James R. Howard
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79, of Robertsville passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2013 in the Mercy Medical Center. James was born in Canton, Ohio on June 1, 1934, the son of the late William F. and Edna M. (Graham) Howard, also preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Guht. Jim was employed at Baxtor Tube; retiring in 1997 after 42 years of service.
Survived by daughter, Justine A. Bair of North Canton; three sons, James R. Howard Jr. of Robertsville, Jason L. (Leisa) Howard of Minerva, Jon (Jan) Howard of Magnolia; sister, Shirley Giust of E. Rochester; brother, William Howard of North Canton; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; as well as many neices and nephews.
A graveside service will be held in E. Rochester at a later date. Contributions in James' memory can be made to the COPD Foundation at copdfoundation.org. You may add your condolences on our website at
Waltner-Simchak Funeral Home
2257 Mahoning Rd Ne Canton, OH 44705
Published in The Repository on June 28, 2013