In Memoriam: Jim Ringwood

Nov 27, 2002 12:00 PM


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Jim Ringwood, chairman emeritus of IRMA, has died of cancer on November 21, 2002.

Ringwood served continuously on the International Recording Media Association Board of Directors since he was first elected in 1981 representing the membership of Maxell Corp. of America. He was elected VP of IRMA in 1992, president in 1995, acting Chairman of the Board in 1996 and Chairman of the Board in 1997. He served on numerous committees in the association and was a strong advocate for enhancing the value of the trade association to the industry. He was also a longtime member and past president of the Vision Fund.

"Jim will always be remembered as a very kind and understanding gentleman, with a cheery attitude toward everyone and everything," said Charles Van Horn, IRMA president. "He was the consummate people person: genuinely interested in others and always willing to offer help. It was this generosity and empathy, both in spirit and in deeds, that will always set him apart. Jim's dedication to the industry and his good-natured spirit will be greatly missed.Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ringwood family."

Ringwood leaves behind his wife Maureen, son James III, daughter Kimberly Williams, son-in-law Jeffrey Williams, and grandchildren Matthew, Joseph and Patrick James Williams.

Because one of Jim's grandchildren has rheumatoid arthritis, the family has requested that those who wish may make donations in Jim's name do so to: The James J. Ringwood Jr. Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation Inc., c/o McCarthy, Fingar et al., 11 Martine Ave., White Plains, N.Y. 10606, Attention: John R. Parker, Esq.

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