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Richard C. James, 69, of Stow, Ohio, and formerly of Kersey, died on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at Akron City Hospital in Akron, Ohio following a short illness.
He was born March 2, 1942 in St. Marys, a son of the late Carl R. and Marie Klausman James.
Mr. James graduated from Cathedral Prep High School and then earned a bachelor's degree in engineering and a master's degree in business from Case Western Reserve University.Â He lived in Cleveland, Ohio for most of his life.Â He was a member of the Holy Family Parish, the Stow RepublicanÂ ClubÂ and enjoyedÂ computers and investing.Â He also enjoyed singing in various choirs and was a member of the Serenity Singers.Â HeÂ especially enjoyed gardening and was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns.
He is survived by two sons, Dan James and his wife Michelle of Royal Oak, Mich., and Carl James of Bellevue, Ky.; and two grandchildren, Fleet and Saffron James.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Richard C. James, which will be celebrated at the St. Boniface Catholic Church, Main Street, Kersey, on Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. James G. Faluszczak, pastor, as celebrant.
Burial will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery, Kersey
There will be no visitation.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys.
Online condolences may be placed at www.lynchgreenfuneralhome.com.