September 13, 1942- February 11, 2019
Jim passed suddenly while enjoying vacation time in beautiful Matlacha Florida. Jim is survived by his loving wife Sharon and daughter Darci, brother Paul (Paulette) from Boiling Springs North Carolina, sister Nancy (Tom Kubiszyn) from Austin Texas, sister in-law Dolores (Carl Dux) of Cheektowaga, NY and pre-deceased by brother in-law Curtis Corbetta of Miller Lake. Jim was also uncle to seven nieces and nephews and many grand-nieces, nephews and cousins. Born in Buffalo NY, Jim attended the University of Buffalo, graduating with a Bachelor of Science. He taught high school math for several years before moving to Miller Lake in 1971 to help his wife Sharon and in-laws operate the family business, Summer House Park. Jim dedicated over forty years of his life as owner and operator of Summer House Park, building a vibrant business and vacation destination for generations of families. Jim loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed kayaking and biking. He was an avid traveller and loved to explore the many parks, trails and waterways in both the United States and Canada. He thoroughly enjoyed his vacation time in the winter months RVing with Sharon between Florida and Arizona. Jim always greeted people with a smile and has fostered many beautiful friendships throughout his life. He will be sadly missed by his family, friends and the many customers of Summer House Park. A celebration of life will take place in the spring. Donations in Jim’s memory may be made to the Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation, the Kidney Foundation or Heart and Stroke Foundation.