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James William Gritman
  • October 03, 1943
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  • August 04, 2016

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James William Gritman, 72 of Silver Springs, died Thursday, August 4, 2016 at his home with his family by his side.  Jim was born October 3, 1943 in Bridgeport, CT to the late Clifford and Florence Gritman.  He worked as musician and house painter for many years.  Jim moved to Florida in 1988 from Block Island, RI.  He is survived by his loving wife, Linda; daughter, Kimberly Gritman Wilson of RI; son, James Gritman of VT; five grandchildren, Tyler, Sebastian, Rhiannon, Nathan and Keith and one great grandchild, James.  Private services will be held.


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  1. 23 Aug 2016
    Luke McQuillin says:
    I had lots of fun playing music with Jim back in the sixties. My condolences to his family.

  2. 13 Aug 2016
    Tom Sanford says:
    So sorry to hear Jim's gone. My friend, my Captain. my boss, etc. Lots of gigs that will never be forgotten. Best of all, he was my fishing buddy. Trout on the Hammonansett, Largemouth at Lake Lillinoa and bass on BI. Drum Corps competitions were attended by many friends. Jim was a world champ one year when he played. Rock on Jim. Tom Sanford

  3. 11 Aug 2016
    Diana Eastridge says:
    I knew Jim in 1969 when we were in a band together, including Jims buddy,Maynard Ralston..We all went to LA to be rock stars.we didn't become stars but we had a great time.I will always remember Jim ( and Bootie his dear Beagle ) with fondness and friendship.
    My sincere condolences to his family.

  4. 11 Aug 2016
    R `Maynard` Ralston says:
    Linda and family,From the Newport Jazz fest 69 on the back of Jimmy`s Harley to Woodstock to California with some other Rock n Roll Maniacs I have been Proud to say that Jimmy was my friend. Love,Maynard

  5. 11 Aug 2016
    Skip Borden says:
    Jim was a great guy and talented musician. He will be missed and never forgotten!

  6. 08 Aug 2016
    Stu Cohen says:
    Linda,so sorry to hear of Jim's passing.So many fine memories of the music and friendship.That summer of 76 was the bomb.Elaine and Stu

  7. 05 Aug 2016
    Alan and Susan Garthwait says:
    Dear Linda,
    Please know that our thoughts are with you and the family. Sending you love and wishing you peace.

  8. 05 Aug 2016
    Delainie McNeil says:
    I love you Linda. I'm sending you all of my love and light.

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