Saturday, June 7, 2008

R.I.P. Young James

The Varsity Letters regrets to inform its readership on the death of James Montecalvo on Saturday, June 7, 2008.

Montecalvo is a Bethany College graduate and a proud graduate of Washington High School. His father Guy Montecalvo currently coaches football at Canon-McMillan and is the school's athletic director.

He's loved, respected and admired by all who've crossed his path. Honestly, I don't know anyone else I can say that about.

Fortunately, the O-R sports staff spent the past three years working with Montecalvo, a.k.a. Young James, on the high school beats.

One of the most amazing things about Jimmy, in terms of the sports writing business, is he never made an enemy while working for the O-R. He never complained about anything. He also tackled every assignment with passion because he truly cared about sports - and the people they involve - in this area.

R.I.P. Young James.


Anonymous said...

From the entire CM family, we are greatly saddened by the passing of James Montecalvo. We are all better to have known you while you were here. God Bless

Anonymous said...

Knowning Jimmy since birth all these things are very true. He was an exceptional young man. He was quite an inspiration to those who knew him, even just a little. God Bless you Jimmy.

Greg said...

A true inspiration to anyone who knew him. I am glad to have had the opportunity to work with Jimmy here at the O-R the past 3 years. What a fighter. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Jimmy's family and friends.

Greg Tarr