Jim Evans, long-time APCUG volunteer, member of APCUG’s Board of Directors, and friend, passed away recently. He was one of a kind and dedicated to APCUG and the people with whom he interfaced.
He always gave it his best and was focused on what was best for APCUG. Jim was a tireless worker who always brought out the best in others. There are many people who can tell their personal story about how Jim helped them. These stories will not be forgotten. Jim had a heart of gold and will be sorely missed. RIP Jim
David Williams, President
I have always been proud to say Jim is my friend; he could always make me smile and I hope occasionally I made him smile. He was a kind and generous man, whom I greatly admired. I once visited him in Cleveland; he drove me around to their meeting and we spent a lovely day together. I admired him very much. With all he faced, he lived life extremely well and was a kind and faithful man.
Peggy Ireland, APCUG Past President
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family of Jim Evans. We have both admired his dedication to APCUG and the people who have interfaced with him. I personally admired his constant focus on providing the best results in all that he did.
Missed but not forgotten.
Rest in Peace.
Jere and Joyce
Jere Minich, Region 5 Advisor
Jim was relentless in his drive to make the user group community better and more productive to their members. He worked long hours with his local group, the Greater Cleveland Personal Computer User Group, and still had time to work on various activities within APCUG. I had the opportunity to work with him on various committees throughout his time in APCUG.
In January of 2003, he was elected to the APCUG Board of Directors, which allowed him to further his goals of making the UG community more accessible to everyone everywhere. Working with various database systems, his work was instrumental in providing the tools needed by his fellow Directors and Advisors to keep up with the day to day activities and communications with the member user group leadership.
He was always ready to lend a hand to whoever could benefit from his help and knowledge.
I will very much miss my “Little Buddy” and hope he finds peace and tranquility in the afterlife.
David Steward, Secretary
APCUG Board of Directors
I met Jim through APCUG, the Association of Personal Computer User Groups. We were friends for many years and would talk several times a week and then not talk for a few weeks, but I knew he would be there if I needed help with something related to APCUG, a tech problem, or as a sounding board. If you had a tech question, Jim had the answer and would send website links, so you could learn more. It’s amazing how fast he answered your questions.
He was a critical part of the organization, from being a regional advisor working with groups in his assigned region, to being on the Board of Directors for a gazillion years, and chair or member of too many committees to count. For many years, APCUG had an annual conference in Las Vegas; Jim was a very important part of the event, making sure it went off smoothly. It was fun, one year, to have him attend a Southwest Technology Conference in San Diego.
I’ll really miss him but know he’s still helping people with their tech problems.
Judy Taylour, Chair
APCUG Board of Advisors