The Passing of Jim Awad

17 10 2009

I found out yesterday that Jim Awad had passed away. Jim was one of the founding members of FINE.

I never did get to know Jim well. In recent years he came to meetings, would be there for the introductions, say hello and then leave shortly after. I would wonder why. I now see in reading his obituary that he was a member of the Westport Y’s Men. They meet at the same time as FINE.

It was always good to see him. I appreciate the fact that he would take the time to stop by and say hello.

Sam Wexler, another of the originals, had this to say about Jim.  “Jim did a lot of volunteer work and was always helping people find opportunities with other people. I remember he was always talking about Save The Children. Good guy!”

Jim’s obituary can be found at

We will miss you Jim. Thanks for getting FINE going 16 years ago so we can all benefit from being part of it today.




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