As many of his colleagues have known, Jim has had issues for the past year with headaches and imbalance; doctors diagnosed ammonia on his brain and scheduled an operation on June 6. Unfortunately, James did not wake up from the surgery.
Jim wrote for a number of automotive outlets, including ISeeCars.com and Gaywheels.com, and operated his own website, InfotainmentExperts.com.
A Celebration of Life service for James and his father, Art, will be held at 10am on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the Mariners Church chapel, 5001 Newport Coast Drive, Irvine, CA, 92603.
A reception and buffet lunch will follow at El Niguel Country Club, 23700 Country Club Drive, Laguna Niguel, CA, 92677.
Jim’s family is suggesting that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to his true love, Boxer Rescue LA, at this link: boxer-rescue-la.com/JamesHamel