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James W. "Jim" Fahey

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James W. "Jim" Fahey

MARION: James W. "Jim" Fahey, age 80, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, on Friday, March 2, 2012.

He was born on November 14, 1931 in Marion, OH to the late Edward and Madeline Fahey. Jim graduated in 1950 from St. Mary's High School in Marion. He worked on railroads for 35 years on the Erie in Marion and transferred to Columbus in 1976 to work for Conrail until retirement in 1983. Jim was an avid square dancer attending many conventions. He enjoyed golfing and computers. He loved visiting and attending grandchildren's sport and musical functions.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his siblings, Jack, Marion, and Edith Mary.

He is survived by his loving wife, Elaine; children, Deborah (Bob) Monroe, Michelle Stone, Sheryl (Russell) Baker, Carolyn (Randy) Weston, Kevin (Tina) Fahey; step-children, Terry (Anna) Jones, Brad (Kim) Jones, Jeff (Kim) Jones; grandchildren, Tracy (Christopher) Pericht, Daniel Stone, James Baker, J.R. & Patrick Weston, and Callyn Fahey; step-grandchildren, Jason Jones, Becky (Nate) Stahl, Jillian (Matt) Buchman, James Jones, and Emily & Sarah Jones; 5 great-grandchildren; loving companion, Max; nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Friends may call from 3pm to 7pm on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at the SCHOEDINGER WORTHINGTON CHAPEL6699 N High St., Worthington, where the funeral service will be held at 11am on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Elder Dick Riley officiating.

Contributions in Jim's memory may be made to Kobacker Hospice, c/o Ohio Health Foundation, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215.

Visit www.schoedinger.com to share a favorite memory of Jim.

Published in the Marion Star from Mar. 4 to Mar. 6, 2012
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