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  • A Remembrance

    Jul 20, 2020, 12:00 PM US/Pacific

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    Please join us in taking a moment to remember Jim Kotsonas. He will be cremated on Monday July 20th at Noon (California time). It would mean so much to his family if everyone will take a moment at this time to remember him in a way that means the most to you individually. Please say a prayer, light a candle, lift a glass of good scotch, listen to a song or share a memory of Jim. We know this won’t be the same as being in the same room consoling each other, but it is a way to bring us all together by thinking of Jim. It would be wonderful if you could post a picture of how you chose to remember Jim at https://www.gatheringus.com/memorial/jim-kotsonas/4316

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Jim Kotsonas

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Jim Kotsonas. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. As we plan virtual and in person gatherings, we will share details here. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

OBITUARY
James David Kotsonas Age 60 – passed 06 July, 2020 Husband, son, brother, grandfather, a fierce friend. Jim was, for many who knew him, the epitome of kindness. He was also, at the same time, a passionate believer in truth and...  see more
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Posts & Photos

  • Dan Poppe
    Michael and Sara Franti
    In loving memory of Jim 🌈💜🙏✨
    Michael Franti | Cameo
  • Cheryl Bukant-Wesselhoff
    Jim was the first person I met when I moved to San Francisco with Karen Kozacki. We went to dinner at a Thai place on Divisadero- the older brother of one of my dearest friends, Gregg. Jim acted as tour guide and mentor to a city I love and music I...  more
  • Karen Kozacki-Snell
    A few hours late, I grabbed a beer and sat out in the yard. I listened to Iris DeMent's "No Time to Cry". I remembered Jim in his apartment on 14th handing me a tape he'd made of Iris songs saying, "I think you'll like this". And...  more
    05:58
    Recorded on October 15, 2010 in Houston, Texas.
  • Brian Nelson
    I was on a walk with my beautiful dog in nature. Nature is my church and just thought of Jim and the memories of our families. Especially the cabin times. Just was thinking how very odd he is gone. Gone, never forgotten and certain we all will be...  more
  • Marc Kotsonas
    We listened to Jim and Lori’s wedding cd this afternoon.
  • Keith Kotsonas
    Lisa and I are up north and she took this video/photo of the lake. We sat here and toasted Jim with cold white wine and a lager made with coffee (not Peet’s) and spent some time sitting and listening to the water, the frogs, birds, dragonflies. The...  more
  • Vicki Kotsonas
    Gregg, Sam and I listened to Uncle Johns Band-Grateful Dead and told Jim stories.
  • Dan Poppe
    “Fare you well, fare you well
    I love you more than words can tell”
    04:10
    Provided to YouTube by Rhino/Warner Records Brokedown Palace (2013 Remaster) · Grateful Dead American Beauty ℗ 1970 Warner Records Inc. Writer: Jerry Garcia Writer: Robert Hunter Auto-generated by YouTube.
  • Brad Nelson
    Growing up my cousin Jim to me was the cool guy who packed up and lived in California. We didn't talk much when I was younger probably because of our age difference. But these past 15 years or so I had the opportunity to spend so much more time with...  more
  • Brian Nelson
    My cousin Jim as long as I can remember from a very young kid was just extremely nice, warm and caring. This picture of all of us was taken last summer on Saturday, June 29th. I had a wonderful conversation with my cousin Jim over our dogs that day....  more
  • Brian Nelson
  • Marc Kotsonas
    Being together with both of my brothers was always a highlight of my life. I love Jim and will miss him.
  • Brian Scott
    So many great memories of traveling the road with Jim in a little car. Here is Jim and I with Natalie Merchant at the last 10,000 Maniacs concert at Madison Square Garden. I consider myself fortunate to have known Jim and will miss him greatly.
  • Karen Kozacki-Snell
    I first met Jim through my friendship with his brother Gregg in the late 80’s. When Cheryl Bukant and I moved to San Francisco in 1990, Jim was the “cool Greenpeace guy” who introduced us to the local music scene. Later, after an epic visit from...  more
  • Dena  (sister-in-law)
    Thank you Jim for always being accepting of people and making me feel comfortable when around you. I wish we all could be around you longer than we were.
    The sentiments and songs posted here are wonderful tributes to your memory. I will miss you and...  more
  • Vicki Kotsonas
    Vicki Kotsonas added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Jim Kotsonas:
  • Gregg Kotsonas
  • Gregg Kotsonas
  • Michael Mayer
    Meri and I were so crushed to hear about Jim. We had so many fun moments with him at shows and festivals. Our online community Postcard gave me a chance to hear something from Jim every day, and I'll miss his humor and boundless enthusiasm for music. His...  more
  • Meghan Arnold
    Jim was such a kind and friendly face to see at concerts around the Bay Area. For me, he was one of those genuine souls you only encounter on occasion, but always leave feeling glad you did. My heart goes out to his friends and family who it was clear he...  more
  • Sean Courtney
    I will remember Jim as being a truly positive person in a day and age when that is hard to say about most people, including myself. Obviously, I wasn't around him 24 hours/day, but every interaction that I had with him....and every time I witnessed him...  more
  • Erika Herzog
    I was so sorry to hear about Jim.

    Jim was a part of the Postcard family and it’s just so awful and sad to know he’s no longer with us.

    He will be missed.
  • Dan Poppe
    03:11
    Provided to YouTube by 143/Warner Records Wildflowers · Tom Petty Wildflowers ℗ 1994 Warner Records Inc. Piano: Benmont Tench Engineer: David Bianco Assistant Engineer: Jeff Sheehan Engineer: Jim Scott Assistant Engineer: Joe Barresi Assistant Mixi...
  • Dan Poppe
    03:45
    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group You Are The Everything (Remastered) · R.E.M. Green ℗ 2013 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C. Under exclusive license to Concord Music Group, Inc., under exclusive license to Concord Music Group, Inc. Released on: 2008-01...
  • Dan Poppe
    11:50
    1) I'll Remember You 2) Trust Yourself 3) Maggie's Farm Love it when Bob realizes Willie is on-stage. Also, how bad-ass that Bob comes out and plays three (of five total) new songs from "Empire Burlesque" instead of just playing "hits?!" [Olof shows Bo...
  • Alan Zucker
    Alan Zucker added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Jim Kotsonas:
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    • Alan Zucker
      Dan Poppe Those photos are wonderful Alan. Thanks! ????
      • July 12, 2020
  • Dan Poppe
    06:18
    Neil Young performs "This Old House" at Farm Aid in Champaign, Illinois on September 22, 1985. Neil Young is a co-founder and board member of Farm Aid, along with Willie Nelson, and John Mellencamp. The three agreed that family farmers were in dire ne...
  • Dan Poppe
    03:03
    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Where Is The Highway Tonight? · Neil Young Old Ways ℗ A Geffen Records Release; ℗ 1985 UMG Recordings, Inc. Released on: 1983-01-01 Producer: Neil Young Producer: Ben Keith Producer: David Briggs Composer ...
  • Dan Poppe
    Words fail me to adequately convey the love that I have for Jim, and how much I’ve valued his friendship across four decades. So many grand adventures together. Such warm and wonderful memories. For very many years we were completely inseparable. I...  more
  • Vicki Kotsonas
    As a mother, what do you say in a few words that describes what you want to be remembered about your son. Jim came into our life less than a year after the loss of our first born baby girl. We have many stories--too many to even choose one. Jim...  more
  • Vicki Kotsonas
    Jim was the oldest, and coolest, of the cousins, kind and gentle, with a good wit. He was always happy to see you and interested in what you've been doing. He really made everyone feel welcomed. Jim loved music, his dog, his granddaughter and his wife....  more
  • Vicki Kotsonas
    Sam Kotsonas was right, Jim had a big (beautiful and full of love) head❤️ Lori Kotsonas
  • Vicki Kotsonas
    Lisa and I have been reminiscing about Jim and dug out this photo from way back. I think it’s from Tom and Kristie’s wedding. I was also telling Lisa about visiting in MI and the day we learned the Beatles had broken up - Jim led the 4 of us in a...  more
  • Vicki Kotsonas
    I’d known Jim Kotsonas for years through Postcard, that mad and maddening online music community that introduced me to many good people who, in time, became friends. (And sometimes more. I ended up marring that guy in the middle.) I joined Postcard in...  more
  • Vicki Kotsonas
    Jim Kotsonas will forever be known by we mekons as Jim the Driver - We met Jim through the Bedlam Rovers in San Francisco and absorbed him into our dysfunctional west coast touring operation as a valued assistant and amusing pal... he was with me and...  more
  • Vicki Kotsonas
    Tune in for Jim now💜Jim’s friend, Henry Wimmer, is playing a tribute show for Jim. Info and how to tune in below - it will also be available for at least a week on this link below💜 “We lost our friend Jim Kotsonas yesterday. He was a true blue...  more
  • Vicki Kotsonas
    Vicki Kotsonas added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Jim Kotsonas:
  • Vicki Kotsonas
    Vicki Kotsonas added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Jim Kotsonas: