James Root, Jr. Obituary

James William Root, Jr.
James William Root, Jr.

May 28, 1939 - January 27, 2013
Resided in Raleigh, NC
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James William Root, Jr.

On Sunday, January 27, 2013, James William Root, Jr., age 73, of Raleigh, NC, formerly of Chevy Chase, MD, passed away. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Ann Lloyd Root; four children, James Christopher Root, Robin MacRae Root, Wendy Ann Root and Jennifer Lloyd Root; son in law, Bruce Davidson; grandchildren, Sonya Davidson and Teddy & Charlotte Duffy; brother, Russell Baden Root and sister in law, Maureen Root; brother in law, Mark Lloyd and sister in law, Karen Lloyd; and nieces and nephews, Kelly Dyott, Matthew Root, Scott Lloyd and Kim Godwin. Mr. Root enjoyed a rewarding and successful career at IBM, beginning in 1967 and retiring in 1997. During that time, he traveled the world and brought his family with him, most notably to reside in Paris, France between 1980-1985. An avid reader as well as collector, his passion for exploration, adventure, knowledge and story telling was a signature trait.

Memorial contributions may be made to Emily Krzyzewski Family Life Center ("Coach K's" charity) 904 West Chapel Hill St., Durham, NC 27701, or at www.emilyk.org/Get-involved/donate/.




Robert A. Pumphrey Funeral Home/Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Inc.
7557 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD US 20814
January 31, 2013
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
January 31, 2013
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial
Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament
3630 Quesada Street, NW
Washington, DC US 20015
February 1, 2013
11:00 AM
Cedar Hill Cemetery
4111 Pennsylvania Avenue
Suitland, MD US 20746
February 1, 2013