In Memory


Jim Himes

From John Sevey... To my Paly friends from back in the day-
To my Crescent Park and Jordan friends-
It is with much sadness that I let you all know that our friend Jim Himes passed on July 6-
His wife Kathy called to let me know that Jim had a heart attack
Please hug your loved ones, call old friends, don’t wait
Big Jim and I have been friends for more than 50years
His wife would love to see any pictures or hear stories you have to share( some we’ll just keep to ourselves- gotta laugh a little too through the tears)
You can put anything you have on my messenger or send me a message or call!
R.I.P. Big Jim- you were larger than life

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07/26/19 08:12 AM #1    

Sarah McKenna (Broadbent)

Ah Jim. I am so sad to hear this. I remember summer school at Cubberly and so much more. There will always a tender spot in my heart for Jim. 

07/26/19 10:59 AM #2    

Tina Biorn

I had the pleasure of seeing Jim and meeting Kathy at the 40th.  So sorry to hear of his passing.  Still too young, My condolences to Kathy, the children and grandkids and to the extended families and friends.  

07/26/19 07:42 PM #3    

George E. Barrall

Friday nights at O'Connor's few.........we love you Jim......

07/27/19 12:04 PM #4    

Steve Sevilla

What I remember most about Jim is that great smile and sense of positivity. Never brooding or mean spirited, he was and is one of God's nice guys. Here's to you, Jim, and the next greatest version of the grandest vision ever you held.

07/27/19 12:08 PM #5    

Rob Wilson

It feels like the fabric of our past is being pulled apart, thread by thread.  I don't recall Jim ever being down, or dark and brooding like I was.  He always had that crooked smile and easy laugh, always something nice or funny to say.  I have a distinct memory of walking alongside him, smiling at something he said, looking up -- as he was much taller than me -- and admiring his positive view of the world from up there.  He had a long stride, steady and slow, easy-going like him -- taking life as it came.  I hope his years since were like that.    

07/27/19 04:13 PM #6    

Jeffrey Munks

Many good memories of a very decent guy.  Jim always had a smile for everyone he encountered.  Always something nice to say.  Sorry to have lost touch with him after Paly and so very sorry to hear of his passing.  Far too many of our class gone far too soon.  

07/27/19 04:59 PM #7    

George (Thomas) Piffero (Cummins)

It is so sad to hear, my condolences to Kathy and family. I can’t say enough good things about Jim. We lost contact for quite a few years, but reconnected on the job site of the new Library for the City Of Mountain View where he was working and I was Inspecting. It seamed as if we never missed a beat recapping on school and old friends. As John stated “Jim was bigger then life” he will truly be missed. (Tom Piffero) 



07/27/19 11:32 PM #8    

David Horne

So sad to here this.  I agree with Rob; it does "feel like the fabric of our past is being pulled apart".‚Äč
I always appreciated Jim's good hearted, shit-kicking cowboy attitude.  He had a great sense of humor. 
RIP Jim.




07/28/19 05:12 PM #9    

Don Edgar

I am still adjusting to the fact that Jim is gone.  I met Jim during 7th grade at Jordan Jr. High; we had our one and only fist fight (he wasn't as big back then), and we became friends for life...eventually.  There was never a dull moment with Jim around, which resulted in some of the best times of my life and some of the low points, too.  We were roommates after high school and attended Foothill Jr. College together, along with Dave Irvine, and a large cast of characters (you know who you are, unnamed to protect the innocent), that filled our house with mirth and lots of music (and yes, a little smoke).  We lost touch for years as we both (finally) grew up, then he came back into my life as I started my family.  I was his best man at his wedding to Cathy in Manteca, and I knew that Jim had found his perfect mate.  As our families grew, Jim loved to have us over for pool parties at their house, where I could never quite beat him at ping pong.   For the past several years, we mostly talked on the phone, in good times and bad, just to compare notes and laugh, laugh, laugh.  I think I will miss that the most.  Since I lost my wonderful wife Molly to cancer last year after 36 years of marriage, it's tough to lose another life long friend.  So, as John said in a previous post, love the ones we are with now, and let's celebrate  our great freinds who have passed.     

07/29/19 07:37 AM #10    

Jeff Peter Woodward

So sad to hear of Jim's passing ...although it has been many years I am still grateful to have had him as a loyal classmate,  teammate, and friend.   Many memories that included a Hell of a lot mischief ... but one thing you could always count on is that Jim had our backs! 

RIP BIG GUY ... Woody

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