James W. Contrera|
James W. Contrera, age 79, of Akron, passed away Friday, January 3, 2014.
James was born February 8, 1934 in Cleveland to the late Joseph and Frances (Fede) Contrera. He was a retired Electrician from CEI and a U.S. Army Veteran.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Vic DiFranco; and brother, Gus Contrera.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Contrera; his children, stepdaughter, Brenda (Brian) Chunn; daughters, Laura (Jim) Collins, and Kathy (Tim) Suhadolnik; son, Greg (Missy) Contrera; and step-son, Terry (Petra) Schimp; ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; sister, Evelyn (Tony) LaPerna; brother, Anthony (Maria) Contrera; and sister-in-law, Rose Contrera.
Funeral services are private, Interment Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ohio Parkinson Foundation, Northeast Region, P.O. Box 271 Tallmadge, Ohio 44278. Visit http://www.dunn-quigley.com/ to share condolences and memories on James' Book of Memories.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Jan. 5, 2014