Condolences for James Adam Lahren

Eugene Brumfield posted on 8/26/08

To Mary Lou and family,


Danielle Donaphin posted on 8/27/08

I am saddened by the news of Jim's father's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the Lahren family. May he rest in peace.


Carole Schnall posted on 8/28/08

My thoughts are with you today. Your comfort will come in the days ahead when you share your memories with loved ones. With deepest sympathy. Carole


The Maleeny Family posted on 8/30/08

Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


mukth posted on 8/30/08

my deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. may he rest in peace,


Michelle Asiano posted on 8/30/08

What a beautiful life! Much love to the Lahren family.


John Popovich posted on 12/31/08

I just learned of Jim's passing. Jim was a true friend and colleague, in fact, he recruited me to work at Buffalo State. He was an excellent role model for me early in my career. We are all saddened by his passing and our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family.


ken Stolls posted on 9/2/08

We are deeply saddend by your loss. While we did not personally know James Sr, we know James Jr very well... and such, was made aware of his wonderful father and family. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Lena & Ken Stolls


Sophia Ho posted on 9/3/08

My deepest sympathy and condolences for Marylou and family. Jim was a true professional with sharp mind, a big heart and good humor. His big smile and positive attitude brightened every situation. His generous guidance helped me through my first years at ADB in 1993/4. We spent interesting and challenging times together on mission to Pakistan. I remembered he once took me and Alam to one of his favorite carpet dealers in Islamabad. He showed me an absolutely beautiful old carpet for $80, which he negotiated and told me I should buy it (he could not possibly find any more space in his home). I declined. He sighed and said to me, “Sophie, you are too young.” I did not understand nor agree back then. Now, I do and regret badly. I still imagined sometimes how it would be like having that runner in my home…. I am very blessed that our lives crossed though briefly. May Jim rest in peace and his kindness continue to live on.


Bob Dawson posted on 9/3/08

I am saddened to hear of Jim's passing. I knew him as a mentor and friend in his days at the Asian Development Bank in Manila.


Johanna Cox-Littrell posted on 8/24/08

Jim and the rest of the Lahren family, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that you are able to find solace in each other right now.


Dian Prijomustiko posted on 9/4/08

Dear Mrs. Lahren, My deepest sympaties, thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Mr. Lahren dedicated to education in Indonesia for years. May he rest in peace forever in the bosom of the Lord. Dian SP


Joe & RosemarieSkroski posted on 8/23/08

One of the blessing in my life was meeting Jim and MaryLou. Jim was like a brother to me in Jarkata and made my years in Indonesia enjoyable. We shared a lot in common and I will never forget our experiences. Joe Dear Marylou, How can I tell you how sorry Joe and I both are to hear about Jim. It seems that time had stood still for us, since we saw you. Joe had just had his surgery for lung cancer and Jim was doing well at that time. You were both so hospitable to us and we have never forgot what a wonderful time we had with the two of you. Jim had asked me to promise him that we would come back again and stay longer, and we never did. Mostly, because Joe never retired, so whenever we were headed south, we had a time limit. But, we always said we were going to surprise you one day and come. I am so sorry that we are too late. Last time we talked, he was doing good and you were expecting to go back to Jakarta. I really thought you had. Marylou, you have our deepest sympathy and love. Rosemarie


Arie posted on 9/5/08

Mrs. Lahren and family, I am very proud of him, he is a wise, calm, very kind and hardworker boss. I assist him as a temporery secretary in preparing PCR for Higher Education Project under ADB Loan. My deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Dine Racoma posted on 9/3/08

Hello, Mrs Lahren my condolences to you and your family. Mr Lahren has been a great inspiration to us who worked with him--we always remember him as the family man in our group in the education division in adb. for him, family was always first. he is a man of few words, yes, but despite that he always had a word or two to speak of that held meaning. he is a great man, indeed. God bless you and your family, and may Mr Lahren rest in peace, forever in the bosom of the Lord.


Gerry van der Linden posted on 9/7/08

Jim and I worked together for several years in the 1980s in ADB's education division. I came to know him as a fine professional and a great human being. My condolences to MaryLou and his children and grandchildren. Jim will never be forgotten. Gerry


Judith & Roger Stone posted on 8/24/08

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


Karla Manzella posted on 9/21/08

Dear Lahren Family, Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult days. I loved Mr. Lahren very much and can only imagine how much you all will miss him. God bless you, Karla


Stephanie (Berreth) Weiser posted on 8/24/08

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Jim. My father, Mike Berreth, was a brother to Jim's mother. I pray for strength and peace for you and your family during this difficult time. Stephanie


Douglas Testori posted on 8/25/08

To MaryLou and the rest of the Lahren family, I was saddened to hear of Jim's passing. It was my pleasure to help care for him, and it was also my pleasure to get to know all of you. Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. Sincerely, Doug Testori


Eugene Brumfield posted on 8/26/08

To Mary Lou and family, I've known Jim, my brother-in-law since 1955. We drove batch trucks helping build interstate highway's near Valley City, ND in 1956. I knew him as a practical joker who delighted in trying to get me in trouble, and he kept it up even in '06 at his daughter's wedding in Napa valley. Oh yes, he still tried. Over the years, we, Betty(his sister), and I would see him and he'd have gifts for us. For Betty it was loose gem stones, for me something he thought I would like. I remember seeing him on his visits to his parents, walking up to his mother, placing his hand on her shoulder and gently squeeze, with love and care. Betty and I were there thru most of July, helping Mary Lou and caring for him, and even though we knew it was a matter of time, I am so glad that we went to see him one last time. To Mary Lou and children, my love and prayer's are with you.


Jeff & Lisa Brumfield posted on 8/26/08

MaryLou & Family, We were saddened by the news of Jim's passing and would like you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers.