Diggins James Edward Diggins, age 80, of Gahanna, Ohio, passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014. He was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania on March 15, 1933 to the late Theodore and Hazel Diggins. James served in the United States Air Force, was a longtime member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and retired from Nationwide Insurance after many years of dedicated service. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son Mark Diggins and sister, Jerry Friedt. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Jeanie Diggins; daughter, Lori (Jill Alves) Diggins; brother, Bill (Linda) Diggins; sister, Polly Strudevant; and many nieces and nephews. James enjoyed golfing and was an avid fan of The OSU Buckeyes. Friends may call on Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the SCHOEDINGER NORTH CHAPEL, 5554 Karl Road, Columbus, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 1300 Urban Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43229. Fr. Tom Petry, celebrant. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Lewis Center, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, contributions in James's memory may be made to the St. Anthony St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry or the
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