James (Jim) Molinelli was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1930. He grew up with his Mom, Dad, and sister Rita. His love of travel started early, taking childhood vacations with family and close friends. Travel remained a passion of his as illustrated by his career as a cartographer and the many summer trips he planned for his family.After college, he went to work in New York City for the Esso Touring Serv ice. It was at that time he met the love of his life, Terry, whom he married in 1958. Together they raised two children, Jim Jr., and Patty. The four of them had wonderful adventures, camping and traveling the country for several weeks every summer. Jim planned the cross-country trips to fully explore the routes, visiting many national parks, historical sites and points of interest along the way.His career as a mapmaker combined his love of travel and his fascination with architecture. When the family moved to Randolph, N.J. he went to work for the 3rd largest U.S. map producer, General Drafting Company. He was Vice President and a Board Member when he retired in 1992.He loved baseball, playing golf, collecting baseball cards, stamps and coins; reading, bowling, doing puzzles, and dispensing wisdom in small doses (when he thought no one was listening)!He was incredibly bright, had an eidetic memory, was very well-read and had an unmatched thirst for knowledge. He was a loving husband for 57 years, a wonderful father, son, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend."All stories have to come to an end, even the really good ones."