Jim "Jimmy" Harding
  • 48 years old
  • Date of birth: May 6, 1964
  • Place of birth:
    Sasebo, Japan
  • Date of passing: Oct 8, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your fields, and, until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand - Irish blessing

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Jim Harding, 48, born on May 6, 1964 and passed away on October 8, 2012. We will remember him always.

**We would be forever grateful for any stories, testimonials and photos of Jimmy. Every kind word is welcomed and appreciated.  

We love Jimmy so much and miss him so much already and we know he touched many people.  So if you knew him your whole life or just a moment please share with us!  Anything posted will be cherished and will bring comfort to us for years to come.  

All our love,

Lauraine, Steve and Pam 

"The last time I saw a mouth like that, it had a hook in it!" - R. Dangerfield

"Leave the gun, take the cannoli" - The God Father

Goonie-goo-goo - Eddie Murphy 

*music by Dave Matthews band - one of his favorites.... 

Good deeds onto others. Just do it.


For more info:  (949) 302-9662


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Martin O'Malley on 6th December 2012

"Our sincere condolences on the loss of Jim.  What a great guy and helpful neighbor here in Las Vegas. His compassion shown to our family at the time of my father's passing was really comforting to my mom. We have and will remember Jim and all of your family in our thoughts and prayers.
May he Rest in  Eternal Peace."

This tribute was added by Judy Reems on 2nd December 2012

"Jimmy ~We miss you! You were our neighbor for eight years and such a warm and wonderful person! Every morning, when I back out of my driveway, I think of you, as you were always backing out at the same time to take Phoenix and Buddy for their run in the park. Family... please know that our hearts are broken for you. May the peace of God fill you and give you strength. Marvin & Judy Reems"

This tribute was added by Myles McHugh on 27th November 2012

"Received the news from my childhood friend Tim M today about Jimmy. After getting past the initial shock and sadness, we reminisced about some great times at UMASS w/Jim. Jimmy had a good, hard cranium for Head Butts, and loved to practice his Karate on us. The feared Tiger Claw to the throat took care of many a threat to any of us! Jim was awesome to hang out with!!! RIP Bull Dog!"

This tribute was added by Jay Hickman on 20th November 2012

"Jim was my teammate in the fall of 1981, and the starting offensive guard on the most successful football team in AB history up to that point. As tough and hard-nosed as he was on the field, Jim was as kind and good-hearted a guy off the field as we had on our team. You will be missed, Jimmy."

This tribute was added by Jim Murphy on 18th November 2012

"Jim, it's hard to believe one of the gang has moved on to the next journey so soon. I was a small town kid in the big Umass jungle and you offered your friendship. I'll never forget being in a serious conversation with you when that damn ferret popped out of your jacket. You helped me understand NOT to take small things too seriously and I've always remembered. Thank you for being you."

This tribute was added by Eileen (Cooney) Stam on 18th November 2012

"Just today I heard of Jim's passing . I am so saddened by this news and my heart goes out to his wonderful family. James was a rock in the foundation of my childhood. I remember him in just about every class from Kindergarten on, and at every birthday party heart is heavy with the memories of that smiling boy, and then the kind and sweet teenager in high school."

This tribute was added by Tim McKeown on 15th November 2012

"As Garry and Dan have mentioned about times at UMASS, those memories are also etched in my mind. The dorm room door getting kicked in and the practical joke war during Finals week, all crazy times. Jim had enthusiasm for life. His smile and infectious laugh will be remembered. He and I were roommates for three semesters and had some great discussions. He was a great guy!!!"

This tribute was added by Audrey Harding on 15th November 2012

"Dear Family  I have many memories of Jimmy when he was little and how he always used to torture Barry.  Such a cute and funny little boy  Sorry I missed you Lauraine when I saw Kevin and Dianne last week.  Thinking of you and sad for you.  Love Audrey"

This tribute was added by Mark Johnson on 14th November 2012

"As my groomsman at my wedding, or my roommate in Hawaii , or as my life-long friend I couldn't of dreamed of a better person to be called my friend. The times spent together will not be forgotten and although I will not be able to see you Tuesday at your Memorial please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You are in good place now. May you be at peace"

This tribute was added by connie diab on 12th November 2012

"You will always be missed and remembered as a wonderful son. Ever bridfly we met at your Moms' as you cheered her after surgery.  Your love of animals was evidenced so bridfly as you met chocolate lab - Jackie. Such a brief meeting - such a lasting special impression.  May you rest peacefully and remain  always in the hearts of those who knew and loved you."

This tribute was added by Jim Ellis on 10th November 2012

"Jimmy,  Too many great memories to count. God Bless you and hold you close.  You will be missed.
Jim E."

This tribute was added by Kim Shea-Benham on 7th November 2012

"I remember so many fun memories of Jimmy and his family from when I was a little girl. We were neighbors and enjoyed playing at each others house and did lots of things together like "log rolling" down the hill in the open space just up the street from where we lived. Jimmy was a great kid who grew up to be a great guy. May you rest in peace my life-long friend."

This tribute was added by Jon Rising on 7th November 2012

"I miss Jimmy and will always remember the great times we had before UMASS and while roommates at "The Zoo". It always seemed like we were close to getting into so much trouble but somehow managed to do the right thing and ended up spending most of our time laughing and living life to its fullest. I can't believe he's gone..."

This tribute was added by Gwen Charter on 7th November 2012

"Dear Lauraine, Lean on your friends for strength and remember how much we care about you and your family. I extend my deepest sympathy to you, Pam, Steve, and Jimmy's nieces and nephews during this time of sorrow."

This tribute was added by Muguette Rocha on 7th November 2012

"Jim, we only met you one time - you lived so far away.  But hearing your mom talk about you, you were bigger than life!  She misses you so!  Please look after her now - and the rest of your family too - you were so very precious to them.  Peace Jimmy."

This tribute was added by garry freedman on 6th November 2012

"I went to Umass with Jim and I will never forget the time he locked himself out of his dorm room and instead of getting the RA he just kicked the door in with one swift karate kick...knocked the big wooden door right off the hinges ......RIP my longtime friend .."

This tribute was added by Rolande Rutledge on 6th November 2012

"Rest in Peace Jim.  You are all in my thoughts and prayers."

This tribute was added by kristi erickson on 5th November 2012

"To my very first best friend, our childhood was amazing. He was the best friend a girl could have. I will never forget all the memories we made! He will always be my Batman..... Until we meet again my friend, I will always love you"

This tribute was added by Dan Duckett on 5th November 2012

"At the end of our first semester, soph. year at UMass, Jim and his roommate (Tim M) had a "Practical Joke War" against me and my roommate (Marty J.).  This was during Finals week.  Grades were poor...pranks were tremendous (shoes glued to floor, mugs glued to tables, baby powder fanned under the dorm room door, etc.).  He will be missed.  RIP Jim."

This tribute was added by Sean Walsh on 4th November 2012

"Very sorry to hear the news. #67 will be missed."

This tribute was added by Pamela Miller on 3rd November 2012

"Jim was a really great friend at AB.  Back in the mid 80's I lived in Florida and he called to ask  if he could crash at our apt.  Of course!  He arrived with a few friends and we had a great time laughing and hanging out.  I was so sorry to hear of his passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.  I hope that wonderful memories will help you through this sad time.  RIP Jimmy"

This tribute was added by garrett cormier on 2nd November 2012

"I always remember Jim as the older brother who was always there watching over us. A soul gone too early but a soul finally at peace. You'll be missed cousin."

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