James J. Abromitis, an executive who spent 30 years in the energy industry and once oversaw downtown Baltimore's underground steam and cooling system, died June 15 in a white-water rafting accident on the Roaring Fork River while vacationing near Aspen, Colo.
The Stevenson resident was 58.
Born in Tokyo, Japan, he was the son of John Abromitis, a consultant to international businesses, and Maria Abromitis.
He lived overseas with his family and later settled with them in Tamaqua, Pa. As a boy, he competed in Little League Baseball and excelled in other sports.
"The highlight of this involvement was when he got to play with his Tamaqua Little League team in...