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Cathy Dwyer

Jim Dwyer

March 04, 1957 - October 08, 2020

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Jim Dwyer. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. As we plan virtual and in person gatherings, we will share details here. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

OBITUARY
Husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, and writer, Jim made many personal and professional contributions, and touched many lives. From the NY Times obituary: Jim Dwyer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter,...  see more
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  • kaye molloy
    kaye molloy added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Jim Dwyer:
  • kaye molloy
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  • Dan Janison
    His reporting was vigorous, his writing as clear as can be, his style graceful and ironic.
    For many in the trade, he was a leader and a friend.
    He made it look easy, and I know it wasn’t.
    We are all cheated by his death. We've lost him way too soon.
    RIP.
  • Sarah Morgridge
    I know this is an immeasurable loss for the family and all the more because of the unexpected and untimely circumstances. But as we sift through the debris of the 2020 election, I am keenly aware of the loss for all of us who read his articles. We could...  more
  • Beth Flynn
    The Remembrance: Jim Dwyer, 1957-2020
    from Joe Sexton

    This was Jim Dwyer’s approach to tennis:

    “My entire tennis game is based on zero skill but a willingness to chase any ball that the other player thinks is a foregone conclusion.”

    Lobs and...  more
  • Emma Fitzsimmons
    I was the subway reporter for The Times and had the pleasure of working with Jim on stories and learning from him. He was so generous with his time and encouraging and took an interest in my two young sons. I'm so grateful for his friendship.

    Here's the...  more
  • LInda Jo Calloway
    Dear Cathy, Catherine, Maura, and all your loved ones. Jim grew up a couple of blocks from me on 95th street, where I lived when first in New York. Although we didn't interact that often, I am blessed to have known Jim. My first remembrance of Jim was...  more
  • Christiane  Girner
    Dear Cathy, Maura and Catherine, my deepest condolences - I will miss Jim very much. We became "family" just recently it seems. Sebastian's and Maura's wedding in 2017 set the start for a new chapter - now it is cut short with both Dad's...  more
  • Christiane  Girner
    Christiane Girner added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Jim Dwyer:
  • Sarah Girner
    We presented a panel discussion with Jim at Deutsches Haus at NYU a few weeks before his daughter Maura married my brother Sebastian, and I remember how much fun I had hanging out with Cathy and Jim - my brother's soon-to-be in-laws. The panel was a huge...  more
  • Kaye Molloy
    • Maura Dwyer reacted on this.
    • Kaye Molloy
      Kaye Molloy Jim herding sheep in Ower - a man of many talents
      • October 15, 2020
    • Kaye Molloy
      Kaye Molloy Despite the wide Atlantic between us, the Dwyers and Molloys have been toing and froing between New York and Ower, birthplace of Jim’s mother Mary, for nearly sixty years. An unbreakable bond of love and friendship between our two families has...  more
      • October 15, 2020
    • Kaye Molloy
      Kaye Molloy We are beyond heartbroken that Jim has gone but grateful for the three score and three years he was with us. We will always remember him for the joy, kindness, wit and wisdom he brought to our lives. We send our love and deepest condolences to Cathy,...  more
      • October 15, 2020
  • Dan Barry
    Jim and I on St. Patrick's Day 2016 in the newsroom of The New York Times. By sheer coincidence, we proud sons of Irish immigrants were wearing the same cheap tie bought in the duty-free shop at Shannon Airport. Up Galway. Up Kerry.
  • Dan Barry
    Jim was one of the speakers at a wonderful tribute to Pete Hamill at an NYU/Glucksman Ireland House event in December 2018. He was, as usual, in perfect pitch.
  • Mark Krone
    Mark Krone added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Jim Dwyer:
    • Maura Dwyer reacted on this.
    • Mark Krone
      Mark Krone At apartment of Chris Flach (fellow Loyola student). Jim seated on sofa next to Carole Warwick. (I am at left.)
      • October 14, 2020
  • Mark Krone
    For Cathy, Maura, and Catherine:

    I met Jim Dwyer on an early fall day in 1971. We stood with our hands in our pockets bracing against the wind from Central Park, in front of the gym entrance to Loyola School on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, waiting to...  more
  • David Dunlap
    I'd also like to recall Jim as a union activist. His care about how workers were treated was scarcely confined to his column. Jim walked the walk. His presence at the forefront of the NewsGuild lent us tremendous gravity during crucial negotiations.
  • David Dunlap
    Judd Sparling and Jim were colleagues for 32 years, beginning in 1988 at Newsday, when Judd edited Jim's subway column, and continuing into their days at The Times.
  • David Dunlap
    Jim honored me by attending my marriage to Scott Bane in May 2012, at the Fourth Universalist Society meeting house. In his row, you can also see Jim Estrin, Pete Khoury, and Ken Belson of The Times. Joe Sexton and Dan Barry are visible behind him.
  • Debra Fisher
    This photo from 12/2012 of Jim and his close pal Jack Doyle, Laurette Olson and several supporters of Aaron Philip at a holiday dinner celebration for an organization Jim appreciated: THIS ABILITY NOT DISABILITY.ORG
  • Debra Fisher
    This photo (3/2012) of Jim’s dad, Petrone Philip , Jim and Debra Fisher and young Aaron Philip. Jim brought his dad to a college lecture given by then 10 year old Aaron, soon to be author of THIS KID CAN FLY. Aaron, an immigrant from Antigua arrived...  more
  • Chiara Coletti
    This is one of my favorite pictures of Jim, probably not much more than 30-years-old, flanked by two other, much older, giants of American journalism, Sydney Schanberg and Murray Kempton. When Jim arrived at NY Newsday, a few months after I did, our...  more
  • Kim Barker
    For the two summers before Covid changed the world, a few of us traveled to Oxford, England, to teach largely American high-school students about journalism and current events, part of an NYT education program. Jim, of course, was the star teacher, the...  more
  • Cathy Dwyer
    Cathy Dwyer added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Jim Dwyer:
    Jim and Everton
  • Catherine Dwyer
    Catherine Dwyer added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Jim Dwyer:
    "Playing" Galician bagpipes on the Camino
    Journey's end in Santiago de Compostela, 2015
  • Maura Dwyer
    Maura Dwyer added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Jim Dwyer:
    Catherine's graduation
    Talk with Ken Burns
  • Maura Dwyer
    Maura Dwyer added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Jim Dwyer:
    At Lake Naomi
  • Maura Dwyer
    Maura Dwyer added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Jim Dwyer:
    In San Sebastian, Spain
  • Maura Dwyer
    Maura Dwyer added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Jim Dwyer:
    Wedding portrait
    Wedding portrait
    Dad's toast
    The brothers
  • Cathy Dwyer
    Cathy Dwyer added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Jim Dwyer:
    Special occasion
    Maura's tree
    Hiking in PA
    At the beach
    • Cathy Dwyer
      Joseph Berger Though busy as hell, Jim twice spoke to my CUNY college class on his family’s immigration story. There was no reason for him to do it except that he must have felt that these students from places like Ecuador, Bangladesh, Belarus, the Philippines and...  more
    • Cathy Dwyer
      Debra Fisher I am a school based occupational therapist.  In 2013 the NYC DOE began an unwarranted investigation about the supports I provided to several of my physically disabled students. Jealous co-workers had created a bullying atmosphere in our school therapy...  more
    • Cathy Dwyer
      Debra Fisher
       
      During the entire year, of my investigation,  no one, not the DOE nor the UFT, would take the time that Jim took to look at the evidence and come to understand that I was an innocent, hard-working occupational therapist WRONGFULLY ACCUSED. No one...  more
      • October 16, 2020
    • Cathy Dwyer
      Debra Fisher
       
      I shall always think of Jim, the only person in a sea of guilty, gossipy  observers, who understood what had happened to me. The only person to act. Jim, the one person who threw me a life preserver made of a all of the facts of my case! Facts that...  more
      • October 16, 2020