James Magee, known locally as “Jimmy, The Mojito Man,” peacefully entered the pearly gates on May 18, 2020. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jimmy, 81, had called Key West home since 1996.
He was recognized as a nationally acclaimed mixologist, and was dubbed “Mr. Mojito” by television personality Al Roker, who met Jimmy while filming a TV segment in Key West.
Jimmy was a proud U.S. Marine, hero, friend, mentor, father, companion, grandfather, great- grandfather and second father to many.
He lived life to the fullest, touched countless lives with his smile, laugh and ‘paradise’ wisdom, while sharing his unique “with or without salt; frozen or on the rocks” life’s outlook with the Florida Keys, Key West and the Conch Republic.
Survived by his Eileen, his sons Timmy and Tony; grandkids Eric, Andrew, Allison, Elizabeth, Donovan, Justin; great-grandkids Connor, Chase, Quinn, his Yorkie, Conshy and Key West “daughters” Paulena, Jennifer and Gretchen.
A memorial mass will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 8 at The Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea in Key West.