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James Russell Farr


1928 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
James Russell Farr Obituary
James Russell Farr

Wadsworth -- James Russell Farr, 85, of Wadsworth, died April 6, 2014 at Hospice of Medina County after an extended illness.

He was born October 12, 1928 and was a lifelong Wadsworth resident. He graduated in 1946 from Wadsworth High School and from Purdue University in 1951.

Following a long career, he retired in 1997 from Babcock & Wilcox Company where he was Manager of Codes and Regulations. He was a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and co-author of the book "Structural Analysis and Design of Process Equipment."

He was a member of Wadsworth United Methodist Church and an avid supporter of Wadsworth High School girl's basketball.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, David (Susan) Farr of Encino, Calif. and Thomas (Jane) Farr of Carmel, Ind.; two daughters, Katherine (Frank) Waldo and Nancy (James) Morrison; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Barbara (Rohrer) Farr in 2004; a daughter, Susan Farr in 2011; his parents, Frank and Dorothy (Harrison) Farr; and a brother, Charles Farr.

Private services were held for the family at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Wadsworth High School All Sports Booster.

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Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Apr. 13, 2014
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