friend. Having you in my life was an immense blessing. You always had a smile and several kind words to say to me and your guidance throughout the time I knew you really was a blessing. Thank you Mr. McIntosh, your positive, kind, and loving attitude will be forever missed."
"My Dearest Jim,
It is unbelievable, for the first time, we have been apart for a whole year. I could not let the day go by without honoring you. I invited a few of our close friends to join me on the beach, one of your favorite places. We gathered at sunset, assembled a circle of beach chairs and nibbled on some picnic snacks I brought along. I decorated a beach chair with your tee shirt and a couple of blown up, old beach photos of you. We shared funny "Jim" stories and first impressions. As the sun went down, I illuminated the center of our circle with 100 tea lights. It was unintentional but, as I dropped the tea lights on the sand, Nancy noticed the lights resembled the shape of a heart. Nancy tweaked the lights and took photos. Curiosity, brought a tourist from a nearby hotel to our gathering. She (Rachel) viewed the lights from above and wanted to know what was the occasion. GOD held back the rain until it was time for us to pack up and leave. It was a memorable event and I felt your spirit there with us.
BABE I WILL FOREVER LOVE YOU, Carolyn"
"My Dearest Jim,
You were and will forever be the love of my life. I have tried so many times to leave a tribute to you but tears always ended my attempts. Today, on Valentine's Day, I finally found the courage to commemorate this day with a message. For the past twenty plus years, on Valentine's Day you gallantly exhibited your love with a dozen, sometimes two dozen red roses. As each rose blossomed, you deeply touched my heart. I love and miss you each and every day but most notably on Valentine's Day. Your Wife, Carolyn"
"I was honored to have Jim as my friend. He was the footprints in my sand throughout many difficult times in my life. I will always remember his words of wisdom. " Keep God first in your life and without forgiveness there is no love." I will always cherish Jim. His last words to me were" Kenny I love you; I'm ok don't worry I'm in good hands." Carol you were blessed. Love Kenny"
"Hey Jim. I still write to you. They probably don't have email wherever you are. The way I see it though, you're so deeply entrenched inside my heart, you don't need to respond. You remain forever one of the greatest champions that I have ever known. I miss you. Our conversations, your wisdom. Good Lord, if I live a thousand lifetimes, I will not meet another such as you. See you soon. Lew."
"Jim and I worked together in the early 70's in the FBI's New York Office. We remained friends ever since. Jim was truly a decent human being who always looked up even in the face of tremendous adversity. He was a genuine hero as a special agent and a man. My life is better having known Jim. I will miss him. Rest in Peace my friend."
"When I think of Jim the first word that comes to mind is "gentleman." Jim was always a delight to work with - ALWAYS with a huge smile on his face, always caring and considerate. I consider myself blessed to have known Jim and spent part of my career working alongside him. My deepest condolences to Jim's family."
"Jim was one of the nicest man I have ever worked with. He always had a kind or encouraging word. You could never be feeling down while Jim was in the area! He will be missed..."
"The Director of the FBI presented Jim with the Metal of Valor in a ceremony at FBI headquarters, (he was assigned to the Philadelphia office). After receiving his medal, Jim asked his dad to join him with the Director. Jim then thanked his dad for all the scout meetings and sports games he had attended, & gave his medal to his dad. He was that kind of guy."
"Notice from the pictures I uploaded, Jim was always smiling or laughing or telling great stories. He remembered names of almost everyone in his stories, putting those of us who have trouble with names to shame. He was so tall, he always surprised me at his height, every time we got together. Jim reached out to help others and really enjoyed life. Nancy Davis"
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