Jimmy Valdes passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2022 at the age of 55. Beloved Husband, Cherished Friend and avid Mets and Cowboys fan. A Proud New Yorker, he was a distinguished alumnus of the Henry Viscardi school and a summa cum laude graduate of St. John’s University. An Emmy award-winning contributor to CBS Sports since 1991, his work ethic and high standard of excellence, impacted his entire CBS Sports family. Jimmy worked tirelessly throughout each NFL season and March Madness, earning a relaxing 4th of July with a Nathan’s hot dog and a bloody Mary. Although Jimmy lived his life from a wheelchair, he refused to be defined by his disability. Instead, he embraced an attitude of gratitude which rubbed off on everyone he met. He once said “there is a long list of things I can’t do, but there is also a long list of things I can do” and he set out to conquer them all, making everyday count. Jimmy’s ability to find the good in any situation inspired all who knew him and he leaves behind a legacy of friends from all walks of life. Those that knew him will remember his smile, his laugh, and the effortless way he lit up a room with his presence. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Isora. He is survived by his wife Julie, the love of his life. A viewing will take place on Monday, December 5, at the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, NY from 6-9pm.