Jim Pribek, my brother, was found dead in his Westminster, Colorado home on May 19, 2021.
The details are still a bit sketchy but, it seems that he had been going through some traumatic times. I am broken up.
He was smart, witty, kind, a bike daredevil as a kid and a solid drummer with a fine sense of swing (a lot of people are unaware of that). He was also a very private person. He kept to himself.
I miss him.
Rest in peace little brother.
Jim and I worked together for many years. He was a good friend. We had a habit of applying movie quotes, notably from “Spinal Tap” and the whole Mel Brooks catalog, to everyday situations, riffing off each other. There are so many instances that I look back on with fondness, and now deep sorrow. We also shared an affinity for music. Our tastes didn’t always mesh, but I had great conversations with him about so many artists. He had a unique way of listening to music, and I appreciate that it eventually influenced how I listened as well. Jim was a close friend, and this loss is gutting.
Thanks so much Dallas.
Jim was one of my best friends since 1989. He was friends with my late husband, Todd, and his family for years before that. Jim was a man of few words, but the words he spoke were true. Life will never be the same without Jim. My family and I are just crushed.
A few of the things that Jim enjoyed:
Formula one racing
Deep sea fishing
Boating on Mobile Bay
His cat, Murphy, named after Murphy’s law
Music that rocks
His membership in a Mardi Gras secret society
Eating Todd’s famous short ribs
Working on airplanes
Jack, please extend our sympathies from Jim’s Alabama family to yours. It’s a terrible loss for all of us.
Thank you Chephren. Much appreciated.
(Jayne’s friends from Monterey here)
Im so sorry to hear about Jim. I know you 3 J-s were a solid trio no matter how far apart you were.
I’ll never forget coming to the family apartment to visit Jayne for the first time; getting looked square in the face and being asked “Who the hell are you?” Your mom was suitably shaking her head and smiling at Jim’s warm greeting. We could always get along after that, sometimes at Jayne’s expense.
Im glad he eventually found some happy amidst the heartaches and hope now hes right where he wanted to be. And keeping perfect time.
Thanks so much Cindy.