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James P. Muth

James P. “Jim” Muth ELYRIA — James P. “Jim” Muth, age 41, of Elyria, passed away on June 18, 2013 at Metrohealth Medical Center in Cleveland. He was born on May 25, 1972 in Fort Polk, Louisiana and has been a resident of Elyria for 8 years, moving from Eaton Township. Jim was a 1990 graduate of Midview High School and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education and a Masters in Educational Administration from Ashland University. Jim began his teaching career at Midview Middle School where he taught for 2 years and was most recently a social studies teacher at Firelands High School in Amherst, where he coached the girl's volleyball team. He was the president of the Ohio Volleyball Coaches Association and a member of Providence Church in Avon. Jim was a loving husband and father, a truly devoted family man. His other devotion was to the Cleveland Browns, which he enjoyed spending his Sundays watching as a season ticket holder. For his “home” team, Firelands, he acted as the “voice of the mighty Falcons” at many sporting events. Jim was known at Firelands for his motto, “Never Say Can't.” He is lovingly survived by his wife of 16 years, Charlene (nee Krause); children Abbey and Josh, both of Elyria; mother Sandra (nee Cramer) Muth of Elyria; sister Jeanie of Grafton; brother Phillip of Eaton Township; grandmother Helen Cramer of Eaton Township and was a nephew and cousin of many. Jim was preceded in death by his father Thomas Muth, grandmother Mae Muth and grandfathers Manuel Muth and Norman Cramer. A memorial service for Jim will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Providence Church, 35295 Detroit Road, Avon, Ohio 44011. For further information, to leave an online condolence, please visit www.bognerfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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Published in The Morning Journal on June 21, 2013
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