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James J. Meier, 73, passed away on August 2, 2011. He was born September 2, 1937.

His survivors include Charlotte Meyer, Life Partner; He married Mary Ann Fitzgerald in 1961. Also survived by his children – Gregory, Jeffrey (Dawn), Julie, and Christopher (Vanessa); Grandchildren – Justin, Blake, Christy, Catherine, Carly, and Samantha; Step-Grandchildren – Madalyn, Grant, Rhett, and Alexis. He was preceded in death by his parents Martin and Antoinette Meier; siblings – William Meier, Richard Meier and Phyllis Bauer. Jim was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Collegiate High School and was a proud graduate of the University of Buffalo. He then went on to have a long and successful career in Claims Management and Adjusting. He retired after a successful entrepreneurial endeavor in the vending business here in Phoenix. His passions were reading, photography, traveling, fishing and grilling. Jim always enjoyed a good joke. He was also an avid sports enthusiast, but certainly favored the Diamondbacks and Suns.  Services will be held at Best Funeral Services, Inc.- 501 East Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona  as follows:  Visitation Saturday August 6, 2011 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm with a Funeral Service to follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the United Cerebral Palsy (

Jim will greatly be missed!