James Salkin

James S. Salkin

December 16, 1942 - March 21, 2021
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    Monday, March 22nd, 2021 | 2:30pm
    Monday, March 22nd, 2021 2:30pm
    Virtual Funeral
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Donations are being accepted for:
Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery in support of the lung transplant program

Please make checks payable to Johns Hopkins University and forward to: Samantha Oliphant, Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine
550 North Broadway, Suite 722, Baltimore, MD 21205


James S. Salkin, of Baltimore, MD, passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at the age of 78. He is survived by his step-children, Elyse (Andrew) Carignano and Scott Levenson; grandchildren, Logan and Lauren Carignano; brother-in-law, Michael Barrash (Jerry Newton); sister-in-law Barbara Monfried; mother-in-law, Evelyn Barrash; and cousins, Maxine Hartman, Eileen Cohen and Arthur Wasserman. He was predeceased by his wife, Gloria Salkin (nee Barrash); parents, Norman and Zelda Salkin; and father-in-law, Lawrence Barrash.

A Virtual Funeral will be held on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 2:30 pm. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions can be made in memory/honor of Jim to the Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery in support of the lung transplant program. Please make checks payable to Johns Hopkins University and forward to: Samantha Oliphant, Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine, 550 North Broadway, Suite 722, Baltimore, MD 21205
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Stan Rogosin

Posted at 07:03pm
It is with great sadness that I learned of Jim's passing. I met Jim over 40 years ago when he was in the Baltimore City prosecutor's office and I in the Public Defender's Office. Jim was the consummate trial lawyer, scholarly, fully knowledgeable of the law, fair, very professional and ethical without fault. We remained friends over the years and I always felt a strong connection to him. I consider myself to have been very fortunate for Jim to have been a part of my life. May your cherished memories be a source of comfort and peace and may his memory be forever a blessing.

Paula Miles

Posted at 09:55am
My deepest condolences to your family.

Baltimore City College Alumni Association

Posted at 05:06pm
To all who mourn for
James S. Salkin
the Officers and Board of the
Baltimore City College Alumni Association
extend their condolences.

Glenn Klavans & Sandra Kemick

Posted at 03:15pm
Sandy and I were colleagues of Jimmy's in the State's Attorney's Office in the 70's and 80's. Our friendship endured thereafter all these years. Jimmy's good cheer and quick wit were all the more cherished as we admired how he dealt with his health challenges. "It's a small town" was proven again when he married into the Barrash family and became my cousin. We will miss his great style and love of life.

Jeff Wasserman

Posted at 01:56pm
Rest in peace.

Morton Mindell

Posted at 01:29pm
So sorry to learn of Jimmy’s passing. I knew Jimmy for many years from Powhatan, particularly the countless street touch football games. Always a great guy. I hadn’t seen him since........, but I always remembered him fondly. My sincere condolences.

Robert Steinberg

Posted at 12:48pm
I am saddened to read of Jimmy’s passing. We met as prosecutors and were together socially because of a mutual friendship with Jimmy Schneider many years ago. I understand his medical travails. He was a great trial lawyer and a survivor. I will miss seeing him. May he Rest In Peace and may the time not be distant when his loved ones will remember him with a smile instead of a tear.

Ed Goldberg

Posted at 12:47pm
Jim and I lost a mutual, dear close friend last year, Jim Schneider. (Your Jim was J.S.S, and he was J.F.S.) Over the years, I heard from J.F.S. uproarious stories from the trip to Europe the two Jims took in the 1970s. All were about lines of devastating wit that J.S.S. unleashed that absolutely slayed J.F.S. His sense of humor was the stuff of legend. May God bless his memory.

Andy Robey

Posted at 12:10pm
My condolences to the Salkin family. Although I met Jimmy several years ago, we didn’t become close until somewhat recently. We worked together at the commissioner’s office in Baltimore County. He was truly a great person and I am very lucky and grateful to have had him as a friend! My fondest memory was bumping in to him on a cruise ship in Caribbean a few years back. He was surrounded by family and never looked happier. Rest In Peace my friend, you will be missed!

Neil Steinhorn

Posted at 11:43am
Jimmy and I became friends also in the State’s Attorneys Office, over 40years ago. He was the person to go to for information on where to go to eat and what fashion to wear. He was just a dear dear person. We will miss him. Rest In Peace, Jimmy

Patricia "Patsy" Parker

Posted at 10:49am
To Michael and Evelyn Barrash,

Deepest condolences on the loss of your dear brother-in-law/son-in-law James Salkin. Patsy Parker (Justinus Gould's, z'l, daughter) here from Phoenix, AZ for almost 10 years.
May you be comforted in knowing others are thinking of you at this difficult time. May James' memory be for a blessing. Michael, please contact me when you get a chance just to check in on how you and your loved ones are doing. Love to you both, Michael and Evelyn.

Mark Edward Pearlstein

Posted at 09:36am
Did want the family to know a little about that portion of his life that may not be aware of. The picture was taken at my installation as Worshipful Master on January 2nd, 1985 ( the guy with the top hat) and the young man standing to my right was non-other than Jim directly below him sitting was Steven Winner who was one of Jim's best friends and who got him into Amicable Lodge #25 Ancient Free & Accepted Masons. Jim went through the line of leadership was installed Worshipful Master of Amicable in 1987. As he lays down his working tools he will be missed. Jim was one of those "Go To" people. When something was needed, all you had to do was ask Jim and you knew it would get done. While he did not go to lodge in the latter years, whenever I called, he always wanted to know how the brothers that were in his line were and how the lodge was doing.

Kenny Blumberg

Posted at 08:24am
Cousin Jimmy was a great guy Lorraine and I would see him at the Health club. He always had a smile and was happy to see you and will be missed .

Jerri Rosen

Posted at 08:01am
Sorry to read of Jimmy’s passing. As I look at the family pictures I remember how lucky he was to be a part of your family. The photo of him with Gloria brought back good memories. Try to keep the good memories close to help you through this difficult time.

Elliot & Fraeda Lewis

Posted at 07:45am
Fraeda and I are very saddened by the loss of Jimmy. I first met him when we were prosecutors in Baltimore City. He then recruited me to join his Masonic lodge. We enjoyed his company with Gloria for an occasional dinner when we would meet them at Bethany 🏖 Beach. Jimmy always enjoyed telling a good story while maintaining his ever present smile. He was devastated when he lost his beloved Gloria, and now the two of them can Rest In Peace together. His memory will be a blessing to us all. Amen

Sharon Solomon

Posted at 07:43am
Condolences to Jimmy's family. May good memories you shared with him be a source of comfort to you now and forever. Rest in peace Jimmy

Barry and lily koppel

Posted at 07:00am
I’m so sorry to hear about Jimmy’s death he was a Masonic brother of mine and he will be missed our prayers or with him and his family

Barbara and Joel Richmond

Posted at 09:29pm
Joel and I send our condolences to Jim's family. May his memory be for a blessing.

Marvin Shuman

Posted at 06:27pm
My condolences to the Salkin Family for their loss. Jimmy was one of the first guys I meet when we moved to Powhatan Avenue and we became good friends. He was a great guy and he will be missed. Rest in peace my friend.

Tina Carignano Greis

Posted at 05:05pm
While Jimmy was my brother’s father-in-law, we regarded him as a member of our immediate family. We so enjoyed having him at our holiday celebrations and seeing him at many family gatherings. At the last Christmas celebration we had with him in 2019, the whole family crowded into Elyse and Andy’s dining room to play a group-oriented game, complete with its own sound effects. It was so endearing to hear everyone laughing and enjoying themselves. Afterwards, Jimmy told my mom that he’d had so much fun. I’m so glad that I witnessed such a nice memory. We will miss Jimmy very much.

Phylis Lafferman Schuchman

Posted at 03:33pm
To Jimmy's Entire and Extended Family,
I'm Deeply Sorry for Your Profound Loss As So Many Others.
When Someone You Love Becomes A Memory,
The Memory Becomes A Treasure ( Jimmy Was A Treasure To Everyone Their Lives ).....

Bob Wolf

Posted at 03:25pm
I first met Jimmy when we were prosecutors in Baltimore City. He had a great sense of humor and it was a wonderful pleasure to be with him. He was a true mensch. May his memory always be for a blessing.

Gary Bernstein

Posted at 12:56pm
Jimmy and I were prosecutors together in Baltimore City. We remained friends and had lunch together monthly at Turks or the Oregon Grill while he waited for his transplant. He was warm, kind, and funny. You enjoyed any time you spent with him. He will join his wife whom he missed so dearly and with his health restored. Rest In Peace my friend.

Leslie Mensh

Posted at 12:47pm
Jimmy was my Forest Park High Junior prom date.. He and my husband were dorm mates at University of Maryland and we used to 'double date' until my husband and I began dating...In the last few years his cousin, Maxine drove several of us to Carroll County crab feasts topped off by frozen treats at The Cow or Chill in Reisterstown...Jimmy was a foodie and used to tell us all how he enjoyed weekly lunches w/friends at Bluestone Restaurant...
Despite his illness, I'm glad he was able to enjoy dining at his favorite places with friends and family. May his memory forever be a blessing...

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