James was born in Rome, NY on June 6, 1952 and came to Oklahoma City, Ok after his father Albert Ondrejka was transferred to Tinker AFB in 1964. He graduated from Mount Saint Mary's high school in 1970. He obtained a Bachelor's degree from OU and Master's degree from UCO. He met his future wife, Teresa in 1981 and they married in June 1986. James worked for the state of Oklahoma for 36 years prior to his retirement. He was a wonderful husband, brother, uncle, and friend. With a kind word, ear to listen and a helping hand for everyone who knew him. His ability to laugh at even the most trying circumstances was a gift beyond measure. James will be greatly missed by all of his loved ones.