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06/04/2014 - | Obituary Condolences
James M. Gavelda Obituary

Memorial Mass for James M. Gavelda, age 78, will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 9, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 521 Plum Street, Fairport Harbor, where friends will be received from 10:00 am to 11:00 a.m.
A Fairport Harbor resident, Mr. Gavelda was born on November 29, 1935, in Wendel, West Virginia. He passed away peacefully with his family by his side on June 4, 2014, at his home.
Jim was employed at the former Uniroyal Corp. and retired as a Coater for Fasson Corp. in Painesville. He was a member of St. Anthony Church and the Fairport Rod and Reel Club. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann (Arp) Gavelda, whom he married on June 18, 1983; children,
James (Donna) Gavelda of Lewis Center, Cynthia Tilson of Austinburg, Tina Presley of Lawrenceville, GA, Laureen (Nathan) Dockter of Xenia; step-children, R. Louis Ames of Cleveland, Stephen (Anne) Ames of Virginia, Lawrence (Teresa) Ames of Ashland, Ronald (Wendy) Ames of Loveland, Colorado; grandchildren, Rachel, Jacob, Jordan, Caleb, Kaylee and Sydney Dockter, and Nick, Alex, Daniel, Nolan, Grant, and Zac Ames; siblings, Mary Shetina of Painesville, and Margaret Cardina of Painesville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James A. and Veronica (Mihalik) Gavelda; and brother, John Gavelda.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Painesville.
Contributions may be made to St. Anthony of Padua Church, 513 Fifth Street, Fairport Harbor, OH 44077.
Published in The News-Herald on June 6, 2014
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