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Zach Cieslinski

Jim Cieslinski Jr.

May 17, 1948 - April 02, 2020

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Jim Cieslinski Jr. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. As we plan the virtual gathering, we will post invites for you to join us on May 17th. Remember to RSVP to help us plan. Thank you for contributing to this...  see more

OBITUARY
On April 2nd 2020, James Cieslinski Jr. passed away due to complications from late-stage Alzheimer’s disease. James Cieslinski, Jr. was deeply devoted to friends and family and was one of the kindest, funniest people to grace this Earth.  Jim was born to Maxine and James Cieslinski in 1948 and grew up in Portland, Oregon. He attended Jesuit High School, the University of Oregon, and the University of Portland. A talented salesman, he...  see more
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  • Sarah Cieslinski
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  • Danyalle McDonald
    Jim & and few memories with the McDonald Family ❤️
  • Danyalle McDonald
    Jim & The McDonald Family memories will carry on for years to come!!
    From the time our kids could talk the would always Call Jim "Rainbow" this was only because they couldn't say Rambo...The love & memories we shared every year during Hunting Season &...  more
  • Gretchen Tapscott
    Jim was my cousin and I also worked with him for over 25 years. I admired most his ability to listen to his customers, sales team and coworkers/employees. He heard what artists needed and acted on those requests. He improved the quality of our brands...  more
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    • Gretchen Tapscott
      Sarah Cieslinski Gretchen, thank you for your kind words. Jim treasured working with you, and always loved your logical thinking and dry wit.
      • May 15, 2020
  • Mary Li
    Sara, Zach, Sam and family, My condolences to you all. It was such an honor to know Jim, and he will be greatly missed. I will never forget his laugh and humor. Love Mary
  • David  Vala
    From the early years. Between kindergarten and fifth grade, Jimmy seem to get us into all kinds of trouble. There was the time when we attempted to dig to China through a crack in their family garage concrete floor. Or the time he got a hold of a...  more
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    • David  Vala
      Sarah Cieslinski Thank you, Dave! Those are terrific memories, and I hadn't heard any of them ... except about Annette Funicello, who he harbored a crush on for years! <3
      • May 15, 2020
  • Sarah Cieslinski
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    • Sarah Cieslinski
      Sarah Cieslinski A great picture of Gerald Kim, Cork, Maxine and Jim in Hawaii from the 80's, I think.
      • May 15, 2020
  • Sarah Cieslinski
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    • Sarah Cieslinski
      Cork Cieslinski These are some great old black and white photos from the early 50's. Lots of great memories of getting crawdads out of Johnson creek and running after the jo jo man.
      • May 15, 2020
  • Sarah Cieslinski
    Sarah Cieslinski added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Jim Cieslinski Jr.:
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  • Maureen Vala
    Dear Sarah , Zach ,Sam , Uncle Jim , Corky and Tom etc...and all family and friends ,
    Every time we saw Jimmy he was upbeat and always had a kind word to say . He was very thankful for all you did for him ♥️😘
    Love Kris and Moe
    Aunt Max...  more
  • Cork Cieslinski
    What a great brother! He taught me to fish, sneak the car out, make fake ID, study, introduced me to blues music, and be a better person. Most of all to be able to laugh at yourself. I love you and miss you brother
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    • Cork Cieslinski
      Cork Cieslinski We drove to work with Dad in the summer. Jim got him to photograph one of the original entries onto the “wall of shame”
      The WACKER
      • May 13, 2020
    • Cork Cieslinski
      Sarah Cieslinski Those are excellent pics, Cork! Wow, I really see a resemblance between Sam and Jim!
      • May 15, 2020
  • Molly Benito
    The moment I think of Uncle Moogie, I think of his incredible laugh and smile. He lit up a room the second he walked in and brought such a fun energy. ❤️
  • Bruce Hyland
    During my entire adult life it was my privilege and a great honor to have known Jim Cieslinski Jr and to have been his friend.
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    • Bruce Hyland
      Sarah Cieslinski Bruce, he treasured his friendship with you, looking on you as a brother. some of the best experiences and laughs of his life were with you. Thank you for sharing! Love you!
      • May 13, 2020
  • Bruce Hyland
    Bruce Hyland added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Jim Cieslinski Jr.:
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    • Bruce Hyland
      Bruce Hyland 1. Jim's first elk - meat going out; 2. Montana ravine bottom - 4 degrees; 3. Top of the world - Rockies B.C.; 4. Checking for clam butt - Columbia; 5. Jack, the fish - Washougal
      • May 12, 2020
    • Bruce Hyland
      Sarah Cieslinski Such great memories!
      • May 13, 2020
  • Mark Lottis
    it started in 1975 with to many memories to remember, Alaska to Mexico salt water fresh water mucho trips and fish of all types. Game birds Oregon to Texas. and laughing laughing always laughing. Memories unlike any other friend and or client, who...  more
  • Judy Rebitzke
    What was once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us. Helen Keller
  • Judy Rebitzke
    Judy Rebitzke added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Jim Cieslinski Jr.:
    Jim fishing with the Rebitzke family
    Leaving on a helicopter
  • Judy Rebitzke
    Spending time with family and friends and passing on his love a fishing on to the next generation. It was a wonderful day on the river.
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    • Judy Rebitzke
      Sarah Cieslinski Look at those little tow-heads! That was a great day! remember having to wait for the fire department to put it out the hillside? Good times!
      • May 13, 2020
  • Sarah Cieslinski
    Success

    To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the...  more
  • Sarah Cieslinski
    Best friends forever: Bruce Hyland, Jim and Phil Ensminger
  • Sarah Cieslinski
    Fall, 2017
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    The family in Trout Lake, Summer, 2018
  • Sarah Cieslinski
    Rob and Jim
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    Colter Mcdonald's graduation
  • Sarah Cieslinski
    Marlin fishing with Mark and Karen Lottis on the Sea of Cortez.
  • Sarah Cieslinski
    Jim with Cork, Tommy and Rob Macmurran
    • Sarah Cieslinski
      Sarah Cieslinski Maybe Jack G?
      • May 13, 2020
    • Sarah Cieslinski
      Cork Cieslinski It’s Rob. We went to The Tides on the south prom of Seaside every year for vacation. Lots of fun memories and catching sea run I cutthroat in the Necanicum River. .
      • May 13, 2020
  • Sarah Cieslinski
    Happier times with friends, 2017
  • Sarah Cieslinski
    Jim at about 4 or 5; thanks for sending this over, Maureen and Aunt Kat.
    • Sarah Cieslinski
      Maureen Vala Mom enjoyed sending pictures ever year of special memories ♥️????
      • May 15, 2020
  • Sarah Cieslinski
    Jim fishing on the Washougal River with the boys, about '93.
  • Sarah Cieslinski
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     Papa Jim with granddaughter Aly
  • Sarah Cieslinski
    Sarah Cieslinski added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Jim Cieslinski Jr.:
     Jim with one of many trophy elk