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William (Bill) F. James Print E-mail

William (Bill) F. James, 84, of Elyria, entered eternal rest, Saturday, December 22, 2018, at home, under the care of his children, as well as, Mercy New Life Hospice and Compassionate Friends Homecare. Bill was born March 16, 1934 in Lorain where he lived most of his life. He was a U.S. Marine from 1952-55, Honorably discharged as a Corporal. He was an avid golfer, achieving his 1st and only hole-in-one at the young age of 75 at Aquamarine Golf Course, Avon Lake, where he played practically daily for almost 10 years before having to give it up 2 years ago due to his health. He still enjoyed going to the clubhouse to see Pat and Mary, have coffee and visit with all the friends he had made there. Bill retired from InvaCare Corp., Elyria in 1998. He also volunteered at his church for many years, St. Jude, Elyria for Lent Fish Fry's as well as ushering for Mass. He also in the late 1960ís early 70's coached, his oldest son, David, in CYO basketball at St. John the Baptist Church, South Lorain. He and his beloved wife, Shirley, enjoyed traveling. He is survived by his children, David, Kathy (George) Andulics, Tim (Lori), Patrick (John) of Keller, TX. Grandchildren, Britny, Stephanie, Alexandra (Orlando FL), Stephen (Tampa, FL). Great-Grandchildren, Hannah, Dominic, Leslie; In-laws, Hank Annable, Helen (Ed) Truskolaski, Mary Jane Goodwin, Bob and Mary Ann Lasky (Bradenton FL), Katherine Kenzik. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, of 60 years, Shirley, (nee Lasky) in 2015. Sisters, Mary and Phyllis as children, Parents, Marie (nee Probert), 1947, Arthur J. 1967, Stepmother, Esther (nee Keifer) 1979. His siblings, sisters, Suzie Annable 2000, Betty Herrick, 2005, brothers, Daniel (Bud) 2007, Arthur 2016. Family and Friends will be received at the Reichlin-Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, (440) 365-1271 on Thursday, December 27, 2018 from 3-5 and 6-8 pm. Closing prayers will be in the funeral home on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 9:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Jude Catholic Church, 590 Poplar St. Elyria at 10:00 am. The Reverend Father Frank P. Kosem, Pastor, will officiate. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Lorain. Memorial Contributions may be made to New Life Hospice, 3500 Kolbe Rd, Lorain, OH 44053, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

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