Jim M MacDonald, 40, of Bradley Beach, New Jersey passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2004.

He was a member of IATSE Local 534.

Jim was well known on the East Coast and last worked in Convention Hall, Asbury Park.

Born in Red Bank, he lived in Sayreville until he was 5, then moved to Holmdel, New Jersey.

Jim was a graduate of Holmdel High School, New Jersey, and attended Catawba College in

North Carolina.

Jim was a founding member of the Holmdel Theater Festival in 1984 (now the Holmdel Theater Company).

The HTC is also creating an internship and/or a scholarship in Jim's name.

Jim dedicated every moment to his greatest passions, lighting, working live shows and taking care of his crew. He enjoyed Progressive Music such as YES, The Moody Blues and Jethro Tull as well as playing his bass guitar. He was an avid collector of guitar picks and cherished the roughly 1000 he had gathered over the years.

Jim was a true friend to all who knew him. No matter how tired he was or how much sleep he hadn't gotten, he was always there for whoever needed him.

Jim lived in several states and toured the globe with bands such as The British Rock Symphony, C.O.C. and Monster Magnet before settling in Bradley Beach.

The James MacDonald Endowment Memorial Scholarship Fund has been created through Brookdale Community College by Jim's friends and colleagues in order to keep his memory alive forever.

Jim was truly a treasure and will be missed sorely by not only those who loved him the most but also by those who passed through town and remembered him year after year.

Thank you Jim for all the light you have brought our way. You'll remain in our hearts always.