Thomas James

JAMES, Thomas H. “Tom,” 70, of Bet Mar Lane, St. Clairsville, OH, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at his home.

He was born August 13, 1942 at Westerville, OH, a son of the late Thomas H. Sr. and Carrie Wiant James.

Tom was the former manager for J. C. Penney Co., St. Clairsville, and an Army veteran.

In addition to his parents Tom was preceded in death by his first wife, Judith Lavitchka James; his brother, Darwin “Bud” James; and his sister, Iris Campbell.

Tom was a Hilltop member of the Kiwanis and Lions, St. C. Chamber of Commerce, Lakewood, NY Planning Board, Past Vice President of St. Clairsville Junior Sports where he played a vital part in the acquisition and development of the current sports complex, and past president and life member of the Saints Club, where he helped in the planning and construction of the press box at Red Devil Stadium.

Surviving are his wife, Cheyann Kwiatkoski James; five children, Thomas W. (Renee) James, Plainfield, IL, Todd A. (Melissa) James, Bethesda, OH, Michelle (Jeff) Butticci, Bill Pasden Jr. and Jeff Pasden; and 13 grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the time of Tom’s funeral service at 1 p.m. Friday at the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory, 204 W. Main St., St. Clairsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943.

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Thomas James

JAMES, Thomas H. “Tom”, 70 of St. Clairsville, Ohio, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at his home.

Arrangements are pending at the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory 204 Main Street St. Clairsville, Ohio.