James D. McGrane Obituary
November 18, 1954—March 13, 2014 

Comments from Readers




Comments from Readers

“This is very distressing news about Jim McGrane's passing. He was truly one of the ‘good guys’ of our industry in every respect ... both as a person and leader in our industry. His cheerful enthusiasm, sincerity, knowledge and dedication will be sorely missed. It serves as a harsh reminder that we have to cherish each day.  It is very sad news. I'll miss him.” 

Paul J. Menzel, CLP
Financial Pacific Leasing, Inc. 


“My thoughts and prayers go out to Jim's family and friends. He will be missed."

Daniel J. Krajewski (Senior Executive)
Direct Capital


I see by your announcement that this individual who passed probably had Amyloidosis. A very close friend of mine was taken by this rare and cruel disease. Most MD's are unable to accurately diagnose, let alone treat this malady.

My hats off to you. You really go above and beyond in bringing recognition to those within your industry that are deserving with very special and classy tributes. Thanks again for your efforts and information.

Steve Brooks 


“Jim was a mentor to so many including myself. 

"Kind, brilliant, and fun loving. It's hard to believe we lost such a great person at such a young age. Jim will be missed beyond words."

Edward Castagna


“My sincere condolences on Jim's passing.

“I knew of him and met him very briefly.  All who knew him thought highly of him.”

Kind regards,
Ralph Mango


"Wow! Big loss for all, not just for our profession!!!"

Ed Vargas (Senior Director
LEAF Commercial Capital)


“Thank you for always honoring industry veterans as your lead story upon the sad  occasion of their passing.”

Terry Waggoner


“Yes Godspeed to Jim and his family---he was one of us.”

Jim Borland


“What a sad, sad shock.

“Thanks for keeping us informed.”

Regards, Marc Gingold