ForeverMissed

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. (semperfifund.org).  

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 JimRolfeMemorial@gmail.com with any personal messages as well.

Posted by Cheryl Lane on June 21, 2019
I think of you often, remembering all the great times cross-country skiing and bike riding. Miss you my friend.
Posted by Rolfe Family on March 11, 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!!
Posted by Cheryl Lane on February 25, 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.
Posted by Connie Wenner on February 25, 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.
Posted by Denise Juhasz on February 25, 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.
Posted by Jeff Joslyn on July 22, 2016
I'm glad I got to work with him those many years past and sorry to see him pass.
Posted by Cheryl Lane on July 6, 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.
Posted by Connie Wenner on June 30, 2016
Your day lilies are blooming. Still waiting for you to open your garage door and stroll out to admire them. Missing you.
Posted by Tracy Tonning on June 30, 2016
Thoughts and Prayers go out to Jim and all the family. He will be missed by many. From the Iowa Tonning family.
Posted by Carol Zakala on June 28, 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
Posted by Lawney Wetterer on June 28, 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.
Posted by Janelle Reuter on June 27, 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.
Posted by Wendy L Mickle on June 27, 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.
Posted by Denise Juhasz on June 27, 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
Posted by Connie Wenner on June 26, 2016
His random acts of kindness, seeking nothing in return, will never be forgotten.

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Recent Tributes
Posted by Cheryl Lane on June 21, 2019
I think of you often, remembering all the great times cross-country skiing and bike riding. Miss you my friend.
Posted by Rolfe Family on March 11, 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!!
Posted by Cheryl Lane on February 25, 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.
Recent stories

Happy Birthday!

Shared by Dean Dilullo on February 25, 2019

Happy Birthday...Jimbo.

The family was at Heavenly this weekend celebrating your birthday the way you would have done it.... Next year we are putting in our request for a lot of fresh snow two days before your birthday with a lot of sunshine and NO WIND on your birthday....

Happy Birthday Brother!!!!

Dean, Traci, Cam and Ky

PS: Cam is now 10 years old and snowboarding...don't hold that against him.  He is actually doing really pretty good. I did all I could to keep him on skies.


Changed my life!

Shared by John Pool on June 27, 2016

One day I got a job offer to leave my position where my superior reported directly to ol Jimmy.  Long story short Jim stepped in and said lets do whats right for the property and "promoted to guest" my superior and made me the offer that day.  He wanted me to stay and because of the decision to take that position changed my life and others around me.  Jim was my neighboor, friend, boss & shooting buddy.  I knew when he was out because I could hear his bump stock going off... :) 

He told me stories of old salts and the marines.  I spoke with Jim on a daily basis as he worked on many projects around his house.  Last I spoke to Jim was Monday night about 5:00PM and he was taken by me being home so early.

He was looking happy with his project (front yard).  As he stood in the yard atop his highest peak and he looked at me and said enjoy it and your family John.  "You have a beautiful family and you better take care of them."

Ill never forget the satisfaction he had on his face with white hair stuck up everywhere leaning against his shovel and a look of accomplishment as i drove away.  I never thought thatd be the last i seen of that old salt but that image of him will stick in my mind forever!

Love ya Jimmy and keep up the good work!

This image was his night... I captured a bird in flight not even knowing it was there.

The shooting game.

Shared by Janelle Reuter on June 27, 2016

<p>Jim's love of shooting goes way back to when he was a young boy.  We were about 16, his family rented a camp in Caroga Lake NY, and my family went to visit.   Jim wanted to show me how he could shoot and teach me how.  We went into the back yard of the camp, he had a shooting range set up (a tree branch and soda cans) and he obviously had been practicing. He shot a few times, (BB gun) showing me how and then handed me the gun.  I'll never forget his frustration when time and time again,  I could not hit a target and his laughter when he said I was "such a girl".   Many years ater, when he was living in Gardnerville, he taught my daughter Shannon how to shoot.  Thank you Jim for a lifetime of memories to comfort me, and I still can't shoot.  </p>