Thomas James Black
1946 - 2011
"TJ - Have Fun In Space"
James Black was born in Denver, Colorado and grew up in Grand
Junction. In early 1970, he was among the first people to move
into Carmel House in Boulder, Colorado, and in 1983 was also one
of the first Carmel residents to move into his own community apartment.
He continued to live in the Boulder/Longmont area until his passing.
Thomas worked at a number of jobs through the Boulder Sheltered
Workshop (now known as Community Link), most notably on a maintenance
crew at Ball Aerospace for many years. After retiring, he attended
Senior Opportunity Source program doing volunteer activities for
Meals on Wheels and other community organizations.
Blessed with an outgoing personality and a great sense of humor,
Thomas was very friendly and loved to meet and talk to people.
He had a wide variety of interests, and loved reading and collecting
books and gadgets about supernatural phenomena, UFO’s and
aliens, science - especially astronomy, and anything that glows
in the dark. He was a passionate video game player, and always
had the latest equipment, starting with one of the earliest Atari
Thomas also loved to travel taking trips to San Diego, San Francisco,
Las Vegas and Alaska.
He left no immediate family, but will be greatly missed by the
hundreds of people whose lives he touched.