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James L. Deemer

Born: Sat., Sep. 10, 1938
Died: Thu., Jul. 21, 2016


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Aug. 05, 2016
Location: Historical First Congregational Church of Tallmadge

Memorial Service

4:00 PM Fri., Aug. 05, 2016
Location: Historical First Congregational Church of Tallmadge


Fri., Aug. 05, 2016
Location: Tallmadge Cemetery

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James L. Deemer, 77, of Tallmadge, passed away on July 21, 2016, following a brief illness.

Jim was born in Akron, Ohio on September 10, 1938, to John and Helen Deemer.  Jim was raised in Tallmadge, where he proudly delivered newspapers on his ponies, Princie and Boots.  He graduated from Tallmadge High School in 1956.  Following graduation, he joined the United States Coast Guard. He spent 4 years active duty, stationed in The Great Lakes, Japan and Hawaii.  He was self-employed, with his father, at Ravenna Tool and Die for many years.  After retiring as a machinist, he enjoyed working at his favorite golf course, Windmill Lakes in Ravenna, where he irritated friends and others with his creative pin placements.

Jim was a lifetime member of the Ravenna Elks, VFW, American Legion and Italian American Club.  He was also a member of the Kent American Legion and Canadian Club and the Stow American Legion.

Jim will be remembered for his sense of humor, his cantankerous ways, and the love he had for his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John W. Deemer and Helen (McConnell) Deemer.  Brothers-in-law, Robert S. Young and John E. Orr; Sister-in-law, Kay Deemer.  He is survived by his wife, Peg (Young), to whom he was married 57 years.  Children, Brian (Wendy) Deemer, Aaron (Annie) Deemer, and Julie (Joe) Kirkbaumer; Grandchildren, Justin Deemer, Sam and Rachel Kirkbaumer, and Luke and Jack Deemer; Brother, John “Spank” Deemer and sister Polly Orr; Sisters-in-law, Ruthanne (Perry) Fry and Renita Young and many nieces, nephews and longtime friends.

The family will welcome friends and family at the Historical First Congregational Church on Tallmadge Circle on Friday, August 5, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm, with memorial service immediately following with Fr. Joseph R. Mamich. 

Interment following at Tallmadge Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations may be made to Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service, c/o Akron General Foundation, 1 Akron General Ave., Akron, Oh 44307-2463.  The family would like to thank the 9th floor staff at Akron General Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospice Care Center.

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The Hennessy Family and the Staff of Hennessy Funeral Home
   Posted Mon July 25, 2016
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

We offer our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.

The Hennessy Family and the Staff of Hennessy Funeral Home

Rome Fiedler
   Posted Thu July 28, 2016
May your memories give you peace and comfort. Thinking of you ALL during this difficult time.
Much Love,
Joe, Rome, Nicholas, Nate, Mia and, his birthday buddy, Matt Fiedler

Toni Kelly
   Posted Sun July 31, 2016
May Jim Rest in Peace with a smile!! He did a great job raising my son to be a wonderful and talented young man and I am eternally greatful to him . Praying for the Deemer Family and friends.
God Bless you and give you strength to endure your loss.

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