James Adam Lahren

November 24, 1935 - August 21, 2008
James Adam Lahren

James Adam Lahren, of Holden Beach died at his home on Thursday, August 21, 2008 following a valiant fight against metastatic cancer.

He was the beloved husband of MaryLou, and son of the late William and Mathilda Lahren. He is survived by four children, James Adam Lahren, Jr., LeeAnn Lahren, Linda Moskowitz and Tricia Lahren; eight grandchildren, Julia Lahren, Matthew Lahren, Ella Grace Waytena, Callen Waytena, John Patrick Hutchison, Ryan Hutchison, Kevin Hutchison, and David Stone and sister Betty Brumfield.

He was predeceased by two sons, David and Theodore and daughter Stacey.

Dr. Lahren earned his doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Buffalo and had been a faculty member of the State University of New York for twenty seven years, 12 of which he was Professor, Vocational Technical Education at the SUNY College at Buffalo. For an adjunct career he joined the Asian Development Bank in Manila, Philippines as an Education Specialist where his experience included project work in 19 countries. Dr. Lahren’s most recent assignment was with DHV Consultants, in Jakarta, Indonesia.

A Celebration of Life Mass will be held at 9:00am Friday, August 29, 2008 at St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church, 5101 Ocean Highway W. in Shallotte.

In lieu of flowers, donations for a memorial fund to build a classroom for needy children in the Philippines may be sent to Feed the Hungry, Inc., 19110 Daltons Place, Leesburg, VA 20176. www.feedthehungryphil.org

Condolences may be made to the family at www.wilmingtonburialandcremation.com

Wilmington Burial and Cremation 1535 S. 41st street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099

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  • August 28, 2008
    Carole Schnall says:
    My thoughts are with you today. Your comfort will come in the days ahead when you share your memories with loved ones. With deepest sympathy. Carole

  • December 31, 2008
    John Popovich says:
    I just learned of Jim's passing. Jim was a true friend and colleague, in fact, he recruited me to work at Buffalo State. He was an excellent role model for me early in my career. We are all saddened by his passing and our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family.

  • August 26, 2008
    Eugene Brumfield says:
    To Mary Lou and family,

  • August 26, 2008
    Jeff & Lisa Brumfield says:
    MaryLou & Family, We were saddened by the news of Jim's passing and would like you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • August 26, 2008
    Eugene Brumfield says:
    To Mary Lou and family, I've known Jim, my brother-in-law since 1955. We drove batch trucks helping build interstate highway's near Valley City, ND in 1956. I knew him as a practical joker who delighted in trying to get me in trouble, and he kept it up even in '06 at his daughter's wedding in Napa valley. Oh yes, he still tried. Over the years, we, Betty(his sister), and I would see him and he'd have gifts for us. For Betty it was loose gem stones, for me something he thought I would like. I remember seeing him on his visits to his parents, walking up to his mother, placing his hand on her shoulder and gently squeeze, with love and care. Betty and I were there thru most of July, helping Mary Lou and caring for him, and even though we knew it was a matter of time, I am so glad that we went to see him one last time. To Mary Lou and children, my love and prayer's are with you.