James “Jimmy” William Fixter

September 17, 1951 - October 14, 2022
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SOMERVILLE- James “Jimmy” William Fixter, 71, died on Friday, October 14, 2022. He was born on September 17, 1951 to the late Vivian and Joseph Fixter, Sr. in Kearny, N.J. Jimmy grew up in Spring Lake Heights NJ and was a graduate of St Rose High School. Jimmy was a graduate of Trenton State CollegeContinue Reading

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Mike Azzolino left a message on February 28, 2023:
Jim was a wonderful man. He had wonderful laugh and a thoughtful personality. His energy was contagious. We had many deep discussions and i and the group enjoyed them tremendously. God Bless
Robert Martin left a message on October 22, 2022:
In the spring of 1965, I was in 6th grade and Jim in the 8th at St. Catharine's. I had no Confirmation sponsor so Jim filled in. Our fathers knew each other as they were the same age and from Kearney. Sorry for your loss, Bob
Grace Sommers left a message on October 20, 2022:
Jim was a character in the truest sense of the word. Playing mah-jongg with him was always a treat, even when he tried to play a closed hand! I also had the pleasure to visit his new apartment, which was chock full of decor that spoke to his eclectic tastes. He was a great friend to my mom and to our entire family. Thank you, Jim, for being a part of our lives.
Joyce & Bill Deerr left a message on October 20, 2022:
Our thoughts & prayers to Jim’s family. We knew him from The Emporium & he will be lovingly missed by all. He was such a great guy, so easy going, always willing to share his knowledge of antiques & had a wonderful sense of humor. Rest In Peace Jim, we’ll miss you.
Emma Sommers left a message on October 18, 2022:
Jim was an incredible friend and a joy to know, not only for my mom, but our whole family. My memories of a particularly goofy and lovely dinner with Jim at Kleins will always bring a smile to my face.
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Robin and Dave Strough left a message on October 18, 2022:
We loved sharing the antique experience with Jim. We became fast friends working on Sundays, talking collectibles, and always laughing. I will miss you, Jimmy. See you on the other side.
Fran gottlieb left a message on October 18, 2022:
Jim was an inspiring teacher who had great compassion for his students. It was an honor to know him
bout Judith Holterhoff left a message on October 18, 2022:
I met Jim only one time. Being with this gentle gentleman made a difference. He was a true gift.
Roberta O'Neill Clayton left a message on October 16, 2022:
To the entire Fixter family I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. I really remember him from our growing up years. I tried looking him up last year to no avail. I have the rest of the family in my prayers.
Chris Bisbing left a message on October 16, 2022:
My sincere condolences to Jim’s biological family, as well as the family of friends, co-workers, fellow dealers and all of the humans who have shone in Jim’s light. I am blessed to have met Jim as a fellow dealer through the Burlington Emporium and shared many conversations about our latest finds, great sales, and life’s journey. May you Rest In Peace, my friend!
Bob Murphy left a message on October 16, 2022:
Dear Fixter family I graduated from Saint Rose with Jimmy and became friends with him our senior year I spent the summer if 1969 with him at the seminary in Woodmont Connecticut as we tried to decide if that was the life for us I left in August to go to college. He left sometime later I tried but was unable to maintain contact with him I have warm memories of his intelligence and humor I am sorry for your loss Sincerely Bob Murphy
Janet Reilly left a message on October 16, 2022:
I worked with Jim at Habitat for Humanity as a volunteer. He made each day a joy. I only hope that I can be as warm and caring as Jim was. His spirit will live on.
Mary Kay Gibson left a message on October 16, 2022:
"To know him was to love him" Knowing Jim from the Antique Emporium. He was truly a pleasure to work with, his mid-century modern style was spot on. The last chat we had involved how terrible he felt. Well, Jim, you are all better now, fly high my friend, I'll remember you forever ♥.
Dale Anne Bourjaily left a message on October 16, 2022:
Heartfelt condolences.
Andy and Stacy left a message on October 16, 2022:
Sending our prayers and thoughts. May your wonderful memories help you at this time ?
Nicole DeMato left a message on October 16, 2022:
So upsetting that you are gone, thank you for being my mom’s funny coworker and friend <3
Lindsey Parte left a message on October 16, 2022:
Mr. Fixter was one of the first teachers I met when I was a Rutgers student in the Graduate School of Education, tutoring and substitute teaching at Lincoln Elementary. I later had pleasure of being a colleague and fellow special education teacher at Lincoln. Mr. Fixter was the glue to the school community, always with a good laugh and great sense of humor! He made learning fun and truly cared for each student. One of my favorite memories was this time of year when he dressed up as a ghost with several students who didn’t have Halloween costumes. May you Rest In Peace, Mr. Fixter. You left a positive imprint on everyone who was lucky to know you.
Michelle Bernard left a message on October 16, 2022:
I knew Jim for a long time. He was like no one else and yet found a way to relate and connect with so many. He soaked up the world around him and always wanted to experience more. He was dedicated to the students he taught . He always stayed true to who he was and it was a man honor to know him. I will miss him very much
Kimmie Solano left a message on October 15, 2022:
Jim you were such sweet soul! I will miss you so much! Thank you for always being such a sweetheart! I will always remember the day we met at the restore on my first day, you welcomed me with open arms. I will never forget you!
Colleen Fry left a message on October 15, 2022:
Our ReStore family lost a very special member. Jim's heart for serving others was unsurpassed. He was sure that everyone who worked, volunteered, shopped or donated, was made to fell welcomed and appreciated. He loved to share his knowledge of vintage items especillay lamps. Jim, truly was one of kind, a true friend. We will miss his laughter and his jokes. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones. Until we meet again Jim, Colleen Fry Raritan Valley Habitat ReStore Manager
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Kathy DeChellis left a message on October 15, 2022:
We will miss you so much at the restore. It was always a great day when Jim showed up! You were wonderful and fun to talk antiques and art with, But we never had time to go down south Jersey to you antique booth. I will always miss you! Love you, Kathy
Karen Baralecki Logan left a message on October 15, 2022:
I have such fond memories teaching with Jim the 6 years I co-taught at Lincoln School with him, after a year as his student teacher. I learned so much from him, a lot of what I still use in my current classroom. He had such a huge heart and such a great sense of humor! Our students loved Mr. Fixter and, I’m sure, will never forget the impact he had on them!
Zakkiyya Barnes left a message on October 15, 2022:
I remember him being a great man with great intentions. Thank you for being the kind and caring teacher that you were.
Susan Williams left a message on October 15, 2022:
When the light returns to its source, it takes nothing of what it illuminated. -Rumi
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