April 9th, 1952 - August 31st, 2019
James D. Bridge, age 67 of Hamilton, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2019. Born in Chadron, Nebraska, to Donald and Phyllis (Mahlendorf) Bridge, Jim graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1974 with a degree in Computer Science and worked 45 years in information technology supporting scheduling systems, a career which moved him to Washington state and Texas before bringing him to Ohio in 1985.
Jim was a man of great faith whose lifelong passion was for others to encounter the love of God during their earthly stay, leading to a salvation experience for eternity. He was committed to discipling believers in their Christian walk and to that end enjoyed preaching, teaching, and leading small group fellowships in Bible studies and discussion.
Deeply devoted to his family and friends, Jim consciously maintained relationships and delighted in reconnecting with people from every stage of his life and ministry. A sports enthusiast, Jim loved watching and talking baseball and football with his sons and their friends, passionately supporting the Seattle Seahawks long after he moved away from the Pacific Northwest. A lifelong love of fireworks made each 4th of July holiday a multi-day celebration with family, great music, food, and an abundance of explosives. He loved working on his property with his faithful four-legged friends by his side.
Jim is survived by his spouse of 39 years, Elaine, sons Brian Bridge, Mark (Sarah) Bridge, Kevin Bridge, granddaughter Chloe Garrett, mother Phyllis Bridge, sister Diane (Jack) Bridge, brother-in-law Curt Seiders and their families. He is preceded in death by his father Donald Bridge and sister Nancy Seiders.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home, 1350 Millville Avenue, Hamilton, Ohio, followed immediately by a memorial service at 7:00 PM at the same location with Rev. Sam Darla officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Lighthouse Food Pantry, New Life Mission, or King Jesus Faith Center.
Lighthouse Food Pantry
C/o Rev. Sonny Hurd
626 Ridgelawn Ave.
Hamilton, OH 45013
New Life Mission
415 Henry St.
Hamilton, OH 45011
King Jesus Faith Center
c/o Rev. Sam Darla
4301 Lighthouse Ln.
|Elaine, my deepest condolences and sympathies to you and your family.|
|Elaine I remember Jim just as it is written and both you so kind to us. We love you and your boys May you your family be comforted with much love in the days to come Sincerely Debbie and Ej Cook|
|I am deeply sorry to hear this. We love you.|
|Diane and Jim were friends of mine growing up in Wagner, SD. I have a lot of good memories that included him. I remember him as such a good guy with a big heart. I will be thinking of you and your family as you deal with your loss. ??|
Janice & Allen
|Elaine & family -Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim will be missed by all that knew him and loved him.|
|My heartfelt condolences on your loss, Diane. My thoughts are with Jim’s family during this difficult time...|
Joyce D Kucera
|I have been struggling for something to say to try to express my deepest sympathies. I have so admired the life you all have lived and the strength you have shown. Gods love is surrounding you all as well as all your friends and family. Sending you all prayers and love-- Joyce Kucera|
|Pastor Sonny pushed my head down in the water and Jim helped me back to my feet. Jim sure left an imprint in my memory. Lord comfort his beautiful wife Elaine, & Sons, Mark, Kevin, and Brian. Jim is so fondly remembered, and what a legacy!|
|Dear Elaine and boys, so very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a great man of faith and will be missed by all! Praying for the Lord’s comfort in the relationship he had with his Heavenly Father and the joy he is experiencing right now!! God be with you all today and always!! Love and prayers Wayne and Lynnette|
Mike & Kathy Hubbard
|Elaine and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Jim was a great man. I learned a lot from him while at The Lighthouse. We enjoyed the times at your house for game night with all. Of the achurch family. RIP JIM. YOU WILL BE MISSED.|
|My sister Elaine & boys, I have always kept your family in my heart! Jim shined always for OurJESUS! Please hug the boys for me! Great memories with Jim! 937-746-5136 In Christ, Bro.Ron|
|So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He and I worked together at AK Steel and he was always there to help me 'understand' EDI issues and concerns. My deepest sympathy at your loss!|
|Thinking of you and your family, so very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband.|