Jim Holdsworth died of cancer on September 14, 2006, at Parker Ridge, Blue Hill, ME. He was eighty-three.
Jim was born in Stoughton, MA, and grew up in Amherst, where his father was professor of forestry and wildlife management at the Univ. of Massachusetts. There he met and married Elizabeth Walsh, daughter of Tommy Walsh, known affectionately as haberdasher to generations of Amherst students. They had recently celebrated sixty years of marriage.