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#1 Jynx


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Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:22 PM

VERY SAD NEWS: (message I received re: Jim Strealy)

My name is Mike Strealy. I am the nephew of Jim Strealy (OzoneJim). I'm contacting you because I saw that he was a facebook friend of yours. I am sorry to tell you that Jim passed away early this morning (Saturday). He apparently had some kind of accident while flying out at Lake Yosemite. He somehow fell in the water and was not found for 30 ...
minutes or so. He was revived but later passed at the hospital. I know how much he loved kite flying and liked and respected the whole kite flying community. Please pass this information on to any that you wish. You can also contact me if you would like more information.
Mike Strealy

Jim Strealy.jpg Like the invisible breeze... though unseen, you will always be with us!

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:01 AM

Oh no.......that is terrible news!!!!!!
I'd only met Jim a few times but those short times together generated lots of laughs and smiles.

Rest easy Jim!!!!!!!!

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:04 AM


I flew with Jim in my heart this past Sunday, thought of him often, grateful for his life.

Known him since I was a pup, and never ONCE did I see anything negative come from him regardless of the situation.

A clean (and huge) heart, a true kite lover (all kinds), a good man who will be dearly missed by many.

Thanks for sharing the news Mike, I hope the love Jim had in the kiting community is flowing to the family.

I am sorry for your loss.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:28 PM

 I am so sorry.  I had only just met Jim at KP this year.  I liked him very much.  Here is the picture I took of him there. 

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:29 AM

A good man who will be missed by all, my heart goes out to the family...... Ben

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