The Obit For Jim Loring

James Loring

Published in Muskegon Chronicle on December 24, 2010

Muskegon, MI James Loring, age 79, passed away December 18, 2010, at Poppen Hospice House with his children present.

He was born Oct. 6, 1931 in Detroit to Pearl Cameron and James Loring Sr. James left school at 16 to attend professional umpire school in Florida and went on to become the youngest professional umpire in major league baseball.

Jim met and married Gloria Neal of Muskegon in Florida and was married in Durham, North Carolina April 24, 1954. He served his country in the US Army from 1950-1957.

He later moved to Muskegon where he worked in sales for various agencies before owning his own agency until illness required his retirement in 1995.

His wife of 55 years preceded him in death Aug. 15, 2009.

James is survived by his son, David (Lori) Loring; daughter, Janice (Tom) Naperala. Four grandchildren, Ben Bordner (Korin), Brooke Bordner, Casey Loring and Cailey Loring. Two great grandchildren, Sydney and Carter Bordner.

A private family memorial is planned. For memorials please consider Harbor Hospice of Muskegon.