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James ChurpekJames E. Churpek, 93 years old, of Elyria, Ohio passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017 at Ames Family Hospice Center in Westlake, Ohio.

James was born on May 5, 1924 in Lorain, Ohio and made his home in Elyria for the last 56 years. He was a graduate of Clearview High School and served with the United States Army during WWII. He was employed as a lab technician for BF Goodrich and was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. James was an avid golfer.

He is survived by his wife to whom he had been married for 69 years celebrating an anniversary on September 25th of this year. Also surviving are his children, Susan (Charles) Hoyer of Wooster, Judy (Rick) Dotin of Akron, John Churpek of Lorain, and Patty (Shawn) Donaghue of Elyria; eight grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, James in 1969; and his parents, Michael and Mary (nee Homak) Churpek.

There will be a funeral mass on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 590 Poplar Street, Elyria, Ohio at 11:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Lorain, Ohio.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, Ohio 44035.

» 4 Condolences and Greetings
Diane McDermott Toth
sent Sunday, 19 November 2017 21:48
Sue and family--I was so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. A lot of my teenage memories are of the fun times spent with your family. Much love to you and your Mom, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Diane
Hedy Fye
sent Thursday, 12 October 2017 07:33
Dear Ceil and family Hugs and kisses to all. May you gain strength from prayer and the wonderful memories you keep in your heart. God bless youall
william(bill) groomes
sent Thursday, 12 October 2017 03:11
sue and family---- still remember your dad at all those EC events. always a smile. always some positive encouragement. hope your wonderful thoughts of life with him sustain you at this time. bill groomes EC '67
Lynne Mendlik
sent Wednesday, 11 October 2017 07:51
\\\"May the stars carry your sadness away, May the flowers fill your heart with beauty, May hope forever wipe away your tears, and above all, may silence make you strong.\\\" Chief Dan George You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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