James "Jim" A. Hisnay died suddenly May 25, at his home in Euclid.
Jim was born Jun 27, 1937, in Cleveland, and lived in Euclid most of his life.
He was a 1956 graduate of Euclid High School. From 1956 to 1974, he earned increasingly responsible positions at Brush Wellman (previously Brush Beryllium) in Cleveland as lathe operator, all-around machinist, floor inspector, and X-Ray technician. One notable project he worked on there was the heat shield for the Mercury spacecraft. From 1974 to 1982, he was the chief inspector in the Quality Assurance Dept. at the Eaton Corp. plant in Euclid. Jim was an avid bowler and weightlifter as a younger man. He was a savvy consumer, astute investor, and concerned citizen and voter. Jim was a regular at Flavors on the Vine in Willowick. He was known as a humble, kind, easy-going, and light-hearted man who will be missed by all who knew him. Jim was also a devoted son, who cared for his parents, who lived with him during their declining years.
He is survived by nieces, Nancy Hacker, Jenifer Boros, and Teresa Knyszek; his nephews, Robert, Philip, Gregory, and Timothy; and numerous friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Ethel (Pekar); brother, Robert M.; and sister-in-law, Mary Ann (Kupec) Hisnay.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 6, at St. Mary Magdalene Church, 32114 Vine Street in Willowick.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 5, at the Monreal Funeral Home, 35400 Curtis Blvd, in Eastlake.
Monreal Funeral Home
35400 Curtis Boulevard Willoughby, OH 44095
Published in www.News-Herald.com on June 1, 2014