Rock on – Jimbo

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Jim, outside his apartment building in New York City – August 20,2000

On Monday of this week, one of my best friends – Jim Godfrey – died of complications from cancer. He and I had just talked on Wednesday of last week, when he told me the bad health news. The doctors told him he had 3-6 months, but could be as long as a year. Obviously, it took him much quicker. He was only 50, just weeks shy of his 51st birthday.

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Jim mid swing golfing at Nibley Golf Course – Jun 7, 2008

I first met Jim at Teltrust, a company we both worked at, in 1997. His tech skills were evident right away and we quickly became friends.

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Jim and Marty at Harry O’s in Park City – January 23, 2010

In those 15 years, we went to many concerts, listend to a lot of music, watched Jim play the guitar in a few bands, broke a few laws, drank a lot of Captain Morgan, played a lot of golf and did a ton of computer, IT and tech work.

But perhaps one of the greatest things Jim for me was to talk me into going to New York City to hang out with him for a week. I had just broken up with a girl [technically, she was the one who dumped me] who was supposed to go with me to New York. I was on the fence about not going when Jim said to me, “fuck it.. come to New York and we’ll have a good time.” And I did and it made 2000 one of my best years I’ve had.

I will miss Jim’s calls and his sense of humor.

Rock on, Jimbo.


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