Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Jim Henry, RIP

Late yesterday, Kenji Sugahara, Executive Director of OBRA sent out a sad, sad announcement:
Dear OBRA Community,

I am sad to say that Jim Henry passed away this afternoon two weeks after a cycling accident just outside his hometown of Salem. An OBRA racer in the past he was affectionately known as one-armed Jim. A very affable individual Jim was known for his caring nature and kindness. He was a teacher in the Salem school district. We will all miss you Jim.

I will pass on details of any service or whether flowers/condolences will be accepted as it becomes available.
Even those who did not race often saw him biking around Salem, in the bike shops, and around town.

Heartfelt condolences and thoughts to colleagues, students, friends, and especially to family.

(Image: Dave Roth)


Shannon said...

Mr. Henry was my sons favorite teacher. He was a great guy and will be missed.

Salem Breakfast on Bikes said...

Thanks. It's a great loss.

Friends and family have a site dedicated to him here. If you have stories, drop them a note.

Anonymous said...

it johnny jim son best friend jim well be miss and rip ben dad

Salem Breakfast on Bikes said...

The SJ has a lovely tribute and obituary today.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Henry was one of the coolest teachers if not the coolest teacher at crossler.its sad to hear he has passed on. I will remember him til the day i die. RIP Mr. Henry...