In Remembrance: James P. Munger ’45 Died on October 1 2017

James Perrine (Jim) Munger died on October 1, 2017, in South Dennis, Massachusetts, at the age of 95.  Born in Dayton, Ohio, he graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy (Class of 1941), Yale College (Class of 1945), and the University of Cincinnati School of Law (Class of 1950).  A member of the Greatest Generation, Jim proudly served his country during World War II as a sergeant in the US Marine Corps.  

For more than 50 years, Jim resided in Charlottesville where he was first a sales executive with Charlottesville Woolen Mills and later senior editor for the Michie Company (now Lexis/Nexis).  He was the author of a number of editions of What's It Worth?: A Guide to Current Personal Injury Awards and Settlements.  

For much of his life, Jim was an avid traveler, having visited five of six continents.  On one adventure, he met Aaleen Cameron, whom he subsequently married; she died in 1993.  Jim was a skilled amateur photographer, leaving a rich and extensive record of his travels.  He also was an enthusiastic reader of history, especially that of the American Civil War.  For many years, Jim was a faithful volunteer at the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society and Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle.  For a number of years, he was a dude at Eatons' Ranch in Wolf, Wyoming, a  place he dearly loved.

In 2012, Jim moved to Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts, to join his sister, Anne Munger Seavey, who survives him.  He was predeceased by his brother, Warren.  Jim also is survived by his niece, the Rev. Katherine S. Bryant of Leesburg, Virginia; his nephews, Hollis M. Seavey Jr. of Damascus, Maryland; James P. Seavey Sr. (Mary) of Monrovia, Maryland; Barney Munger (Mary) of Clallam Bay, Washington; and Philip Munger (Nancy) of Parkersburg, West Virginia; his great-nephews James P. Seavey Jr. of Rockville, Maryland, and Joshua Munger (Juanitta) of Seattle, Washington; his great-niece, Rochelle Munger of Vashon Island, Washington; and his stepson, James Cameron (Cindy) of Big Pine Key, Florida.  Burial will be private in Charlottesville at a later date.  Jim's family would like to express their sincere gratitude to his caregivers and the residents and staff of Heatherwood for their abundant and generous compassion.  Memorial donations may be made to Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, 200 Second Street, NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902.

—Submitted by the family.

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