Condolence & Memory Journal

Only just now hearing of Jim's passing, so I googled for more info and found the truly wonderful and remarkable writing by daughter Katherine. It brought back memories of being a Bear in Franconia/Bethlehem and times in Concord, and Stowe, with RB Nix, Richard Kirk, Jack Searles, Dave Cook and, of course, the Kubiks. My heart goes out to Carol and the family. Weren't you blessed to have his vital presence so long!

Posted by Bonnie Billings - Vero Beach FL and Stowe VT, FL - Friend   February 13, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I will always remember my wonderful times at the Dwyer home and Jim's interest in what each of us was doing. He was a formidable man but always made time to be right there in the room. The entire Nessen family is thinking of you all.

Posted by Julie Nessen Davidson - Concord, MA - Friend   February 10, 2021

I will miss Jim, his quietness, yet you knew he was there. The excitement of him taking in the glider. His excellent turkey soup the day after Thanksgiving. Our many Thanksgiving in Concord. I will never forget the day I told him that we were to fast from meat until Khira was born. And he said okay. No questions asked. We believed strongly in the Trinity and praying. And I loved him for that. He was a man who loved life, God, family, friends. I will see you in heaven my friend.

Posted by Lavall Mitchell-Brown - Randolph, MA - Family Friend   February 07, 2021

Jim and Carol hosted me many Saturday nights at their ski home. Their hospitality ensured that I'd be well rested and could safely soar on Sunday. We all enjoyed skiing so our dinner conversation sometimes turned to our mutual, extreme enjoyment of our family skiing adventures. Later that night, when I turned the bunkhouse light off, I'd imagined the fun and games his kids had growing up in that vast room.
Jim's many, many good deeds insure him a special place in many hearts. RIP Jim.
My deep condolences to Carol and the Dwyer family.

Posted by Steve Sovis former US - Marblehead, MA - Friend   February 06, 2021

I carry so many wonderful memories of Jim and the friendship my parents shared with Jim and Carol. One of my earliest is a sleep over with the Dwyer kids and Jim playing guitar for us before bed. Jim's intellect, many talents and earnestness were admirable, and his quiet strength inspiring. Sending love to the Dwyer clan! My deepest sympathies.

Posted by Anne Herrick - Seattle, WA - Friend   February 06, 2021

My condolences to all the Dwyer's. May you have peace.

Posted by Stephen Popper - Naples, FL - Family   February 06, 2021

I first met Jim when, as a freshman at MIT, I decided to join the swimming team and become a diver. Jim was on the diving team and helped me learn to dive. We dove together thru out our years at MIT. Upon graduating from MIT, a group of 12 of us decided to form a ski club in Franconia, New Hampshire called the Boomer ski Club. While I was a beginner, Jim was one of the best skiers on Canon Mountain. During ski season, Jim and I used to sing and play guitar at the Horse & Hounds Inn every Saturday evening. This went on for about 10 years. Eventually, we all got married, had kids and bought vacation homes near Canon Mountain. As a private pilot, I used to fly with Jim often, our planes in formation.

Our lives have been joined for years and I considered Jim among my best friends. I will miss him and think of our good times together forever.

Posted by Doug Sullivan - Saratoga, CA - Family Friend   February 06, 2021

Heart felt condolences to Carol and to the Dwyer family. My how he loved to fly his aircraft, I think he found true solace above and next to the White Mountains. Franconia airport would not be there today without his support. He will be missed in many places.

Posted by Terry Terrell - Burlington, VT - Friend   February 05, 2021

It was my pleasure to know Jim, for many years, thru Franconia Soaring. I towed him up for many of his cross country adventures, often leaving us to wonder "where's Jim". I remember one flight of several hours up to, and possibly over Canada, and return down over Vermont. My wife, Joan, enjoyed her walks and talks with Carol while we were at the field.
Our condolences to Carol and the family at this sad time.

Posted by Donald Lockwood & Joan Cormier - Laconia, NH - Friend   February 05, 2021

"Jim was one of the founding members of the Franconia Soaring Association and his advocacy pulled the rest of us along. He was very generous with his time and expertise. He will be missed. Best to his sweet lady Carol.
Ed Gaffey fellow member, Burlington, MA Feb 5, 2021

Posted by Edward Gaffey Gaffey - Burlington, MA - Friend   February 05, 2021

My condolences to Carol and the Dwyer family. I knew Jim for many years while flying with the Greater Boston and Franconia Soaring Clubs. Many good memories of gathering in Franconia with Jim and Carol. Love and peace to you.

Posted by Helen Costello - BRISTOL, ME - Friend   February 05, 2021

I was introduced to Jim Dwyer by a mutual friend about 60 years ago. We both were MIT graduates and had many mutual interests: skiing, whitewater kayaking, sailing and hiking. We became fast friends, and we both married within a week of each other. Our wives each gave birth to her first child also within about a week of each other too. A fast friendship between our two families quickly developed, and lasted over our lifetimes.

Jim was one of the smartest people that I had ever known. He had an insatiable quest for knowledge in a wide range of technical and non-technical fields. You could ask him a question about almost anything, and he could give you an expansive reply. He was a talented woodworker, an instrument-rated private pilot, a skilled glider pilot (who said that soaring was like three-dimensional kayaking!), and a skilled ocean sailor. In addition, he had a life-long interest in music, and an aptitude for playing musical instruments. He played the flute and the guitar, which he enjoyed playing while leading group sing-alongs..

Jim was a close personal friend with whom I had shared many wonderful experiences. He enriched the lives of all who knew him, and we all will miss him greatly.

Posted by Bob Craven - Easton, NH - Family Friend   February 05, 2021

Jim has been a part of my life my entire life--along with Carol and all the Dwyers. Campfire singing, skiing, canoe trips, hikes, and of course Thanksgiving dinners and tons of pies--my images of these always include Jim with a warm grin or a contemplative look. A Renaissance man indeed. We send all our love to the entire, wonderful, Dwyer clan.

Posted by Julie Craven - Cambridge, MA - Friend   February 03, 2021

Jim was a generous mentor and energetic source of insights & ideas. Part of the original fabric of Millipore. Enjoyed running into him in Concord later.
Heartfelt condolences to his family.
Tony Lucas, coworker, Pawleys Island,SC, Jan. 27, 2021.

Posted by Tony Lucas - Pawleys Island, SC - Coworker   January 27, 2021

Jim was one of the foundations of Millipore; a great inventor and contributor over many years. We do remember him well. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Tod & Anne Russell, Poole, UK

Posted by Tod Russell - Poole - Coworker   January 26, 2021

God will welcome you with open arms your many talents will keep you busy on earth as it is in heaven.

Posted by Kevin Looney - North Palm Beach, FL - Friend   January 26, 2021

I was #12 at Millipore. Jim was there. Always a friend and mentor. I will miss him
E J Jones

Posted by EJ Jones - Palm Coast, FL - Coworker   January 26, 2021

We'll miss you very much Jim. Love/Anna-Karin & Ingolf

Posted by Ingolf Elmhammar - Göteborg, Sweden - Coworker   January 25, 2021

So sorry to hear about Jim, one of a large circle of ski friends from Cannon (though Carol skated!) My thoughts and wishes to you all. Love to Carol.
Cynthia Borghesani, one of the Bears

Posted by Cynthia Borghesani - Gloucester, MA - Friend   January 23, 2021