Jim was a lifelong learner with an unusually curious nature. He exhibited a passion for all things technology-related, loved travel adventures with his wife, and enjoyed spending time outdoors whenever possible.
Jim received his education at the University of Arizona and Pennsylvania State University where he earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering as well as an MS in Nuclear engineering. Early in his career, while at Westinghouse Astronuclear lab, he was involved in development of a nuclear rocket program for the U.S. government, followed by the design and construction of numerous nuclear power plants in the United States and overseas while with Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation.
Jim will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Marene, his daughter, Laura, his son, Matt, his grandchildren Ethan, Parker, Keller, and Ella, as well as his sister Kathy, and brothers Andy, Billy, and John.