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Paul M. James

Obituary for Paul M. James

October 29, 1974 - August 19, 2019
McHenry, Illinois | Age 44

Loving Husband, Son, Brother, Uncle, and Friend


Paul M James passed away August 19, 2019 in Schaumburg, Illinois. He was born on October 29, 1974 to Jack (Jay) James and Christina (Fain) James. He is survived by his wife Angela (Smessaert) James, along with his father and siblings Steven (Maggie) James, nephew Liam James, Sister Lesley (Jim) Schumacher, and brother Darren James.

Paul was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana and graduated Lawrence Central High School. He continued his education at Indiana State University earning his Bachelors of Science degree. He relentlessly sought various certifications and won many awards and accolades at his employment.

He was an avid car enthusiast, owning various cars. He was a member of both The Chicago Garage and Chicagoland Mustang Club.

He loved drives to the Tail of the Dragon in his 2014 Mustang GT, 2015 BMW M235, 2018 BMW M2, and most recently his 2013 Aston Martin Vantage.

A memorial service will be held at Colonial Funeral Home Wednesday, August 28th between 4 PM and 8 PM.

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Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory

591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
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