About my Fundraiser
My father, Jim recently passed away. I would like to share his obituary to give you a sense of what a special man he was and how many lives he has touched.
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James R. Scanlan-“Jim” of Greensboro NC
Jim, 65, peacefully arrived at his Heavenly Home on Saturday, January 28, 2012. Following a long brave battle with Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD), his last days were spent with the loving care of The Hospice Home of Burlington, NC. Jim was born in Rochester, New York on January 14, 1947 to the late Doris and John Scanlan. He was a graduate of Aquinas High School, Corning Community College and received his Bachelor’s Degree from RIT. Jim served with the National Guard. He was a successful salesman for Signode Corp. and Industrial Packaging Supplies. Jim loved the daily challenge of doing his best and his big smile, twinkling blue eyes and firm hand shake left a lasting impression on everyone he came in contact with. He enjoyed music and dancing right up to his final days. He was a very loving and encouraging father that raised four children -Toby Benjamin Scanlan, Courtney Brooke Greene (Joey), Tayloire Bliss Queen (Tony) and Jordan Burritt Scanlan (Adrian). “Grandpa Golf” was loved by his six Grandchildren - John Anthony and Patrick Queen, William and Weston Greene, and Jacob and Lyla Scanlan. Following his retirement, he found great joy in spending quality time with his special friend Laura Mann. Jim, always a lover of nature, enjoyed walking with his faithful poodle Shiloh in Hamilton Lakes and other Greensboro parks. Jim never met a stranger. He took great pleasure in viewing beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Favorite pastimes included a lifelong talent for both bowling and golfing. His caregivers at Heritage Greens and The Brian Center of Yanceyville will truly miss him. He is survived by brothers Bill Scanlan of California and Tom Scanlan of Florida; his loving sister Joanne of New York and youngest sister Doreen Scanlan. Jim was hopeful that a cure would be found during his lifetime and the family continues to believe that it is in the near future.
May you always walk in sunshine
May you never want for more
May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door