James Ebacher

Obituary of James Ebacher

Jim Ebacher, 62, passed away peacefully on September 5, 2017 at home. Jim was the beloved husband of Pat. They were college sweethearts and recently celebrated 40 wonderful years of marriage together, filled with raising children, connecting with those they loved, and traveling the world through endless local, national and international adventures. Jim and Pat had a love strong enough to overcome any obstacle that came their way, deep enough to fill up every person around them and gentle enough to catch them stealing kisses and holding hands till his very last day.

Jim was born in Massachusetts. After moving to the Northwest to start his career, Jim worked for Kaiser Permanente for nearly 33 years before retiring in 2015.

Jim was devoted to being a just and morally centered person. He believed in kindness and treating people fairly which was demonstrated through passionate involvement in Church and in politics. Whether his pews were in front of an altar or at a stadium filled with Bernie Sanders supporters, Jim was committed to making this world beautiful for ALL people. Jim was a parishioner at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. He and his wife were easy to spot with bright smiles and loud singing voices.

Jim loved hiking. He summited Mt. Adams on 3 separate occasions which he remembered with great pride. His family, the exchange students he shared his home with over the years and many friends have fond memories of Jim setting up camp after a long day of hiking, sharing a campfire and appreciating the beauty of the Northwest.

Jim will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife Pat and their four kids; Dominic and his partner Kelsie, Mara and her husband Patrick, Maddie and Miesha. He was a fantastic father and tirelessly supported his children in reaching their dreams, whatever they may be. His 3 young grandchildren, Eli, Lexi and Zaiah thought the world of him and will remember him always through their early memories.

The funeral service took place on Friday, September 8th at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with a reception following. His remains will be placed in Holy Cross cemetery on a future date for those who would like to pay their respects.