In Memory

Jim Yakes

Jim Yakes



 
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08/23/09 12:24 PM #1    

Janice Lynn Cummins (Saville)

I am sorry to see that Jim has passed. He always made me laugh. He used to sit behind me in Mrs. Kohler's english class and he would always talk to me. Mrs. Kohler would get so frustrated with everyone because the class as a whole was never quiet. She would always say something to Jim about being quiet and then she would go over to the switch and flick the lights on and off. Everyone would continue to talk anyways and Jim would say something funny to Mrs. Kohler and get her laughing. I am sorry that he is no longer with us and my thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family. I am sure he is sadly missed.

10/17/11 12:43 AM #2    

Don Lee

Jim Yakes was a very good friend of mine throught high school. We were involed in track and cross country teams together along with Jim Brown, Allan Gentry, Roger Solinger, and many others which I dont remember how to spell thier last names at this time. one time we jogged from dbn hgts. all the way to Canada and crossed the bridge. Of course we decided to call a parent to pick us up. Jim was a very comical friend as he always had an old song or jokes to brighten our day. wish he was still here.  forever fond memories,Oonald Lee.


08/10/12 07:44 PM #3    

Jim Brown

You forgot Dave Schmeer who is Brighten now. I saw Dave at an Arts Beats and Eats the last year it was in Pontiac (after the reunion).  Doesn't seem to want to get into the mischief we used to then again neither do I although I still enjoy a good time or party.
Don, remember the last time we saw Jim? He wanted to start running again. Those were the fun times. I wonder if us __ old men can still run? Yes, I just realized today that I may be getting old. Guess it's getting time to settle down but everyone says I still look so young. I can't figure out why I haven't grayed as fast as the rest of you? (Except Gary Andrewsiack JK)  
The one thing I remember most was that when Jim lived in North Dearborn Heights we could go there any time in the morning (1-2-3) and Jim would still be up with the lights on partying.
I also remember all the chess games we used to play there with Debbie, Lori and Ellen while listening to the Rolling Stones (?Sympathy For The Devil) and Hendrix (All Along The Watch Tower).  Yates had a good record collection.

Jim Yates personal song "They're going to put me in the movies. They're going to make a big star out of me. All I have to do is (Hmmm, I don't think he used act naturally)"? Help me out Don.

Hmmm, at 61 I some times wonder who chose the order in which we leave this place. Guess I really know the answer now that I'm older and think about it.
Rest in pease brother, you don't have to think about it any more.

You and Roger let me know when you think you can beat me around the block and I'll Give Dave a call also.


08/14/12 08:36 PM #4    

Frank Wilk

MRS.KOHLER'S HOMEROOM 10-11-& 12 10 THE END OF THE ALPHABET. WITH JIM, WHAT YOU SEE WAS WHAT YOU GOT. HE WAS ONE OF A KIND...A GOOD KIND.

 

MAY GOD RECEIVE YOU INTO  INTO HIS KINDOM 

FRANK WILK


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