August 5, 1960 - September 26, 2021
Grippa, James Jeremiah, “Jim,” age 61, of Holladay, UT passed away in ICU at St. Mark’s Hospital from COVID on September 26, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah. James was born August 5, 1960 in Wilcox, AZ. He called Colorado home but spent many years living in Utah and California. James loved the challenges of his work in the environmental consulting field as well as teaching safety awareness in everyday tasks. He made friends and connections wherever he traveled. James was gifted with sharp wit and comedy for every situation, even when in the hospital. Most remember James for his smile and big bear hugs. He loved being a father, teaching his boys the art of cooking in the kitchen and catching fish while camping. He volunteered his guidance with the Boy Scouts of America as well as many meals at various churches. James is survived by his sons Caelan Ronan and Liam Robert, mother Martha Ellis, father Robert P. Grippa, brothers Robert A. Grippa and Fred Grippa, sisters Nadine Grippa, Wendy Haley, Leona Elliott and Pauline Sandberg, best friend and life partner Karen Boerdam. James is also survived by nephews Vincent Grippa, Chase Grippa, Tony Grippa, Daniel Elliott, Jeffrey Sandberg, Ryan Sandberg and nieces Amanda Grippa, Deana Prue, Angela Elliott, Lacey Anderson, Martie Notestine. Due to COVID concerns, a celebration of life gathering is being planned in Spring/Summber of 2022. In the meantime, an open house with lunch will be held on October 9th at 11:00 am at 3103 E Craig Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84109 (LDS Church). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to James’ sons college fund for Caelan at https://gift.my529.org/6ZXNCW and for Liam at https://gift.my529.org/MQEHP5.
Grippa, James Jeremiah, “Jim,” age 61, of Holladay, UT passed away in ICU at St. Mark’s Hospital from COVID on September 26, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah. James was born August 5, 1960 in Wilcox, AZ. He called Colorado home... View Obituary & Service Information
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