He was husband of Renate Olsen.
Jim is a late retired system manager for Honeywell Bull and is remembered for his dedicated work for the Friends of Recycling in Wellesley.
He leaves his children Eric-Nils of Framingham, Karl-James of Brookline and Jason Lars and his wife Lisa of Wellesley; his grandchildren Nils, Tristan, Lars, Lili Olsen and Jake Giberson; his siblings Marilyn Ockenholt and Claude Olsen, both of Castleton, N.Y.; his sisters and brother-in-law Dr. Hannelore Wilfert and her husband Dr. Karl Moschner, Ursula MacAffer and her husband Kenneth, Inge Eley, Peter Wilfert and his wife Birute; and his nieces and nephews.
A gathering of family and friends will be at the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 477 Washington St., Wellesley, Thursday, Dec. 12, at noon. A funeral service, in the funeral home, will follow at 12:30 p.m. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations in James memory to Wounded Warriors.