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James John Serna

James John Serna was born July 2, 1949 and passed away on October 18, 2021. He was a resident of Hookset, NH.

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I first met Jim in 1979 when I was offered a position at WSC. Jim was an excellent meteorologist and I always marveled at his expertise in storm forecasting, especially snow and ice. Also, Jim had quite a sense of humor and I consider myself lucky to be on his email list for over the past several years!

My deepest condolences go out to Gail and all the family at this difficult time.

Larry Mack Oct 26 2021 9:13 PM

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I worked with him for many years at WSC. He was a very good forecaster with a great sense of humor. I remember several golf outings with Jim and Ken Campbell. On one memorable golf game we inadvertently joined up with a fourth golfer, he happened to be a minister. A that point our golfing language got cleaned up in a hurry! Our condolences to his wife and family and all his friends. He will be truly missed.

Peter McGurk Oct 25 2021 9:01 PM

Very sorry to hear this. I had the pleasure of working with Jim for 20 years at WSC. He was an excellent forecaster and a funny guy and it was very enjoyable being on shift with him. My condolences to Gail and the family.

Wayne Barnes Oct 24 2021 11:05 AM

Jim and I go back to our days in meteorology classes at Penn State where Jim provided a lot of life and humor to the classroom. We joined up again at WSC for about 20 years where Jim became a well respected forecaster.
I have not seen or talked to Jim in the last 20 years but are very saddened at his passing. I do regret not keeping in touch with Jim and give my sincere condolences to his Family

Tom Mattus Oct 24 2021 8:21 AM

First and foremost my wife Marie and I send our sincerest condolences to Jim's wife, Gail, to his daughters, Emily, Holly and Amy, and to his granddaughter Abigail on your loss.

I had the privilege of working with Jim at Weather Services Corporation (WSC) for over 20 years. Jim was a very highly skilled meteorologist back in the days when computer modeling was in its infancy compared to what exists today and it took pure knowledge and skill to excel at the job. Simply put, he had plenty of both and was one of the best.

Our days working together ended in 2000 but we remained very close friends. We spoke frequently and would share conversations about a host of topics, some of our favorites including politics, sports and even cooking. Jim was an avid sports fan, and especially enjoyed watching football and baseball. Having been born in PA he enjoyed following the Steelers, but equally enjoyed watching the Patriots as well. And the Red Sox were almost always front and center for him all season long, right up to the current playoffs.

Always a family man, Jim continually provided support and guidance to his girls. And he and Gail became a very proud grandparents when Abigail was born.

Nobody but Jim would know what this final comment means, which makes it special for me to conclude with the comment: "North at 3!!". Godspeed to my best friend.

Mike Matvichuk Oct 20 2021 8:14 PM

My condolences to your family. I worked with Jim on many a shift at WSC for many years and considered him a mentor. Jim was an awesome forecaster and also had a sense of humor.

Doug Webster Oct 20 2021 8:00 PM

So sorry to hear of his passing, my condolences to your family. JIm and I worked together for about ten years at WSC. I was always amazed at his ability to quickly work through some of the forecast shifts we had there.

Rob Carolan Oct 20 2021 8:56 AM

I spent many wonderful days working with Jim at WSC. He was a fantastic weather forecaster. Also, remember many days playing golf with Jim and other friends from WSC. Ken Campbell

Ken Campbell Oct 20 2021 7:13 AM