James W Monroe was born July 7, 1945 and passed away on October 5, 2012 at the age of 67.  He was preceded in death by his wife Joan and survived by children Sheri, Denise and Sean,  three grandchildren Brandee, Nicholas and Emilee, sister Dottie, and five great nieces and newphews.

Born in Queens New York to Dorothy and James Monroe,  Jim was athletic and love theatre.  He advanced quickly in school and later performed in musical theatre which he dearly loved. He entered the army in 1963…. Where he excelled in his service as a skilled aircraft mechanic.

He married Joan in December 1965, and after his tour of service they spent several months in Germany. He was a dedicated father to his three children, and rose to the challenges of his son Sean’s care.  Although his son Sean is bound to a wheelchair  the family always traveled and went everywhere together.   Jim rallied for his son’s care and well being over the course of his whole life.

After the army he worked for Grumman Aerospace as an Aircraft mechanic  and later Brooklin Union Gas.  In 1988 he and his wife moved to Clearwater with son Sean. After moving to .  His greatest passions included boating, going out dancing and gathering with friends and neighbors. 

Jim loved listening to music and especially loved the oldies. He loved and met the Young Rascals, who started their band in New Jersey in 1965.

 He was also very handy with all things mechanical.  He never hesitated to help a friend or neighbor who needed his help.  He was well liked by everyone who knew him and always had a positive thing to say to people. One of his favorite expressions was “let a kid, be a kid!”.  The neighborhood kids loved his sense of humor and playfulness.

He was one of the lucky people who had a family that grew together and stayed in touch, no matter how far apart, they were always there for each other.

A life lived with so much love never really ends, but goes on forever in the hearts of those who remember.