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05-03-2019 05:32 AM
grapppa To me, it was so comforting to know that Jim always was always there to help. He was so generous of his time... I miss him every day
05-02-2019 08:24 PM
Alfaflyer Indeed, I too was helped by Jim. I didn't know at the time how vast his knowledge was, nor how kind and helpful he was to all. Like many of you, we chatted on the phone over a problem I was having as a brand new owner of a 67 Duetto. Very gracious. Seems like he treated everyone from newby to the older experienced owners the same. A great example.
04-15-2019 04:23 AM
divotandtralee It's worth mentioning...Jim's legacy lives on here. I've been searching archives on subjects lately and it is no surprise, his relevant posts are in the mix for often the most difficult to find solutions. It always gives me a boost to read his posts as if he has never left us. Thanks, James.
03-22-2019 09:36 AM
Roadtrip Jim was a great selfless Alfisti and a good man. His knowledge and expertise on the BB was pivotal in making the AlfaBB the success that it is.

I'd be appropriate to put his picture on the AlfaBB banner for a while to commemorate his contributions and achievements for the Alfa community.
03-21-2019 05:39 PM
Dave Nayak So sorry to hear about Papajam. When I first got my 78 Spider, Jim helped me many many times with the issues I had with the spider. Specially with the superb electrical diagram in color. Alfa community lost an incredible person. RIP, Papajam!! We will miss you!
03-21-2019 04:01 PM
ShadeTree I've been distracted lately due to medical problems of my own, and found out about his death in the Alfa Owner magazine. I was truly shocked and saddened by the news. I met Jim only once while at the 2010 convention, but spent many hours on the phone discussing our 1750 GTVs, and other Alfa and non-Alfa related topics. He will truly be missed.
03-17-2019 04:21 AM
alfajp I am so sorry in being late to this tribute. I did not know he was sick nor had passed. He is a legend and will be sorely missed. There would have been no way I could have restored my Spider, Milano, GTV6 and Montreal without his support and awesome diagrams.

I hope he is enjoying Alfas in Heaven as we speak....godspeed Jim!

JP
03-11-2019 06:03 PM
WithanF Just saw this thread. I first encountered Papajam in a “driving barefoot” thread when he referred to a group of us as “pebble flamers” because we poo pooed his concern about debris on floorboards. I was proud to be branded a pebble flamer by Papajam. Like many others, years later I found my way to his home to get an electrical problem sorted. He was a gentleman through and through and he will be missed.
03-08-2019 08:50 AM
ossodiseppia There is another Papajam thread going. So, I am going to merge it with this one.
03-08-2019 08:32 AM
abeasley This is really sad to hear. I'm new to this hobby but his work has already helped me a great deal.
03-07-2019 07:54 PM
alfaloco Your home office based in old Boone County, KY?? Well that's my old stompin' ground. My family lived in Walton up there! Coby Sweeney's FIAT Alfa dealership there on KY 18 has been very nice to fellow AROC members, and sells Alfas all over the place. My buddy Skip Jones is a super sales guy with them. Let me know when you'll be passing through town here in the Bluegrass, and I'll buy you a brewski or two, Pantera.

Or rather, Greg!
03-07-2019 03:45 PM
jg1053 Jim IS a great loss to the Alfa community. I offer my sincere condolences to his family and friends. We were the same age.
Jim Gordon
03-06-2019 07:55 AM
pantera928 Thanks for your kind thoughts guys. I agree with Alfaboutvegas about wouldn't it be nice if this concern here would spread. Don't know if I will ever meet you guys but feel like I know you anyway. I don't have any plans to go to Vegas but i do get through Lexington sometimes. My home office is based out of Florence. Ky.

Greg
03-05-2019 08:13 PM
Alfaboutvegas
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Pantera, I'd like to offer you my sincere condolences on the loss of your mother in December. May the Lord comfort you and yours.
That's what I like about this board, we genuinely care for those here even though we really don't know each other personally, there is a sense of concern for others.
Everyone I've met on the board has a special attitude toward others.
Wouldn't it be nice if this concern here would spread?
03-05-2019 07:11 PM
alfaloco Pantera, I'd like to offer you my sincere condolences on the loss of your mother in December. May the Lord comfort you and yours.
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