James Patrick Jordan

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James Patrick Jordan

James Patrick Jordan of Kenmore, Washington, passed away suddenly on May 31, 2017 at the age of 60. Born December 7, 1956, at Madigan Army Medical Center on what is now Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Jim was a Washington resident his whole life.

Jim Jordan achieved two Master Degrees and was a 15 year Paramedic/Firefighter with the Redmond Fire Department who moved through the ranks to become a Medical Services Officer for NE King Count Medic One.  He began his career at the Fire Dispatch Center known as “Control 10” on the Eastside before the communications centers merger.  He was also a 10 year volunteer Firefighter and EMT with Fire District 10, and also began working as an EMT trainer and researcher at Harborview Medical Center working for the Medic 2 program in Seattle.  Jim retired in 2015 to pursue his dream of working with Yacht companies piloting vessels for private owners.  Paramedic Jim Jordan loved working as a Paramedic and helped save hundreds of lives during his career.  He was a dedicated professional who gave 25 years of public service to the citizens of King County.

After retiring, Jim continued to pursue his passion for yachts and boating, and the latter part of his life was devoted to it.  Not only as a recreational boater, but also as a licensed 100 ton Master.  As a Professional Captain, Jim trained many people in the proper handling of their vessels.  True to his nature, these clients all became good friends.  He delivered yachts of all sizes up and down both coasts, and relished the opportunity for the adventure these trips offered.

In the marina community, where Jim was the Harbour Village Marina President, he gave much of his time helping by serving on the board, initiating tasks and helping others with their boating needs and life issues.  He was always there for you with a smile, a kind word, sound advice, based on his vast and varied experience.  Jim will be greatly missed by many!

Jim leaves behind his former co-workers with the King County Fire Department, many friends and admirers. Jim was well loved and treasured by his parents, the late Patrick and Cleta L Jordan.

His is also survived by his sister, Patricia Lynne Querengasser and husband, Paul, brother Robert Craig Jordan and wife Sally, all from Schuylkill Haven, PA, nephew Jared Querengasser, his wife Shona and their three children, Natalie, Cullen and Evan from Auburn, PA, niece Liesl Male and husband, Stephen from Gilbert, AZ.

A Celebration of Life Memorial will be scheduled in the near future. Please follow updates @ James Patrick Jordan Memorial on Facebook. Thank you!


18 Responses to “James Patrick Jordan”

  • Colleen Mercer says:

    Even though we were not in a relationship anymore after January, your beloved Tiki and I wish for you to rest in peace and to know you are no longer alone as you join your mom and dad in heaven. Our memories of you will live on.

  • Josh (from dispatch) says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Jim Jordan’s passing. Redmond Fire, those he was close with at neighboring agencies, his family and friends are all in my thoughts during this time of sadness. Extending heartfelt condolences as we remember someone who was a hard worker, stood on principles and was a mentor to his brothers and sisters in the Fire Service. I hope the memories of the positive impacts he made serving the public and the long standing relationships he had, strengthen you all in the days and weeks to come.

    With Sympathy,


  • Marcella Fogg says:

    Jim..,cheers to your life as you will be remembered in the dearest way; well lived in laughter and adventure, a true friend.

  • Paul and Lynne Querengasser says:

    Such a shock to lose Jim, he was always my baby brother and was never more than a phone call away. His love of medicine started when he was a very young boy and he was never one to shy away from helping you out. One time there was a man in a car that was on fire and Jim, in his late teens, cut the seat belt to help the man. When he graduated from high school, he wanted to be a doctor and we got him his first professional stethoscope. I will miss hearing him say, “Hi Sis.” It is so nice to know that he was loved by so many. His memory will live on in all of us.

  • Willie Dong says:

    A great friend and someone who was generous, loving, dependable and fun to be around. We will miss him at our “board room” meetings sharing conversation, good smokes and drink. We all wish that he is still here to make a another boat and fishing trip. Jim was talented in many pursuits (academics, emergency medicine and seamanship). I always felt safe when he was present, especially around a group of aging “board members” who may need medical assistance. Humanity has lost a great and gentle soul. May you encounter calm seas and sunny days.

  • Chaplain Pat Hamman says:

    As a Chaplain, I was always impressed with Jim’s knowledge, professionalism and positive personality. I was shocked to hear of his sudden death. Jim’s love of medicine underscored the Truth that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made”. (Psalm 139:14) His big smile and contagious personality will be missed by many, including me!!

  • Linda & Licio Liberato says:

    Licio and I were shocked and saddened at the sudden passing of Jim. We have many wonderful memories of this sweet man. Trips to St John, (he’s favorite place to go)with girlfriend Sherry. Holiday dinners he shared with us. He was a caring man who took great pride in his work, Sherry and friendships. RIP Jim

    Salute to you. The Liberato’s

  • Raeann Henderson says:

    This is a very sad day. I went to Issaquah High School with Jim. I wasn’t one of his best friends but I was a friend just like many other people he knew in our school. I remember him as Avery well spoken kind hearted person with a smile that was never ending. He will for ever be one of the Issaquah Indians when our town was small and we knew everyone.
    To the family of Jim, my heart is so sad but yet full of memories. I pray that our Lord and Savior guides you and holds you tightly during such a heart breaking moment in your lives. You will miss him dearly. Keep those memories close to your heart and always remember him with a smile.

  • Nita says:

    In Second grade i came to school with my plastic toy horse, his leg was broken and I was crying. You glued his leg back and have been my hero ever since. Be blessed in heaven.

  • Gary Caskey says:

    Condolences to Jim’s family.I remember Jim from the old dist 10 days.

  • Steve Johnson says:

    I first met, and got to know Jim in 6th grade as week we’re in the same class. We went to different Jr.High Schools in the district, but we’re again united once we were in High School. Although, we didn’t run in the same crowd, we were still good friends.We would always recognize one another when crossing paths and enjoyed any of the several times we had the chance to socialize. Jim was a great guy ! After H.S., I would run into him here and there and we would always “catch-up” whenever we saw one another. As time passed, we saw each other less and less ( very common as we all get older) I had the good fortune to reconnect with him on FB a few years ago and we would chat quite often after that.I was saddened to learn of his passing,but I will always remember him as someone I grew up with, and had a good history with. My prayers go out to his family and Loved ones.

  • Lee Hess says:

    I had the privilege of knowing Jim only for the last two years, starting when I began gathering Friday evenings with him and others for our “boardrooms.” I use the word, privilege, because I consider myself lucky for having gotten to know him. He added warmth and kindness and basic decency to the group. It was such a shock to hear the news. We will miss him.

  • Jim Waltosz says:

    I am sorry to hear about his passing at such a young age. I was there working as a volunteer in the Control 10 days with my Father as a volunteer. Those were the days. Blessings to his family and friends

  • Laurie Feetham says:

    Jim Jordan had a rare gift of perceiving what seemingly small thing could shift the momentum of a situation going rapidly downhill. He also had the generosity, initiative, and courage to actually do or say that thing.

    I saw Jim share this gift many times at Harbour Village Marina, particularly when stiff breezes of contention blew through. It was often subtle. It is sorely missed.
    As is his smile.

    Thank you, Jim Jordan.

  • Leola Davis Salmeri says:

    Jim was my first love❤️. There are so many things I remember and so many I don’t, it was a very long time ago. We were together for a couple of years I was younger but he didn’t care. We would talk on the phone for hours. I do remember that beautiful smile and the twinkle in his eye. He called me LaLa and his Dad “Pappy” called me YaYa. The red SS, white shoes and white belt and I still have the diamond promise ring he gave me. He wa sooo cool. I tried to find him on Facebook a few times but for some reason couldn’t. Wish I could have now. Rest in peace Shamus…..gone too soon.

  • Dianne K says:

    I am deeply saddened by the news of Jim’s passing. We had dated a few times in 2012. He was such an incredible gentleman. I am so sorry the timing wasn’t right for me. I was just now looking him up to see if we might reconnect and I found the obituary. A reminder to me that life is so precious and we must appreciate every moment. I offer my sincerest sympathy to Jim’s family and friends. Even though I knew him only briefly, it was clearly evident he was a remarkably special person. Rest in peace Jim. -Dianne

  • Mark r Waitt says:

    VERY sorry about hearing about your passing! My condolences to your family!

  • Ken Palmer says:

    JIM was a great close friend all through Junior High and high school. We were teamates on the Isssaquah JR. High football team, and our families knew each other well. You just knew Jim was going to be a success in anything he chose to do, and he didn’t dissapoint. One of guys you’ll TRULY miss.

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