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Death in our diocesan family: Dr. James Staats "Jim" Little

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With sadness we share the news of the death of Dr. James Staats "Jim" Little, 76, on February 8, 2023 after a short illness, peacefully with his loving wife, Nancy, at his side.

Among his many contributions during his long career as an organist and choirmaster, Jim served at Calvary, Summit and St. Paul’s, Chatham, and participated in the music at the consecration of Bishop Mark Beckwith in 2007. Read his full obituary here.

A service honoring Jim and his musical talents will be held on Saturday, February 25 at 2 PM at Calvary, Summit. Individuals who have sung with Jim are invited to help form a choir for the service and asked to please wear a touch of red – his favorite color. Also, please call the church office at 908-277-1814 so they know how many singers to expect.

Condolences can be sent to Nancy Little, 1101 Fellowship Rd., Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

God, our Father, we thank you that you have made each of us in your own image, and given us gifts and talents with which to serve you. We thank you for Jim, the time we shared with him, the good we saw in him, the love we received from him. Now give us strength and courage, to leave him in your care, confident in your promise of eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.