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James Larner dead: James Larner cause of death – obituary – tributes

  • Date of death: September 2, 2020
  • Age: 74 year old
  • Cause of death: died in a fall from a radio tower

How did James Larner die?

James Larner, of Bangor, Maine, has been identified as the victim in a fatal radio tower plunge in Knox County Wednesday afternoon.
Larner, 74, died in a fall from a radio tower in Union Wednesday afternoon.

James Larner, 74, of Bangor worked part-time as an engineer with us at NEWS CENTER Maine.

“Jim was a lot of fun, always happy to talk, share a story. A smart, hard working, real Maine guy. One of those people the audience never sees, but whose work was critical to them being able to watch TV for many, many years,” NEWS CENTER Maine’s Don Carrigan wrote in an email to NCM staff.

James Larner Obituary, funeral arrangement, any GoFundMe page

The family are yet to make public the obituary and funeral arrangements.

We are unable to confirm if a GoFundMe was created by the family/friends of the deceased at the time of this publication.

This post will be updated with more information as they are made available and public.

James Larner tributes

Family, friends and loved ones of the deceased have taken to their social media pages to share tributes, kind words and prayer.

Our best wishes and love to the deceased’s family and friends.

Paul N Melissa Higgins wrote;

Have known Jim for a lot of years. Earliest memories of him always included him climbing towers for my dad’s ham radios. Will never forget his red hearse….my mom hated that being parked in the driveway. RIP Jim.

Judy Horan wrote;

He worked for us for many years, most recently in a part-time capacity. Jim was 74. I know that he was a loving husband and primary caregiver for his wife. Jim loved talking about his granddaughter, too. He is going to be missed as a co-worker and friend.

Mark Parent wrote;

Jim started working for WLBZ in 2003. He was full of funny stories, a master of sarcasm and an all around good guy. I’ll miss saying, “Good morning, James!” that always came with a hearty return of “Good morning, Mark!”

Terri Brewster wrote;

I’ll miss our early morning talks about his work, his wife, daughter and granddaughter. He was such a hardworking man and I am so sad to hear this news. He will be missed.

Nathan Tinsley wrote;

Here is a great pic of Jim standing in front of his beloved WLBZ Transmitter Building at Ryders Bluff. Jim was faithful and reliable and always answered the call whenever he was needed. And his sense of humor was all MAINE and all FUN! Engineering will miss him terribly.

Kelly Slater wrote;

Jim and I shared January for WLBZ birthdays. Very nice man.

Please write your tributes and kind words in the comment section below.

3 Replies to “James Larner Death : James Larner dead – cause of death – tribute”

  1. leland martz

    Jim and I were childhood buds, went to Camden High ,class of 1964. We were also members of Camden’s 1st rock band , the EXOTICS. The nam war wanted us 18 yr olds , we four went separate directions. Gene and Paul went in the Navy,i went in the Army and Jim went in the Air Force.Life happened, we lost touch. Had family’s of our own and here we are.My sincerest condolences to Jim’s family.

  2. Mark Nickerson

    I worked with Jim for many years at WLBZ then delivered very heavy packages to his home where I met his wife while working for FedEx. Most recently I saw him just a couple weeks ago at WVII. Jim was extremely good-natured and just a fun and pleasant man to be around. He will sorely be missed in the Maine broadcasting community. Rest in peace Jim.


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