Jim Travers of Richmond, Va., died there suddenly Dec. 31, 2011, at the age of 59.
Born in Brooklyn to James Francis and Mary Edith Travers, he was raised on Long Island and attended Chaminade High School and Pace University.
He loved sports and music and was passionate about life, according to family members, and especially enjoyed summers spent at the family’s home in Southold.
Predeceased by his father, Mr. Travers is survived by his mother; his children, James, Amber, Heather, Rick, Stacey, Lundy and Jesse; his sisters, Kathleen, of Southold, Barbara, of Seattle, Wash., and Janet O’Malley of Highland, Calif.; his brother, Bob, of Asheville, N.C.; and two grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, heart.org.