Graduating from Pocono Mountain High School, the University of Pittsburgh, and George Washington University's School of Law, he was an inspiration to many. As a lover of different cultures and ecology, James "Jimmy" spent three months studying ecosystems in Tanzania in his early twenties. After expanding his already vast knowledge of nature, he returned to Pittsburgh to finish school and work his way towards a position in Washington, D.C., assisting the U.S. Navy in correcting a tragic situation involving unexplained deaths of Caribbean whales. Always looking to challenge himself, Jimmy went on to study law, graduating at the top of his class. Jimmy then returned to Pittsburgh to pursue a career as an attorney. He worked tirelessly to make his dreams a reality and always left everyone that knew him asking the same question, "Where does Jimmy find the time to accomplish all of this?" He was unforgettable to anyone who had the good fortune of meeting him. Jimmy is survived by his mother, Margaret; his father, James; his siblings, Matthew and Megan; Matthew's wife, Rebekah; and his step-fathers, John and Mark; numerous cousins; and countless friends.