James Robertson Driscoll (BSJ55)

James Robertson Driscoll (BSJ55), a former advertising executive, died Nov. 9, 2019. Driscoll was born on Jan. 14, 1933 and grew up in Winnetka, Ill. After graduating from Lake Forest Academy in 1951, Driscoll attended Medill, and then began a long and successful career in the advertising business in Chicago before joining New York based Warwick & Legler, Inc. in 1959.

While at Warwick, Driscoll was promoted to Executive Vice President and led the development of international advertising campaigns to market the full portfolio of Seagram’s beverages. Following his retirement, Driscoll and his wife Cookie relocated to Ohio.

Driscoll served through several outreach ministries which included a long-term international mission in Porto, Portugal. He was happiest spending time with his wife Cookie, his six children and his seven grandchildren. Among his many passions were jazz music, photography, golf, skiing, bird watching, nature and the great outdoors.

Driscoll knew how to make friends with people throughout his life. His joy for living and his infectious enthusiasm drew many people close to him. He would greet everyone with his bright smile and his imaginative sense of humor, and he often went out of his way to make others smile and laugh. Driscoll is survived by his wife, his six children, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.