James Hugh Twynham, 81, passed away peacefully at his home July 31, according to a statement from his family to the Blade.
The son of the late Robert E. Twynham and Francis Nichols Twynham, he was a native Washingtonian later to retire in the mountains of West Virginia.
He leaves behind a husband and partner of 40 years, Ronald W. Frazier, one stepson Ronald W. Frazier II, and many nephews and nieces, whom he adored.
A graduate of Gonzaga High School and Georgetown University, he later went on to teach English at Gonzaga and was instrumental in making the drama department what it is today. He was the recipient of the Gonzaga Theater Hall of Fame Award in 2002.
Family said that anyone who knew Jim was a better person for it.