James Mars

MARS, James J., 74, of New Martinsville, WV, died Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Hospice Care, Elkins, WV.

He was born August 14, 1939 in Wellsburg, WV, the son of the late Edwin A. and Daisy Amos Mars.

James was a retired Sr. Lab Tech at Bayer Corp. with 47 years of service; and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in New Martinsville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David Mars; and a sister-in-law, Mary Kay Mars.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Charlotte Taylor Mars; six children, James J. (Kate) Mars II of Omaha, NE, Michael (Cheryl) Mars of Pursley, WV, Patrick Mars of Carlisle, PA, Sally Mallendick of New Martinsville, Edwin (Kay) Mars of Galveston, TX and John (Donna) Mars of Grafton, WV; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 122 S. High Street, Morgantown, WV 26501.

Sympathy expressions at grisellfuneralhomes.com.