James R. Essig
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age 86, of Hartville passed away Sunday afternoon in Aultman Compassionate Care Center following a brief illness. Born in Canton he was the son of the late Russell & Edith (Wilson) Essig and had lived in the Hartville area most of his life. He was a graduate of Hartville High School, a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict and retired from Republic/LTV Steel. He was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church, the Louisville Eagles, the VFW Louisville Post #7490 and the American Legion, Louisville Post #548. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, James R. Essig II; two brothers and three sisters.
Jim is survived by his wife, Donna (Dallas) Essig of the home; son, Tim (Kathy) Essig of Conneaut, Ohio; daughter, Susan (Brian) Hoopes of Cortland, Ohio; sister, Catherine Rosso of Canton; grandchildren, Heather, Andrea, Lisa, Julie and six great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in Little Flower Catholic Church with Fr. Thomas W. Cebula as celebrant. Burial with military honors will be in Warstler Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 12 noon to 1:00 pm in the Church. Donations may be made in his name to Aultman Compassionate Care Center. The Wackerly Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. For those unable to attend services you may register on line at our: 'On Line Registry Page' at www.wackerlyfuneralhome.com
(Wackerly, 330 455-5235)
Wackerly Funeral Home
1375 Market Ave. North Canton, OH 44714
Published in The Repository on June 3, 2014