James Ameen Bardwil died March 1, 2020 in Juno Beach, Florida, after a brave and valiant battle with cancer. He was 62.
Born on March 26, 1957 in New York City, Jim was the son of Ameen Bardwil and Nadia Bardwil Gerrity. He graduated from Brunswick School and Rollins College. He was a lifelong resident of Rye, N.Y. and a rabid NY Rangers fan.
Making the most of his magnetic personality, he spent his career as the premier marketing executive at Bardwil Industries, a family table linens and textiles company founded in 1906.
An avid athlete, Mr. Bardwil pursued many adrenaline-inducing sports, including ski racing in his youth and surfing on the Florida and Australian coastlines during his college years. Over his 35 years as a member of Apawamis Club, he enjoyed spending time and competing with his family and his many friends on the squash courts and the golf course and rolling dice in the 20th Hole. He was known for hosting unique and fun summer parties.
Jim Bardwil was a sports car, boat, and motorcycle enthusiast. He was especially passionate about Porsches, admiring and studying their design, form, and engineering, and owning many during his life.
His family said, “Jim will always be remembered for his quick wit, humor, loving spirit, and caring heart.” His precious dog Walter was with him until his final days.
He is survived by his six loving sisters: Cathy Burke (Ray), Maryanne Lynch (Kevin), Susie Bragg (Tim), Nancy Wells (Doug), Patty Dudzik (John), and Betsy Bardwil; as well as 16 nephews and nieces and 13 grandnephews and nieces, all of whom he adored.
A Memorial Service will be held June 14th at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection in Rye.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to Trustbridge Hospice Foundation, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.