Jim Rolfe
  • 68 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 25, 1948
  • Place of birth:
    Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
  • Date of passing: Jun 21, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Gardnerville, Nevada, United States
Let the memory of Jim be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Jim Rolfe, 68, born on February 25th, 1948 and passed away on June 21st, 2016. We will remember him forever.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you consider a donation to the Semper Fi Fund, a military charity that Jim would have been proud to support. (  

A Celebration of Life was August 20, 2016 at the Carson Nugget.

We are very thankful for all who attended, to the Honor Guard for the wonderful ceremony, and to Dean DiLullo for donating Alatte Coffee and Wine Bar to us.

We were very touched by the friends and family that attended and shared photos and stories with us.

Please continue to e-mail the family at with any personal messages as well.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Rolfe Family on 11th March 2018

"Hi Dad! I know it's a little late in posting this, but we had some great times celebrating your 70th birthday. You skied at 2 ski resorts that day!! Brad and Jeanine skied at Steamboat Ski Resort with blue skies and nice groomed runs for you and then later a delicious dinner after a horse drawn sleigh ride. You skied with Jaci, Jason, and Joanne at Heavenly and recreated some photos from 2 years prior. Jason even took a little nap in a sun chair at Tamarack just like you. We love and miss you!!"

This tribute was added by Connie Wenner on 25th February 2018

"Happy birthday, Jim!  I know how much you LOVED your birthday, so I hope you’re spending the day skiing in Heavenly powder!  I made the pine nut and raisin meatballs that you and Donna introduced me to. Brought back nice memories!  You haven’t been forgotten, you’re etched in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Cheryl Lane on 25th February 2018

"I hope there is snow in heaven and you are spending your Birthday skiing the slopes that you loved so much.  Miss you my friend."

This tribute was added by Denise Juhasz on 25th February 2017

"Today Jim is your birthday in heaven above. I am sending my blessings on the wings of a dove, not only for today, but every day. Missing you my friend."

This tribute was added by Jeff Joslyn on 22nd July 2016

"I'm glad I got to work with him those many years past and sorry to see him pass."

This tribute was added by Cheryl Lane on 6th July 2016

"I'm still in shock and so sad to hear this news.  My heart hurts for Jaci, Jason, Jeanine and the Rolfe family.  I have such fond memories working with your dad at Caesars Tahoe we became great friends and enjoyed our bike rides, cross-country skiing and fun family times at Round Hill Pines beach with the Shigley's.  RIP my dear friend."

This tribute was added by Tracy Tonning on 30th June 2016

"Thoughts and Prayers go out to Jim and all the family. He will be missed by many. From the Iowa Tonning family."

This tribute was added by Connie Wenner on 30th June 2016

"Your day lilies are blooming. Still waiting for you to open your garage door and stroll out to admire them. Missing you."

This tribute was added by Lawney Wetterer on 28th June 2016

"Jim was introduced to me many years ago when his daughter worked in the family ski shop. He became an extended member of our family and the relationship continued on until his passing. He brought a smile, a story and an adventure whenever we met. He was a blessing and a very kind person. I wish him to be surrounded by angels and to find great joy on his new adventure. All our love to he and the family at this time of loss."

This tribute was added by Carol Zakala on 28th June 2016

"Find piece comfort with loving memories shared with your unforgettable Dad.  Will miss his dear friendship over the years (first met Jim & Joanne at UB in Bridgeport, Connecticut).  
..........with deepest sympathy"

This tribute was added by Denise Juhasz on 27th June 2016

"Jim was truly an amazing friend that touched our lives with his beautiful smile and laughter. I can honestly say, he was admired, respected and loved by many. The memories of friendship will remain forever in our hearts.We have friends that come and go in our lives, but a few find places so deep in our hearts that we know that they will always be with us. Jim, you are and will always be that kind of friend. So very blessed to call you our friend. You will be missed but never forgotten.

With our deepest sympathy,
Denise and Patricia"

This tribute was added by Wendy L Mickle on 27th June 2016

"I had the pleasure of working with Jim at Tahoe Air. One of front line team members and he was great to work with. Condolences to the family and friends on his passing."

This tribute was added by Janelle Reuter on 27th June 2016

"Jim was a wonderful man, he lived life on his terms, and never worried about tomorrow.   I have known him since birth, we grew up together and his passing has left a huge void in my life.  RIP my forever friend, Sunday mornings will never be the same, and in your honor, i'll keep our tradition going strong.   I'll never forget you."

This tribute was added by Connie Wenner on 26th June 2016

"His random acts of kindness, seeking nothing in return, will never be forgotten."

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