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James E. Enright - 49

10/22/1970 - 11/8/2019

Lockport, Illinois

James E. Enright. Age 49. Lockport resident formerly of Hazel Crest. Graduate of St Anne’s Catholic Grammar School Class of 1984, Thornwood High School Class of 1988 and University of Missouri “Mizzou” Class of 1993. Was a Caddy at Ravisloe Country Club and an Evans Scholarship recipient. Salvage Manager for 16 years at Farmers Insurance previously worked as a Claims Adjuster for CNG Insurance.  Husband for 2 years of Christina nee Ball. Stepfather of Melanie and Jacob Butera. Son of Edward J Enright and the late Marilynn nee Dyrda. Brother of Robert Enright. Uncle of Robin Enright and Logan Pool. Nephew of Phyllis Dyrda. Son in-law of Danny Ball and the late Joanne nee Lutz. Brother in-law of David (Randi) Ball. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th St (3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Wednesday November 13th from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Services at funeral home Thursday November 14th 12:00 Noon. Entombment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. Info 708-481-9230 and


  • Mark Binder

    on 11/10/19

    Jim and I first met at Farmers in the late summer of 2006.  We worked together for 12 years and we were not only coworkers but also became friends.  He was always the voice of reason and not afraid to share his thoughts or opinion on any topic, no matter if we disagreed.  That was something I always respected about Jim and his honesty and integrity were top notch.  He was also a listening post and we always had really good conversations on all types of topics whether it was about politics, guns, family or just life in general.  The world has lost a good man and his family are in my thoughts and prayers.  

  • Josh Swenson

    on 11/11/19

    Jim was a great man.  He was beloved by his coworkers because he had a drive to be part of something great.  I didn't know Jim for very long, but I certainly appreciated how much he cared about friendship and doing the right thing.  

    RIP Jim - you are loved and god bless Jim's family and friends as you navigate this difficult time.

  • Dave Reinhardt

    on 11/11/19


      I had the pleasure of hiring Jim to be a salvage coordinator when our company decided to create a salvage department which was a new concept by which we would dispose of total loss vehicles. Jim came to the salvage department from commercial and his expertise in that area was invaluable. Jim's eagerness to put his "stamp" on this new endeavor led to many program successes. He was truly happy in his position and confided in me in both personal and business life. One on special occasion, he told me "grinning ear to ear" that he had found the "love of his life, Christina". Jim told me that those future years were the best years of his life. May Christina and his family find comfort knowing he is now truly at peace. His memory will remain with me forever. God's Blessings to all. 

  • Chris Merideth

    on 11/11/19

    I had the honor to serve as Jim's supervisor for a short period of time.  I say serve because I knew coming in that I would need Jim's help in managing the team because he was so well respected by his team members.  Everyone looked to Jim for advice and counsel.  Many times I went to Jim for advice on how to rally our team.  He always had thoughtful words with a focus on his colleagues' best interest. I am so lucky our paths crossed.

  • Steve Paloian

    on 11/12/19

    My thoughts and prayers are with Jim and his family. He was a great man and a great teammate. I was fortunate to work with Jim often when I started in Salvage as we were tasked to work on many projects. What I respected most was his loyalty to his team and his passion for the job. He knew the business and he loved what he did. Jim was funny and a character. At times talking with Jim felt like I walked into a private comedy show. He was quick, straight forward and witty. I will miss you Jim and will see you again in the future.   

    I wrote the communication below to be released to our company in remembrance of Jim.... 


    It is with a heavy heart we share the passing of Jim Enright on November 8.

    Jim joined Farmers Insurance in January of 2003 as an APD CR in Illinois. In December 2006, National Salvage was fortunate to hire Jim as an Auto Salvage Consultant, covering his home state of Illinois and bordering states. Jim quickly emerged as a leader in Salvage, with a passion for the job and helping his teammates. Through the years Jim was pivotal in the success of National Salvage and his influence can be seen daily, as he worked with salvage vendors to design an inventory management tool in use today.

    Jim was an awesome guy, full of humor and wit. He had a huge heart and was always fun to be around. He cared deeply about the people he worked with and established lifelong friendships with colleagues living thousands of miles away.  He often referred to his peers as “my guys” and he would do anything to help them be successful.   

    Jim is survived by his wife of two years Christina and his stepchildren, Melanie and Jacob Butera.

    The Salvage family will forever miss Jim. He holds a special place in our hearts and we will never forget him.


  • Jane M Castner

    on 11/12/19

    Thoughts and prayers with family.

    My self like so many others first met and had the opportunity to work with Jim at Farmers. He was always so eager to help out in situations. When I wasn't at work I never had to worry because I always knew that Jim had my back. I really enjoyed working side by side with him at farmers and loved our sports talks. He was no only my co-worker but a friend. RIP my Jim. 

  • Augie Ambriz

    on 11/12/19

    Jim was one of my best friends at St Anne school in Hazel Crest. We had great times together as kids. May you rest in peace Jimbo and may God watch over your family.

    on 11/13/19

    I have never met Jim Enright personally but I always communicated with him over the phone or on emails. He always went above and beyond to help me with any work related issues. He was always so polite and kind, our whole Copart office is very sad to hear this news.  May god bless his soul and may God give his family patience. 






  • Barb Kulhanek

    on 11/13/19

    I am so very sad to hear of Jim's passing.  I had the pleasure of working with him at Farmers. He was such a great guy and always took the time to help me out with any work related questions or issue I would have.   All my thoughts and prayers are with Jim and his family.  RIP Jim.   

  • Travis Allen

    on 11/17/19

    I was glad to know Jim. He was thoughtful, sharp, and always challenged me to be at my best. Rest In Peace Jim. 

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