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Discussion: We have lost another great person

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May 1, 2014
Mark 44
Men's 60
56 posts
We have lost another great person
Jim Hellam passed yesterday after a long battle. He played for the Old A's/Omen. Jim touched many lives, both on & off of the softball field. RIP Jim......
May 1, 2014
the wood
1087 posts
I've known Jim for 10 years or so and have always had a great deal of respect for him... both as a player and a person.
Whether his team was 20 up, tied or 20 down Jim was always the same guy... intensely competitive but extremely affable. I find this to be a rare combination.
He will definitely be missed.
Bob Woodroof
May 2, 2014
softball#2
1 posts
"Man is condemned to be free. Condemned because he did not create himself, yet is nevertheless at liberty, and from the moment he is thrown into this world he is responsible for everything he does" - SARTRE. There is an incredible bond after 13 years between teammates who become brothers and close friends. Jim was exceptional in celebrating individual uniqueness and competition all the while knowing that triumph was in team effort. Jimmy moves on to join AC Linde also from the Old'A's to the Big Team in the heavens. Close friends are precious in life.
Jesse Martinez,Old A's teammate
May 2, 2014
DoubleL10
Men's 65
834 posts
I had the pleasure of playing on the Old A's with Jim on several occasions over the years. Jim was an intense competitor who gave his best all the time. AND a true gentleman on and off the field.
May 2, 2014
Ritt 357
2 posts
Jim was my road roommate for 14 years while traveling the U.S.A. seeking out our opponents/friends. He truly was a fierce competitor and the life of the dugout wherever he went. Those across the country who know Jim will have fond memories of him to share. I will miss him greatly! - Mike Rittenhouse OMEN/Old A's
May 2, 2014
fever
9 posts
i'm so saddened to hear of jim's passing.great ballplayer.all the men on the old a's,and omens clubs were excellent ballplayers and class acts.he will be missed by many.say hi to ac for me.always wanted to play with you all on the old a's but ya always stayed a couple years away.we'll miss you jim. vern fowler
May 12, 2014
StevenL.Imlay
Men's 60
75 posts
Jim will be missed. Class act on and off the field and a very special person!!! He was an inspiration to us all!!
SLi
May 12, 2014
Tim Millette
499 posts
Jim was definitely positive energy in every group setting he attended.
Parties, Games, BP, or just happening to run into him on the streets, I always enjoyed our time together.

I got to know his son John trough my step daughter Amanda. She to was saddened to hear the news.

My heart goes out to all those he continues to touch..

To his Old A's clan..I am sorry for your great loss
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