Austintown – J. Dale James, 76, of Austintown, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday evening, June 28, 2022.
He was born August 31, 1945 in Youngstown, the son of Jimmy and Wilma (Maizel) James and was a lifelong area resident.
Dale was a graduate of Struthers High School and began his career working at General Motors Lordstown for a few years and then had Jim’s Village Motors and Autobody.
He was a member of the Johnson Club in Hillsville, Pa, the Croatian Club in Bessemer, Pa and the VFW in New Springfield.
Dale enjoyed being a snow bird by spending the winters in Lakeland, Florida, and socializing with family and friends. Anyone who knew Dale knew that his passion was riding his motorcycles along with attending every year bike week in Daytona, Florida.
Dale leaves behind to hold onto his memories his beloved wife of over 11 years the former Ruth Rauschenberg whom he married July 24, 2010, his children Jimmy James, Dawn James, Joseph James, Becky Roth and Shelly (Derrick) Martens, 9 grandchildren, and his sister Judy (John) Kuti along with nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Robert James.
There were private funeral services held on Friday, July 1, 2022 at the Thompson Filicky Funeral Home, Boardman, with Pastor Matthew Ferguson as officiant.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Thompson Filicky Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman.
Burial took place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Boardman.
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