LABELLE - James S. Eden passed away Oct. 29, 2013 at Hope Healthcare Services in Lehigh Acres. He was born May 18, 1921 in Akron, Ohio, to the late Adam Ferdinand and the late Mae (Stanhope) Erdenberger. He served in the Army during WWII. James graduated with a Pharmaceutical BS from Ohio Northern University in 1943. He married Genevieve Rothe Oct. 8, 1943. He was a Master Mason and member of Adoniram-Joppa Lodge #517 F & AM and a member of Portage Country Club and Sharon Country Club, all in Akron, Ohio. He was President and Chairman of Independent Drug Co, Talmadge, Ohio and was Past President of Summit County Pharmaceutical Association, Akron, Ohio. James also was a member of the Rotary Club of Akron, The Blue Coats, served as a volunteer with the American Red Cross and was an amateur HAM radio operator. He was a resident of LaBelle since 1991. While in LaBelle, he was a member of Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, The LaBelle Rotary Club and LaBelle Heritage Museum. Survivors include two sons, James S. (June) Eden Jr. of Ravenna, Ohio, and John (Gloria) Eden of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; nine grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve in 2012. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Labelle, with Rev. David Jackson and Rev. Alan H. Kelmereit officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by American Legion Post #130-LaBelle. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL 33607. Attn.: Office of Development. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
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Published in NewsZapFL on Nov. 7, 2013