James T. Amsler

December 13, 1921November 23, 2010

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Chatham, MA.


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Martine and Tony Amundson

December 17, 2010

We feel so sad to have just learned of Jim's passing from this earth.
We had the pleasure to know Jim through the Chatham Health Club and via our friendship with him and Peg. What we will choose to remember is Jim's zest for life, his deep commitment to his work while in education, his family and his integrity to his friends. We shared some nice times in Florida and Chatham and will miss seeing him. We send blessings of peace and light to all those who knew Jim.

Nancy O'Callaghan

December 11, 2010

I am very sorry to have heard about your Dad's passing. We have never met but my father Tom Eagan and your Dad were first cousins. I have only seen him a handful of times over the years and he was always so genuine and a true gentleman. My prayers go out to all of you.
Nancy Eagan O'Callaghan

December 7, 2010

I want to extend my deepest sympathies on the death of your father. I am the daughter of Louise Egan Donovan, who was the sister of your grandmother. My mom, who passed away 12 years ago, always spoke so very fondly of your father. If you would like to reconnect, I can be reached at Again, my deepest sympathies.
Stasia Donovan Kelly.

December 4, 2010

December 3, 2010

Barbara and I, along with the entire Sloane Family would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family of Dr. James Amsler. Jim and Frances were our dear friends. Jim served as a Director of Century Bank during its formative years. We valued his advice and counsel, as well as his vast knowledge of the State’s college system. And he was so very proud of his naval career. After his retirement from our Board, whenever the Bank had a function, we could always count on Jim to attend. He taught me a great deal, not only about business relationships, but also about human nature. I think he respected me and my knowledge of the banking industry as well, because he proposed me for an Honorary Degree at Salem State College, which I received in 1988, and for which I am eternally grateful. Jim will be sorely missed; however, the legacy of fine service he provided to the community and academia will long be remembered.
Marshall M. Sloane
Chairman of the Board
Century Bank, Medford, MA

Laura-Jean Hickey

December 2, 2010

Although I missed the experience of meeting President Amsler, I often heard stories of his remarkable leadership while I was a student at NASC/MCLA during 1995-1999. I was a proud tour guide and as we walked through the Amsler Campus Center, I would brief the prospective students and families on his great efforts.
My thoughts and prayers are with all those who had the honor of knowing President Amsler. God Bless.
Laura-Jean (Griffin) Hickey '99

Edward LeClair

December 2, 2010

Please accept my condolences for your father. I worked very closely with him at Salem State College, as he was president and I was founder of the Criminal Justice program. As a fledgeling program it was Dr Amsler who encouraged the program and myself. That program is now 600 hundred students strong with 9 PhD teachers in large part due to your father. I wanted you to know this accolade. Professor Ed LeClair

December 1, 2010

I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to the Amsler Family at this difficult time. Your Dad was a kind and caring person and many have lovely memories of him - Both he and your Mother were so very caring when my husband, Charles, (who worked alongside Jim at Salem State for many years) died and I shall ever remember them with great fondness. They were both good friends of ours and I for one shall miss them. Know your memories of both of them will help you through your sadness. Sincerely, Lois Kiefer

Jim and Tina Conley

December 1, 2010

Over the past ten years, my husband and I have been privileged to know Jim as a treasured friend, and we will greatly miss his delightful company. His intelligence and energy enlivened many a discussion at our dinner table in Chatham. We loved and admired him, and extend our deepest sympathy to his family and many other friends.

Jack Aylmer

December 1, 2010

Jimmy....we will miss ya!
Our good friend! our unparalled leader, he was always the guy that got things done. Thanks Jim for all of your valued skills as the Educator! We always knew later, that we could catch you at a Chatham game during the CCBL season.Our collective regrets to your many family members......Good sailing, and following seas...our favorite sailor!
Fondly, Ann an Jack Aylmer, Mass Maritime Academy