Dr. James R. Halpert

December 5, 1949 - June 3, 2024
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Dr. James R. Halpert, known as “Jim” to his family and friends, passed away on June 3, 2024 near his home in Tucson, Arizona.  Jim was born in Los Angeles, California on December 5, 1949 to Ruth L. Halpert and Saul E. Halpert. Jim was the elder of two brothers.  Jim leaves behind his most beloved wife, Dr. Li Wang,  stepdaughter, Shan (Jennifer), and cousins, Jerry, Allan, and Al.

Jim’s life was characterized by great personal and professional achievements. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Scandinavian languages from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1970, Jim earned his PhD in biochemistry from Uppsala University, Sweden in 1977, where he worked with Dr. David Eaker. Jim went on to earn an MS degree in Toxicology at the Karolinska Instute in 1978, working with Dr. Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg. He later joined the laboratory of Dr. Robert A. Neal at Vanderbilt University. In 1983, Jim joined the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Arizona and began his independent research.

Spanning the fields of biochemistry, toxicology, and pharmacology, Jim’s research was highly recognized, earning a MERIT award, Faculty Development and Excellence Awards from the PHRMA Foundation, and 33 years of grant support from the National Institutes of Health.  In 2010 Jim was the recipient of the prestigious Bernard B. Brodie Award in Drug Metabolism from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) and in 2019, he went on to become a fellow of ASPET.

Throughout his career, Jim was appointed to progressively responsible leadership positions, including Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Texas Medical Branch; Associate Dean for Scientific Affairs at UC San Diego’s Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; and Dean of the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy. Jim’s leadership also included service as Chairman of the NIH Pharmacology Study Section; Editor of Drug Metabolism and Disposition; Secretary-Treasurer and President of ASPET; and Treasurer of ISSX.

Jim’s parents laid the groundwork for his accomplishments through their own examples.  His mother, Ruth, started her career as a teacher. In her 40s, Ruth went on to obtain a Ph.D from UCLA and became a popular Professor of Psychology at Califonia State University Northridge. Jim’s father, Saul, was a longtime broadcast journalist.  Saul was known for his on-the-scene reporting of critical events such as school busing, the Baldwin Hills Flood, and the Los Angeles riots.  His career lasted over 40 years making him a legend and household name to millions of people.

Jim’s life was deeply affected by the tragic death of his younger brother Robert who was killed by a drunk driver at the age of 25. Rob’s death devastated Jim and his parents and left an indelible mark on their family. Jim, Ruth, and Saul spoke of Rob often and never forgot the importance of his life.

Jim’s loved ones are profoundly saddened and shocked by his sudden passing. His presence will be forever missed. Rest in peace in the everlasting arm of the heavenly father.


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Date: Friday, June 14, 2024

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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Date: Friday, June 14, 2024

Time: 10:00 am

Marana Mortuary Cemetery


12146 W. Barnett Rd
Marana, Arizona 85653


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Born: December 5, 1949
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Dean Draznin posted on 7/4/24

I knew Jim as Rob's older brother in Scandinavia--another brilliant and talented Halpert. We connected by email a few times after Saul passed away, and we had the opportunity to reminisce. I remember how Rob relied on Jim for perspective and humor back in the crazy high school and college days. The Halperts were wonderful people and they'll always be enshrined in my heart. May Jim's memory be a blessing.


Dr. Edward S. Beck posted on 7/4/24

Though I did not have the pleasure of knowing Dr. Halpert, he sounds like an accomplished and wonderful person. May his memory be for a blessing and may his family be comforted by loved ones and friends


Bhupendra Kaphalia posted on 7/3/24

I am very saddened by the news. I was intimately associated with Jim who helped me establish analytical chemistry core in my pathology department at UTMB. Jim was a very down to the earth, ready to help and above all great scientist and scholar. I will miss Jim for ever.


Richard Oxman posted on 6/30/24

I have known Jim since we were classmates at Millikan Middle School (now known at Louis Armstrong Middle School). I have kept in touch with him over the years. Jim was known as one of the “smart kids” in my class. Jim has accomplished so very much in his career in science and administration. The last time that I saw Jim and Li was at our home of Chris and I in August 2021. We talked about the “good old days” at Grant High, college and grad schools, careers, travel, and life in general. It was clear that Jim loved Li very much. It was also clear that Jim loved travel. It was always a pleasure to hear from Jim from faraway places like London, Scotland, China because he seemed so happy, and travel appeared to be one of his passions. During that last meeting, Jim and I discussed plans for Li, Chris, me and him to meet up and travel to places like Sedona and meeting up again during his next time in California. THAT NEVER HAPPENED…Message to all: do all the things NOW that you need to do and tell your loved ones how much you care. You never know, you may not get a chance as with Jim, there was not to be a next time. . The last time I heard from Jim was December 24, 2023. Jim wished me Happy Holidays. Jim was not feeling well but was hopeful that 2024 would be a good year. I first heard of Jim passing on to heaven yesterday-June 29. I was surprised and so very saddened to hear of his passing. Jim was an awesome man. I feel so honored to call him my friend…. Jim will be missed-certainly by me, and I am sure by many friends, family, and loved ones. To Li-Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time-so sorry


Li posted on 6/23/24

Your inner light will always shine in the hearts of many ......


Xiaobo Zhong posted on 6/21/24

Hi Jim, I am here for you, Li, and your family, now and forever. May the soul of you rest in peace. Xiaobo


Li posted on 6/19/24

Every day a candle is lit for your soul. God knew how much you could bear. You made it through many times in the past. This time you could not bear anymore.


Keiko Maekawa posted on 6/15/24

In memory of Dr. James R. Halpert, Keiko Maekawa lit a candle


Ryan Ruoshui Yan posted on 6/14/24

In memory of Dr. James R. Halpert, Ryan Ruoshui Yan lit a candle


Don and Pat Lindamood posted on 6/14/24

Dear Li, Our prayers are with you in your loss. Jim was such a friend, and also friendly! I didn't know him for long, but I knew that he loved the Lord and he loved people! May God comfort your heart with the knowledge that you will see him again in the presence of God!


Li posted on 6/14/24

Today is your day! Your spirit in heaven will know how you are loved by many, because of your love for them.


Joanne&Richard Collins posted on 6/14/24

Lit a candle for Jim. Our sincere condolences to his family.


Hongli Xiang posted on 6/14/24

I met Jim only once. He and his wife Li visited my family in 2022. We had lunch together, and he impressed my husband and me with jokes one after another. We chatted and laughed, like long time friends. I am saddened by the news. My heart goes out to you and your family.


Yan Yan posted on 6/14/24

In memory of Dr. James R. Halpert, Yan Yan lit a candle


Winnie Wang/ Xinzhong Wu posted on 6/14/24

Deeply sad for the loss of your beloved husband James. Sincere condolences.


Miao posted on 6/14/24

Rest in peace, Jim.


Miao posted on 6/14/24

In memory of Dr. James R. Halpert, Miao lit a candle


Wei posted on 6/14/24

Jim is such a smart and nice guy. You will be totally missed. RIP:(


Li posted on 6/13/24

You were a shining light onto so many people’s hearts.


Li posted on 6/13/24

In memory of Dr. James R. Halpert, Li lit a candle


Margit Spatzenegger posted on 6/13/24

Dear Li, I want to express my sincere condolences. I am deeply saddened about the news of Jim's passing. Jim was a great mentor to me who always encouraged me during my time as a postdoc in Galveston. During the three years as a postdoc in Galveston he was not just guiding me through the research in Cytochrome P450 but he also offered great advice and took efforts to advance my skills. I will never forget that he picked me up from the airport when I came to Galveston for the first time and he invited my parents for dinner when they visited me in Galveston. Jim was a very generous and caring person and very open minded. Over the years he stayed interested in my career and stayed in touch with me. I will miss him and remember him. Rest in peace.


Margit Spatzenegger posted on 6/13/24

In memory of Dr. James R. Halpert, Margit Spatzenegger lit a candle


Joanne Collins posted on 6/13/24

A brilliant scientist who recruited top researchers to our university and inspired students to excel in basic and medical research - that is one way I think of Jim. But the other is my work relationship with him. He chose me to be the Administrator of his Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology. I was so honored to assume this position because I had worked my way up through the ranks and spent many nights and weekends obtaining my degree to do it. He valued my persistence and chose me out of a large field of applicants. For that, I am forever grateful and I told him so when I retired. I've been thinking about him and some of the experiences we shared at UTMB. At this time of year as we always do, there are reports of increased hurricane threats for the season. Jim was from California and lived in Arizona and did not care for this untimely distraction. I believe it was Hurricane Rita when the university closed down and everyone was told to evacuate. Jim went to Dallas and I eventually made it to Austin. While I was there, he called me to discuss the situation and admitted that it upset him so much that he went out and purchased a life preserver (even though he was hundreds of miles away from the storm)! I chuckled and when we all returned to work, he told me that it was not going to be "business as usual" since we could not just ignore what everyone had been through. Together we decided to call everyone into our large conference room. He began telling his story and encouraging others to talk it out. I was amazed to hear that some evacuated thousands of miles and others had harrowing experiences in shelters. At the end, we pulled out a large cake that proclaimed us survivors. I saw so much healing and bonding as a department. It was one beautiful moment of compassion combined with leadership. Jim was very well regarded at UTMB and was often called to the Dean and President's Office for his wisdom. But greater opportunities were in store for him and I'm glad that he became Dean at the University of Connecticut. I am so happy he found peace and love with his wife in Arizona. I hope that he passed enjoying the beautiful outdoors. May his soul rest in peace.


Al Poskanzer posted on 6/13/24

I'm thinkin of ya, cousin!


Cindy Unwin posted on 6/13/24

My deepest condolences for your loss. Jim will be missed.


Peter Sapin posted on 6/12/24

Jim and I went to high school together from 1967-71 in Southern California. We lived a few blocks apart in a growing suburban neighborhood. We shared interests in sports, and science. We both had chemistry sets. I went away to college and we connected a few times over the years. I generally followed Jim's rise through the academic ranks. My own career included a stint in academic medicine, and during that time I came to appreciate more clearly the significance of Jim's success in his career. The competition for grant money, university politics, program development and administration, teaching students at all levels, not to forget the continuing quest to be successful in doing science all pointed to the special character and abilities that Jim displayed. In early 2020 Jim sent me his retrospective article in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, which I saved in a special file and reread from time to time. I'm so grateful that Jim considered me a friend throughout his life, and will miss his presence in my corner of the universe. My deepest condolences to Li, and to all those who will miss Jim as I will.


Li posted on 6/12/24

My guiding light


Li posted on 6/12/24

My LG, Like every morning, the first thing I ask when I woke up, "did you sleep well"? ....... I'm tormented by thoughts that I failed to protect you.... Your candle, your guiding light, your love will forever illuminate the path ahead.


Ulf Rasmusson (Jim knew me as Rasmus) posted on 6/12/24

Li, I am so terribly sorry and sad I wish you strength for the time ahead. And I wish you comfort from the memories of the time you had with this fine man.


Ulf Rasmusson (Jim knew me as Rasmus) posted on 6/12/24

I got to know Jim in Lund, Sweden 55 years ago. We did a lot of things together. He was a real buddy. Jim was instrumental in me joining the same university exchange program as he was in and thanks to that I wound up in Berkeley, California for a pivotal part of my life. I visited Jim and his family in Los Angeles several times, I felt so welcomed and at home there. Over the decades our contact at times were infrequent, but we kept in touch and it deepened lately. A few years ago I stayed at Jim´s and Li´s home in Connecticut. Two years ago Jim and Li visited my home in Stockholm and last year I stayed with them in Tucson, I had a wonderful time there. I am so glad I got this time with Jim. It was a shock to learn of his death and I am so sad. The memory of Jim will stay with me and with all whom his kind, generous and open spirit enriched.


Magnus ingelman-Sundberg posted on 6/12/24

Dear Jim You were one of my very best friends for 46 years. I have followed you through the ups and downs of your life and visited all the places in the US where you have lived. Your empathy, intelligence, humor, and knowledge are qualities that I have deeply appreciated. I am very sad that our plans to visit Tucson in mid-March did not materialize, but your explanatory email in March was much appreciated and gave me additional understanding. You were also a very good friend to my wife, Cecilia, who, like me, valued you immensely. We both feel deeply sorry for what happened, but we often talk about how wonderful friend you were and cherish all the important memories from our time together. These memories will stay with us for the rest of our lives. Thank you, Jim, for being such a close and dear friend. Magnus


Rick Fang posted on 6/12/24

Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. What a lovely and sagacious person Jim was. He will be deeply missed by me and many others whose lives were enlightened by him.


Lu & Xiaochen posted on 6/11/24

So sad and shocked to hear of Dr. Halpert’s passing. He was such a good mentor and a great scientist! We will always miss you…. Rest in peace…


Grazyna D Szklarz posted on 6/11/24

In memory of Dr. James R. Halpert, Grazyna D Szklarz lit a candle


Grazyna D Szklarz posted on 6/11/24

It was a shock for me to learn of Jim's passing. I was hoping to have more chats with him about science and life in general. Jim was a great mentor and a great friend to all of us who were fortunate to work with him and to know him. I was a postdoc in his lab at the University of Arizona for 6 years, and we kept in touch ever since. Jim was a great scientist, and he had a great instinct about current and emerging trends in science, in particular in the P450 field. As a mentor, he always encouraged his students and postdocs to do their best work, and also created opportunities for us to learn and expand our skill sets. Nor was he shy with complements and praise for the work. He also offered a great advice, be it in science or in life. I am grateful for his friendship and his wisdom. He will be missed very much.


Richard Thomas Carbray, Jr posted on 6/11/24

In memory of Dr. James R. Halpert, Richard Thomas Carbray, Jr lit a candle


Richard Thomas Carbray, Jr posted on 6/11/24

Dear Li and family, Pat and I want to express our sincere condolences and please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I first met Jim when he was interviewing for the Dean's position at UConn School of Pharmacy. I was on the search committee at the time and was proud to put his name forward and was glad to see that he was chosen. From the first time we met on campus he and I developed a strong bond and continued that relationship through his entire tenure as Dean at UConn Pharmacy school and continued that friendship after his retirement. Jim and I stayed in touch and his conversations and emails were always insightful and helpful. He was a very thoughtful and giving person and always available to share his wisdom and advice both personally and professionally. I will cherish the time we spent together. He leaves a great legacy in his contributions to both academia and pharmaceutical research as evidenced in his national awards and accomplishments. I am privileged to call him a colleague and a dear friend. Rest in peace my friend you will be missed. Richard T Carbray, Jr. RPh Rocky Hill, Ct


Lei Fu posted on 6/11/24

Dear Jim, Rest in peace in the everlasting arm of the heavenly father. Lei


Li posted on 6/11/24

Everyday a candle is lit for you, until eternity.


Li posted on 6/11/24

LG, miss you so terribly....... Be proud of yourself the impact you had on so many people. The outpouring of love is incredible...... I know it will give you peace and bring comfort to your gentle soul.


Rita Bernhardt posted on 6/11/24

Jim was a great scientist and a very nice person. I always enjoyed meeting him and discussing with him science and other things. Jim was one of the first American scientists I was exchanging results and experiences with P450 reactions at the beginning/middle of the eightees. He had a good sense of humor. We all will miss him a lot.


Claudia and Richard Basola posted on 6/11/24

Dear Li, We loved Jim very much as we do you! I believe he is still with you! Jim always expressed his love for you! You are bonded by your love❤️ He will always be Richard's playground buddy from Oxnard Elementary! Love, Richard and Claudia Basola


Yilang posted on 6/11/24

In memory of Dr. James R. Halpert, Yilang lit a candle


Manish posted on 6/11/24

I worked in Jim’s lab for more than 8 years, starting from San Diego and then moving to Connecticut. He helped me incredibly during these years and after, in many ways that cannot be described here. He was the one who helped me establish and guide my career in research on Structure-Function Relationships of CYPs: From CYP2B to CYP2C and beyond. I learned a lot of good lessons of life from him, inside and outside of lab that I still remember and follow, on regular basis. I still remember when he took my parents out for lunch in San Diego when they visited me from India in 2012, and when he took my family for lunch when we were moving out from Connecticut in 2017-18. He was such a kind, generous, and thoughtful person, and we all fondly remember him. He provided me with great opportunities to progress and become independent. He was a dedicated and an outstanding mentor, and I am deeply saddened and shocked by the news of his passing. May his soul rest in peace. Manish


Abby Diamond posted on 6/11/24

In memory of Dr. James R. Halpert, Abby Diamond lit a candle


Abby Diamond posted on 6/11/24

I'm so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a neighbor and family friend throughout my childhood. He was a gentle soul with a great sense of humor. I will always remember his mischievous smile! My deep condolences to Li and family.


Wendy Diamond posted on 6/11/24

My heart is broken & I send blessings to Li and family. Jim was a lifelong neighborhood pal, offering loads of wit, poolside antics, and guitar music. In later years, he offered constant friendship. He leaves a legacy in his complex, magnificent soul and is deeply missed. May his memory be a blessing. Love to Saul, Ruth, Jim and Rob.


Wendy Diamond posted on 6/10/24

In memory of Dr. James R. Halpert, Wendy Diamond lit a candle


Eddie Morgan posted on 6/10/24

Jim, I spoke to you just a few weeks ago and it never occurred to me that it would be for the last time. Since the day you picked Leslie and I up at Stockholm airport you’ve been a true friend and thoughtful mentor to me. I remember the many days when we’d commute together from Huddinge to Stockholm, chatting about baseball and other things from back in the US. I remember wee we (mostly you) strategized on how to revitalize the Drug Metabolism Division of ASPET, and what a great success that was. Your scientific accomplishments have been immense, and you helped so many people. We will all miss your wit, your advice and your friendship. Rest in Peace.


Hongmin Li posted on 6/10/24

In memory of Dr. James R. Halpert, Hongmin Li lit a candle


Dr. Bettie Sue Masters posted on 6/10/24

Jim Halpert made an impression on me with his interest in and support of women in science. He once brought a group of his trainees to meet me at a scientific meeting, simply to show them that a woman could be a productive scientist. He was very circumspect in his approach to science and searched for and utilized the latest techniques to approach the scientific problems that interested him and that he thought were important to be addressed. He will be remembered among his scientific colleagues for his scientific contributions and as a staunch supporter of his trainees. With respect and sadness in his passing, Bettie Sue Masters, Ph.D.


Meg Tartsinis posted on 6/10/24

I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Jim's passing. My sincerest condolences to you (Li) for your heartbreaking loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Dmitri Davydov posted on 6/10/24

I'm deeply shocked by sad news about Jim's passing. Jim is a very important person in my life. For over 13 years I was a member of his team in Galveston and San Diego. I highly value Jim's help in establish my scientific career in the US. Jim's dedication to science, generosity, keen sense of humor, impeccable logics of thinking made him a wonderful person, remarkable scientist, and an outstanding mentor. Jim's passing is a great loss. I will always miss and remember him.


Scott Obach posted on 6/10/24

Jim was such an excellent scientist and kind person. He always had kind things to say and he was generous with sharing words of encouragement for everyone. We will all miss him very much, yet his spirit will live on in all of us who had the pleasure of knowing and interacting with him.


David Riddick posted on 6/10/24

I am deeply saddened by Jim's passing and I am feeling very much at a loss. Jim was a true giant in the drug metabolism world and a valued mentor to me in many different capacities. I first met Jim at the 1988 ASPET meeting in Montreal when I was a graduate student, and then he visited my supervisor's lab at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario since we were both working on P450 mechanism-based inactivators. From that time on, Jim showed such interest in my work and my career, right up to our most recent conversations this past year. He will be greatly missed and I offer my sincere condolences to Li and other family members. Rest in peace.


Jose Manautou posted on 6/10/24

I am deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Jim. He led a remarkable life characterized by intense dedication and hard work, which afforded him experiences many only dream of.


Wayne Backes posted on 6/10/24

I am so shocked and saddened to hear about Jim's passing. He was a great friend.


Irina Pikuleva posted on 6/10/24

In memory of Dr. James R. Halpert, Irina Pikuleva lit a candle


Irina Pikuleva posted on 6/10/24

I was the first faculty member who Jim hired in Galveston when he became the Pharmacology Chair. He was a great mentor and person, and I have learned a lot from him. Now I am passing Jim's wisdom and what he taught me to our junior faculty members. All our P450 community and me will miss and remember Jim.


Emily Scott posted on 6/10/24

Jim's unwavering dedication to both his cytochrome P450 research and his mentees has left an indelible mark on the scientific community. His legacy will continue to live on in the discoveries he facilitated, but also in the passion for science he instilled in others. He was much more than a mentor though and I will miss his good humor, sage wisdom, and friendship.


Crystal Elliott posted on 6/10/24

We are so sorry for the loss of Jim! He was an incredible blessing in our lives...always a word of encouragement and a smile. Thankful God allowed our paths to connect! His worship and desire to deepen his relationship with God was an inspiration. He will be missed and lovingly remembered. Much love, Kent & Crystal Elliott


Li posted on 6/10/24

My Mmcb, Do you have a good sleep last night? Jim was a man of integrity, kindness, gentleness, generosity, and unwavering love. You were my rock, my protector, and the thought of facing this world without you is utterly heartbreaking. My LG, you were my true love, my soulmate, and even in death, that bond remains unbroken.


Haoming Zhang posted on 6/10/24

I will forever miss his humor, intelligence, and generosity. I light this candle with my deepest condolences.


LJ posted on 6/10/24

In memory of Dr. James R. Halpert, LJ lit a candle


Yang LISHENG posted on 6/10/24

In memory of Dr. James R. Halpert, Yang LISHENG lit a candle


Amenda Tian posted on 6/10/24

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Liang Huang posted on 6/10/24

Wishing Dr James R. Halpert, Happy Paradise!


Jingbao Liu posted on 6/10/24

Jim, it’s hard to believe you just left. I always respect you like my father. Wish you rest in peace. Love you!


Hong Liu posted on 6/10/24

I knew Jim for many years.He is a good teacher as well as my close friend.I am deeply saddened by the loss of Jim.I will never forget his wisdom and kindness and hope him rest in peace.


Hong Liu posted on 6/10/24

In memory of Dr. James R. Halpert, Hong Liu lit a candle


Kezhong Zhang posted on 6/10/24

A soul of kindness, wisdom, and shining. Jim, you will be greatly missed. May you enjoy eternal peace in heaven.


Qin M. Chen posted on 6/10/24

I hope I can refuse the reality of Jim’s pass. Many good memories for Jim’s smiles, good advices, and the opportunities for talking freely. Jim is greatly missed!


Sally Losco posted on 6/10/24

I met Jim and Leah at our Church this last year. What stuck out was Jim’s love for his beautiful wife, Leah; who sang like an angel every Sunday. He told me proudly of how he met her and how fortunate he was. The love radiated throughout his eyes and words of Leah. I know Jim will continue to watch over his angel, family and friends…I was so blessed to have met him and Leah and will never forget his loving spirit…RIP Jim…..


Carolyn & Steve Stott posted on 6/10/24

In memory of Dr. James R. Halpert, Carolyn & Steve Stott lit a candle


Carolyn & Steve Stott posted on 6/10/24

We will miss him and the stimulating conversations. You always had something nice to say about everyone and everything 🌷


Denise posted on 6/10/24

So grateful for Jim’s wisdom and mentoring. Missing you dearly.


Airu Zhang posted on 6/10/24

You are now in the Lord’s loving care for eternity. You are always in my heart . Li is my best friend and sister, I will be always in her side while you are not be here. Rest in peace Jim!


Shawn and Robin posted on 6/10/24

Rest in peace Jim. You are now in the Lord’s loving care for eternity. Not to worry, we will take care of Li in your absence.


Grace Guo posted on 6/10/24

Rest in peace, Jim! You will be missed


Qing-Yu & Xinxin posted on 6/10/24

Dear Jim, You will always be in our hearts. Rest in peace!


al poskanzer posted on 6/10/24

I will miss you, Jim! your loving cousin, --Al Poskanzer


Mike Zientek posted on 6/10/24

All your students, some official, some not, will forever thank you for your generous gift of your time, wisdom, wit, scientific curiosity, genuine mentorship and friendship. We will all miss you terribly, Jim.


Linda May-Poskanzer posted on 6/10/24

In memory of Dr. James R. Halpert, Linda May-Poskanzer lit a candle


Jen posted on 6/10/24

A soul full of wisdom, strengths, tenderness and gentleness. Jimmy, I miss you dearly...and somehow still feel you're around...


Luz & Jeff Z posted on 6/10/24

Saddened and in complete disbelief. Our deepest condolences.


Li posted on 6/9/24

my LG, my love. This is my candle for you to light your heart and put a smile on your face.


Rune Toftgård posted on 6/8/24

With deeply felt gratitude for your warm friendship through the years. Rune and Anne-Marie Toftgård In Memory of Jim Halpert a donation to Medécins Sans Frontièrs is made.


Bhagavatula Moorthy posted on 6/8/24

In memory of Dr. James R. Halpert, Bhagavatula Moorthy lit a candle


Bhagavatula Moorthy posted on 6/8/24

I am shocked at the sudden passing away of Dr. Halpert! His contributions to science will be remembered for ever! He has left behind a strong legacy! May his soul rest in peace!


Donna Zhang posted on 6/8/24

Jim, You will be forever missed for your shining smile and cheerful attitude. May you enjoy eternal peace in heaven. Sincerely, Donna Zhang