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.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Apr. 13, 2014