James Mapp Chandler

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“Jim dedicated his life to helping his community, and served with distinction in many ways. He was friendly, professional, and a gentle spirit to...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: John McNulty - Chesapeake, VA

“While I only knew James as an aquaintance during some of the EMS symposiums, I saw his interaction with those he knew better. He was a dedicated...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Jim Geisinger - Virginia Beach, VA

“Jim, you truly made your mark on improving EMS and EMS education in the Tidewater Area. I enjoyed working with you at P.A. Court House Station and...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: James Hanley - New Orleans, LA

“Jim will truly be missed especially by the EMS community. Since I have been involved with TEMS, Jim has always been there. The knowledge,...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Janice McKay - Chesapeake, VA

“Jim, we miss you already. TX-4 DMAT ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: David Brown - Frisco, TX

“Condolences and Sympathies are hereby extended to James family, friends and VA-1 DMAT members, from THE Command Group & Team Members of DMAT San...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Jake Jacoby - San Diego, CA

“What a loss to the EMS community. On behalf of the PEMS CISM team, I send sympathy and ask God for peace and comfort for his wife, family, and...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Ellen Vest - Deltaville, VA

“I cannot even wrap my head around this loss for all of us, and we represent just his "extended federal family." My heart goes out to the...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: susanne Carlson - Portland, OR

“I was crushed to hear about Jims passing. He was always there willing to help and not complain and never lacking for a smile. He will be missed. My...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Russell Bieniek - Erie, PA

“A good good man with a heart for service in service for other. You will be missed. Our sympathies to the Chandler family, the EMS community he...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Kathey Henley - Austin, TX

“The Priest family sends its love, hugs and prayers. Jim will be remembered for his smile and kindness to everyone who met him.Josh and Karen Priest ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“The EMS and Hampton Roads communities lost a shining star way too soon. Jim was a great administrator, humanitarian and dedicated public servant. ...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Ruddy Rose - Richmond, VA

“JIM WAS ALWAYS A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE AND A GREAT PROMOTER OF EMS. HE ENCOURAGED ME TO FINISH MY ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT EDUCATION OVER 10 YEARS AGO AND...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: BARBARA SMITH - SUFFOLK, VA

Jim being interviewed by FireRescueTV “I had the pleasure of helping Jim last year with some video taping. Great guy. He will be missed. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Martin Grube - Virginia Beach, VA

“His smiling face and the friendship that he shared. Remember him when his first office was on the EVMS South Campus and the expansion that has taken...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Ira & Paula Swartz - VA

“I have known Jim since he interviewed me for the TEMS Critical Incident Stress Management Team approximately 20 years ago. He was always kind,...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Annamaria Haj


James passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018.

James was a resident of Norfolk, Virginia at the time of passing.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, Chesapeake. The interment will be at 3:00 p.m., Thursday in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Onancock, VA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Onancock Volunteer Fire Department or the Tidewater Emergency Medical Services Council.

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