James R. Loomis
- January 13, 2012
- Fort Wayne, Indiana
of James' Passing
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Sincere condolences to Terry & family. I just read of your father's passing. What a wonderful family he lead in Ft. Wayne. I know he will be missed dearly.
Posted by: Jackie - Cave Creek, AZ Aug 30, 2012
Miss you, dad. More than ever, now.
Posted by: Suzi Loomis - daughter Jul 06, 2012
To the Loomis Family:
I worked for Shirley and Jim for nine years, cleaning their Bermuda Dunes condo. I am so sorry to learn of Mr. Loomis' passing. I truly respected and admired him, his direct honesty and his dry sense of humor. He and Shirley treated me like family, and I think of them often, and with love.
God keep you all well,
Posted by: Carrie DeVoe - Bermuda Dunes, CA - housekeeper Apr 12, 2012
Dear Shirley, Suzy, Debbie, Michael, Terry, Tim, and Jon,
My deepest sympathies to all of you on the loss of your dear husband and your father, respectively. Though it has been many, many years since I‘ve seen Uncle Jim, I will always remember his great laugh. May fond memories of him comfort you and always make you smile.
Posted by: Kathy Rea - Altadena, CA - niece Mar 29, 2012
Terry Loomis and Family, I never had the opportunity to meet your father in person but I feel like I had the pleasure of meeting him through the love of his son Terry. Throughout our friendship Terry shared many stories about time spent with his father (Jim) growing up as a child, teenager and as an adult. I feel like I have had the opportunity to know Jim Loomis through Terry. I know your family’s loss is great and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. My condolences to you and your family.
Posted by: Dave Seder - Riverview, FL - Freind Jan 31, 2012
I love you dad. I always loved just being with you. From the time I was little I always loved just hanging out with you even though I didn't play golf. I loved the talks we had and the drives we took together and your corny jokes and especially your love of life and as Jon said, that infectious laugh of yours. You so loved life and helped everyone around you to love it. I miss you dad. I know you're not far away.
Posted by: Deborah Loomis Graham - Riverton, UT - daughter Jan 21, 2012
To the Loomis Boys,
I only met JR a couple times in his late years, and never had the opportunity to interact with him. But I've learned to "know" him through all the stories Timmy and Jim Glick have told over the years. I also get to "know" him every time I interact with one of you boys. What a blessing to have a father like that!
What a testament to his legacy the way your ENTIRE family and community came together
Posted by: Jim Villers - Senoia, GA - Family Friend Jan 20, 2012
Tim, Jon and Mike and the rest of your family,
I was sorry to learn of the passing of your Father. He was truly one tough man, I golfed with him several years ago shortly after he had been revived after "coding" and he was still quite the athlete after all of the health issues. He also accomplished more in his lifetime than most of us could in several lifetimes.
Posted by: Joey Christoff - friend of the family Jan 19, 2012
We remember Mr. Loomis as caring for those he emplyed at The Magnox Company. He would take the time to listento anyone who he spoke with.
I had the pleasure to travel back from NewYork with Mr. McAlister and Mr. Loomis on one occasion, he made the trip enjoyable wiith his stories and jokes.
I know he will be missed by his family, and those who knew him.
Terry And Sharon, our sincere condolences.
Nick & caryl Petrera
Posted by: Caryl & Nicholas Petrera - Hudson Oaks, TX - Employee Jan 19, 2012
Amy and Family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Please know we are all here for you. Lean on the Lord for strength during this difficult time and allow Him to carry your burdens.
All my love,
Posted by: Jennifer Sturgell - Deale, MD - friend Jan 19, 2012
On behalf of the Shady Side Parent Teacher Organization, I would like to express our deepest condolences to the entire family and many friends that Jim left behind. Amy is a very active and indispensable member of our organization, and we were very sad to hear of Jim's passing. Amy, you usually take care of all of us - wish we could find words to lift your troubles, sister. We are there with you in spirit.
Shady Side Elementary PTO
Posted by: Shady Side Elementary PTO - West River, MD Jan 19, 2012
Terry and family of James:
I am writing this for my mom, Freida(I am her daughter, Debi). She wishes so much to express her deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy during this saddened time in your life. As, my Dad, Frosty, passed on a few years back I too am thinking of you.
God Bless and heal your heart,
Freida and Debi (DeBolt)
Posted by: Freida DeBolt - Bluffton, IN - friend Jan 19, 2012
Dear Mike and Terry,
I was so saddened to hear of your dear father's passing. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers during this very sad and difficult time. You were blessed to have him for your father, and he was equally blessed having you as his sons...
Posted by: Linda Panyard Myers - Huntertown, IN - Childhood friend Jan 18, 2012
To the Loomis family: I worked for Jim in California and enjoyed his support and friendship. His life was full of accomplishment and success. My admiration for his objectivity,professionalism and fairness grew with each personal and professional interaction. He was a serious businessman who could often not take himself or others too seriously. I am personally saddened by his loss as I know all others who knew him are.
Posted by: vito brenna - Templeton, CA - I worked for Jim at Magnavox Jan 18, 2012
Jon and Jimmy
With our sympathy in the loss of your Dad and Jimmy's grandpa. Our thoughts and prayers to all the family during this difficult time.
Posted by: Joseph and Audrey Kucharski - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend Jan 17, 2012
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Posted by: Jimmy Jan 17, 2012
Jim was a great leader and conducted business with great integrity. My father who also worked at Magnavox in various positions for over 30 years had great respect and admiration for Jim. He told me that Jim had a great sense of family and looked out for the employees as though they were part of his family. While my father (Tom Coffee) died 19 years ago, I still find comfort today in the following quote:
"I know for certain that we
Posted by: Dave and Renee Coffee - Fort Wayne, IN - Friends of Tim and Doris Loomis Jan 17, 2012
I am very sorry for your loss my prayers are with your family, I know my brother Gary and my late dad Robert had many good times golfing with your family. Praying for the family. Linda Kelley Williams
Posted by: Linda Kelley Williams - West Chester, OH - Family Friend Jan 17, 2012
So many memories of a long term friendship.... golfing, "Dirty Dogs"Poker sessions, Parties at the Club, Dinner@ Shopoffs, Village Inn, Covington Bar and Grill and others , reading those "thousands" glennlevit e-mails--visiting in Palm Desert, and so much more------
Shirley,Suzanne, Deborah, Mike, Tim, Jon,Terry and all of the extended family-May you find peace in your fond remembrances of such a fine husband, father, and grandfather. Affectionally, Ken and Bev Maxfield
Posted by: Kenneth W and Beverly Maxfield - Fort Wayne, IN - Friends Jan 16, 2012
I have fond memories of Grandpa Jim trying to teach me how to golf. Key words there were trying. And even though I may have been a horrible golfer, I still loved spending that time with a man I very much respected and loved.
He is still, and will forever be, one of the smartest men I have ever met and I will miss him very much. Getting a letter from him was always a very exciting thing, because I knew
Posted by: Joe Huck - West Linn, OR - Grandson Jan 16, 2012
Terry & Family,
I am very sorry for your loss.
I knew your dad when he was President/CEO. I recall him stopping by PMI a few times to get a status on some part problem. He didn't just sit in his office to do his job and I respected him for that.
Posted by: Merle Brown - Fort Wayne, IN - Magnavox/Raytheon Employee, Ret Jan 16, 2012
Not only did I respect you, your life & your love of your family... I must say I enjoyed you equally. The sparkle in your eye, the smirk on your face & the laughter we mutually enjoyed are life lasting.
We will see each other again & I'm sure you'll still have the sparkle in your eye & smirk on your face. Don't take this wrong Mr. Loomis but I hope I don't see you for awhile.
You will be missed in the meantime!
Posted by: Steve Timmer - naperville, IL - friend of Tim Loomis Jan 16, 2012
I am sure, like me, many people are saying Jim Loomis was one of their best friends. His children are my best friends. And his friends are my best friends. Jim's legacy of being a true American will live forever in my heart.
I will never forget our family and friends golf trips to places all over the USA. The pool parties in his backyard, the meals we shared, the parties we attended, his love for the United States of America.
Posted by: Gary and Janelle Kelley - Hagerstown, MD - Great Friend Jan 16, 2012
My thoughts go out to the entire family. I think fondly of the Magnavox days and his leadership, which ensured we were very forward thinking. It's a priviledge to have known Jim and several members of the family. My heart goes out to you as you celebrate his life.
Posted by: Maribeth Welch - McKinney, TX Jan 16, 2012
My condolences to the family. I met Jim twice; he was a lovely man and I know his family will miss him. I thank him for his service to our country; may he rest in peace.
Posted by: Julie Boisseau - Victor, ID - Sister-in-law's step-father Jan 16, 2012
Not many men have had the opportunity to serve their country in two wars. Jim did just that, serving in WW II, and the cold war. Few will ever know the contributions he made in protecting our country while he was at the helm of Magnavox. Thanks to Jim and his generation the world is a safer place. He will be missed.
Posted by: Charles C. Garnette - Pensacola, FL - Business Jan 16, 2012
Jim is one of the most influential people in my life. He was a great business man, golfer and a great friend. I have attempted to carry on what Jim taught me and will never let go of what I have learned from him. Knowing Jim, he is still monitoring us from above.
Posted by: Scott Meyers - Big Sky, MT - co-worker Jan 16, 2012
Jim was one of a kind--he knew everyone I ever mentioned and even said he worked on the SR-71 when I mentioned that. We enjoyed every moment we were with him and Shirley and will always remember him as a true gentleman.
Posted by: Chuck and Joan Larson - Washington, DC - Friend Jan 16, 2012
Sue, Mike, Debbie, Terry, and Family,
I just wanted to express my sincere sympathy to you regarding the death of your Dad. I remember the good times we had growing up in Tanglewood in New Haven. Your Dad always seemed like a good person and an honorable man, one to be proud of. I know you will cherish the memories that you have of him for many years to come.
I am also sorry to hear that your Mother died at such an early age. We lost my Mom at age 52, much too soon for both of them.
Posted by: Bill Fisher - Phoenix, AZ - Former Neighhbor Jan 15, 2012
Jim was a dear friend. We will sorely miss him. I had the pleasure of playing golf with him during his playing years and then having lunches with him frequently in the desert. He was smart, fun and wonderful company. Our love to Shirley and his family. There was no one more interested or knowledgeable about sports. He was a good athlete also in his playing days. He also was a leader in politics and helped people like Dan Quayle and many others. We talked politics a lot. Talk about a good person. Love, Tom and Joye Railsback
Posted by: Tom Railsback - Meridian, ID - friend Jan 15, 2012
Dear Mike & family,
Your father was a great American and community leader. "They don't mak'em like that any more". God bless him, you and your family.
David & Patty Chase
Posted by: David Chase - Lakeland, FL - friend Jan 15, 2012
Think of him often. Helped me a whole lot in my career at Magnavox.
My sympathy to the family.
Posted by: John Connors - Hilton Head Isl, SC - Co-worker. & friend Jan 15, 2012
I went to many foreman club events with Mr Loomis. I worked for Magnavox from 1966 to 1991. I worked with Kris Agabekin and Bob Koserick.I am so sorry for your families loss. He was a wonderful person.
Posted by: Alice Luebke - Fort Wayne, IN - Co worker at Magnavox Jan 15, 2012
Thank you for spending time with me sharing all the stories about you father. He was a true visionary and pillar to this community. I know he will be missed. I will keep all of you in my prayers. With Respect Bob Jesch
Posted by: Bob Jesch - fort wayne , IN - funeral director Jan 15, 2012
I was so sorry to hear of your father' passing. He had such a personality, one that was truly bigger than life. The obituary was so interesting to me, as I knew very little of his background and of his many accomplishments. I hope you and your family our doing well. Please accept my sincere sympathy.
Mary Beth Convile
Posted by: Mary Beth Conville - Grand Rapids, MI - friend of family especially Tim Jan 15, 2012
Dear Tim & the rest of the family,
I never had a chance to meet your Father but, I know he was a great guy from the little bit I heard about him. I'm so sorry for your loss, I'm praying for everyone who has been affected by this. May God wrap his arms arund you & your family during this time of mourning.
Posted by: Emily Conville - Grand Rapids, MI - Friend Jan 15, 2012
Terry & Family, My Condolences, your father was a great man who touched many lives! He will always be remember for his contributions to industry and his family!
Posted by: Gary Kay - Palm Harbor,, FL - Former Employee Jan 15, 2012
I have many wonderful memories of working for this great man. He will always be Mr. Loomis to me. I have to admit, he scared me to death at times, but he could also make me laugh and always made me feel appreciated. I learned so much from him. He will forever be missed. My condolences to the entire Loomis family.
Posted by: Ellen Grimm - Fort Wayne, IN - Coworker Jan 15, 2012
Jim was a treasured friend of my father. My father worked with Jim at Magnavox in Torrance and worked for Jim at Magnavox in Ft. Wayne so the history ran deep. They shared a mutual admiration for each other. My father often said "I don't know where I'd be without Jim Loomis".
I adored Jim. He was a caring soul who helped me through some very trying times in my life. I valued the way he cared and the advice
Posted by: Cheryl (Burman) Bast - S. Elgin, IL Jan 15, 2012
I will miss Jim's big hugs and his slaps on the back that
almost knocked you over.I will miss you Jim not being
a big talker in the morning but didn'care if I rambled on
May you rest in peace now.
Posted by: Amy Boisseau - Annapolis, MD - step-daughter Jan 15, 2012