Salem — James Logan, age 65, husband of Deborah Jackson of Salem, died unexpectedly on Sunday, September 16, 2012, at North Shore Medical Center Salem, after suffering a heart attack while working as a race marshall for the North Shore Striders — Beverly, Massachusetts running club 30-K road race in Nahant.
He was born September 11, 1947, in Buffalo, NY, the son of the late Robert and Shirley(Larson) Logan and was educated in local schools.
A member of the Class of 1968 at Hobart College in Geneva, NY, Jim was a four-year member and captain of the Men’s College Lacrosse team. Jim went on to pursue post graduate African and MBA studies at Boston College. Through his passion for Lacrosse, he began his career working for Brine Lacrosse and helped form and coach the original Brine Lacrosse Club and the Boston Bolts (box) team in the 1970’s.
He also coached college lacrosse for Merrimack College, Holy Cross and Salem State College as well as local high school teams and clinics. Most recently he had coached Chapel Hill High School in Waltham.
For the past 13 years he has run Logan Marketing & Management, focusing primarily on the Textile Industry, and has aslo served as member of many local boards for the City of Salem.
Mr. Logan has continuted his enthusiasm for athleticism by participating in triathalons, road races, marathons, and half iron-men. Jim had established the Dead Horse Beach Athletic Club in Salem, was a member of the Salem YMCA where he was recently awarded the Voluneteer of the Year.
In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons Robert Logan and Sam Logan of New York, NY, and a brother Thomas Logan of Buffalo, NY.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will beheld on Friday, September 21, 2012, at 2 PM in Grace Episcopal Church, 385 Essex St., Salem. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be private. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4 to 8 PM in the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St. (corner of North Street), Salem. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the James Logan Memorial Fund, c/o Marblehead Bank, Attn. Susan Osborne, Beverly, MA 01915. For online guest book or additional information please call 978-744-0497 or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.