He is survived by his wife Nancy of 47 years, daughters Jill (Nikola) Babic and Kate (Steve) Perrotto and grandchildren Aleksandar, Emily and Leo Babic (who affectionately called him G-Pop).
Jim was born on December 11, 1946 in Orange, NJ to William and Katherine (Pape) Barnes and grew up in Maplewood, NJ with his sisters Cynthia (predeceased), Judith and Linda. He attended Columbia High School in Maplewood, NJ and continued his education at the University of Miami. He spent the bulk of his career in advertising and most recently was a logistics coordinator for chemical imports.
Jim was known for his collection of Hawaiian shirts, his love of Miami football, Duke Basketball and his ability to enjoy a nice glass of scotch. He loved his trips with Nancy which in recent years included London, Italy, Napa, Maine and many of their favorite beach destinations.
He continued to boogie board well into years that men shouldn’t be boogie boarding and loved fishing with his father’s handmade rods.
He enjoyed classic movies, James Bond, reading everything from Sherlock Holmes and Stephen King to Introduction to Buddhism. But above all, Jim enjoyed spending time with his family. Pizza nights, a years long tradition with family, were his favorite.
He will be dearly missed by all.