James Cairns, 77, of Eastlake, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Hospice House of the Western Reserve in Cleveland.
Born April 4, 1935, in Scotland, he had been a Lake County resident for the past 46 years, living in Eastlake.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, member of the Painters Union and was the co-founder of the Eastlake Soccer League. In his leisure time, he enjoyed fishing.
He was the loving father of Ann P. (Tom) Moravec of Mentor, Thomas R. (Michele) Cairns of Eastlake, Scott (Nancy) Cairns of Stow and Kyle (Nichole) Cairns of Eastlake; cherished grandfather of Heather, Tiffany, Katie, Matthew, Jimmy, Brittany, Olivia, Dominic and Vince; great-grandfather of Ariana, Christina, Nicholas and Brandon; and brother of William Cairns of Eastlake.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Rosean; and sibling, Ronnie Cairns.
Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home, 38001 Euclid Ave., Willoughby. Interment will be in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in his name be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110.
Published in www.News-Herald.com from Feb. 15 to Feb. 16, 2013