James Holland Obituary, Death – On July 31st, 2022, James Joseph Holland, Jr., better known as Jim, passed away at the age of 56. Jim fought illness for seven months with a determination that was nothing short of amazing to everyone around him.
His mother Mary Holland, his brother Chris Holland, and his nephews Matthew Holland and Tyler Holland are the only members of Jim’s family still living. James Joseph Holland, Jim’s father, passed away before his son was born.
On January 6, 1966, Jim was welcomed into the world in Brooklyn, New York. Jim received his secondary education at Delbarton School, from which he graduated in 1984. He then continued his education at Rutgers University, where he earned a degree in history.
Jim has devoted his life to his two primary hobbies, which are teaching and fly fishing. He has been a longtime supporter of the New York Yankees. Over the course of more than two decades, Jim served as a history instructor at Villa Walsh Academy in Morristown, New Jersey.
Jim took a great deal of delight in seeing how much everyone of his pupils improved over the course of their time in his class. Anyone who had the good opportunity to speak with him got a clear picture of his dedication and affection for the entire Villa Walsh community.
He genuinely cared about everyone who lived there. Fly fishing was Jim’s other primary interest throughout his life. Jim was the owner of Shannon’s Fly and Tackle Shop in Califon, New Jersey, and he devoted many hours of his life to working toward the goal of enhancing the overall health and condition of the rivers and streams in the state of New Jersey.
Due to the fact that he enjoyed sharing his knowledge with others, many people in the fly-fishing world consider him to be a role model. Additionally, he was a consistent writer to a number of fishing journals, such as the Black River Journal and the New Jersey version of “The Fisherman.” His influence on the world will be remembered for a very long time.