James Donald "Jim" Sekas

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SIDNEY - James "Jim" Donald Sekas, 80, of 736 Spruce Ave., Sidney, passed away at 1:25 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at Fair Haven Shelby County Home, where he had resided for the past week.
He was born on July 20, 1933, in Piqua, Ohio, the son of the late Nicholas and Frances (Birkenheuer) Sekas. On July 7, 1959, Jim was married to Gretchen A. Steinle, who survives him along with their two children, Robert Sekas, of Sidney, and Elizabeth Bonnoront and husband, Gregory, of Sidney; two grandchildren, Andrew and Claire Bonnoront; and four siblings, Helen Eby and husband, Phil, of Miami, Fla., Thomas Sekas, of Sidney, Rose Ross and husband, Larry, of Covington, and William Sekas, of Sidney.
He was preceded in death by five sibings, Mary K. Schneider, Angie Sexauer, Anna Yount, Mary Margaret Michael and Michael Sekas.
Mr. Sekas was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean conflict. He was retired from Lear Corp., where he worked as a tow motor operator. Jim was a member of the Sidney American Legion Post 217. His life revolved around his family. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Jim was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney, where a memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Daniel Hess officiating.
His final resting place will be at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Angels Catholic Church or Wilson Hospice in memory of James Donald Sekas.
Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Sekas family at the funeral home's website,


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Cromes Funeral Home Inc
302 S. Main Ave.
Sidney, OH 45365
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Published in Sidney Daily News on Aug. 20, 2013
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