James Pazera, 54
on Sunday, April 26, 2009. Born in Bremerton, Wash., he was the first son to Eugene and Rose Mary Pazera. He is survived by his daughter, Sydney Pazera of Jamestown, father, Eugene Pazera in Colorado, and siblings, Judith Tekulve, Kenneth Pazera, Kathleen Koehn, and Patricia Gallardo in Colorado.
A graduate of Northeastern University, class of 1979, he received an electrical engineering degree and soon began working a long career with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport. Jim spent the next 30 years traveling the world and living life to the fullest. He loved history and was an avid sailor, volleyball player, softball player, and doting father.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, May 6, at Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., followed by a Celebration of Life.
Donations can be made in his name to the Newport Library or the Jamestown Historical Society.