James Brassaw passed away February 10, 2020 at the age of 66. Jim was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He is survived by his wife Donna of nearly 35 years.
Jim was born in Easton, PA on June 19, 1953 and grew up in Phillipsburg, NJ.
He played football at Phillipsburg High graduating as a Stateliner in 1971.
He co-owned B&R Gunshop in Phillipsburg and worked for over 20 years in maintenance and welding at a few locations for Riegel Paper/James River. He worked at Sea Ray Boats after moving to Port St. John, FL in the mid-90’s with his family.
Jim was a loving son who brought his mother to Port St. John in recent years to be nearby.
Jim was a man for all seasons and seized every moment. He was an avid hunter, boater and fisherman throughout his life. Through the years he earned both pilot and scuba licenses. Using his broad spectrum of craftsmanship and inventiveness, there was no project he could not conquer. Jim brought joy to all experiences; shrimping on the Indian River, hunting in the Rockies with friends and his daughter Nikki, and visiting family across the U.S. Jim loved every moment spent with family, friends and the love of his life Donna.
In addition to his wife Donna, Jim leaves a son Kevin Lippincott (spouse Shayne), daughter Christie Lippincott, daughter Nikki Brassaw (fiancé Jonathan), 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
He is also survived by his mother Emily Brassaw, sisters Gail Clymer (spouse Stan Clymer Jr.) and Lori Brassaw Powell (spouse Garry), nephew Stan Clymer III and family, niece Madeleine Clymer, cousins Sherry Flippin and family, and the Gokey and Winter cousins.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Jim Brassaw’s name to Tunnels to Towers (https://tunnel2towers.org/).
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