James Callahan III - or simply "Jim" as most people called him - touched many people's lives.
The 42-year-old Malverne man wore many different hats. He was a leader in the village, a parishioner at St. Thomas the Apostle in West Hempstead and commissioner of Emergency Management for Nassau County. Most importantly, he was a father, a husband, a son, a brother, a neighbor and a friend.
The news of to medical complications on Thursday left those who knew him - and the many who "felt as if they knew him" due to his great presence in this world - shocked and saddened.
Patch would like to devote today's forum to reflecting on the positive impacts Callahan has had on his community and the County. What is your best memory of Jim?
Tell us in the comments section below.