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Jim passed away at his home in Salt Lake City on Aug. 20, 2006. He was born to Jim and Carol Santy on March 20, 1955 at the Miners Hospital in Park City. He graduated from Park City High School and in 1972 was chosen to tour with the Band of America playing trumpet.

Jim graduated from Westminster College with a degree in music and worked as an E.M.T. for Gold Cross Ambulance during that time. He was a volunteer fireman in Park City and later became a full-time firefighter earning the rank of captain. During this time Jim received the Medal of Valor for saving the life of a young woman whose car was submerged in a lake at Deer Valley. He retired after 21 years of service. He also was a manager and tour guide for the Silver Mine Adventure. At the time of his death he was working as a phlebotomist for the Red Cross in Salt Lake City.

Jim married Terri Lium on Aug. 13, 1981. They were married for 22 years and only recently divorced. Jim is survived by his ex-wife Terri; his two adored sons, John and Michael Santy; his parents, Jim and Carol Santy; his sisters Gena McNeal and Carolee (Stephen) Polvere; his in-laws Billie Hale, Clark and Evelyn Lium; many loving aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces; and best friends, Steve and Cindy Shogran.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m. in the Mt. Olympus Presbyterian Church, 3280 East 3900 South, Salt Lake City. A visitation will be held on Thursday, Aug. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Home, 288 No. Main Street, Heber City. Internment will follow the services on Friday in the Park City Cemetery at approximately 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, an account has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank for the education of his sons, John and Michael Santy.

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