SIDNEY - James "Jim" Donald Sekas, 80, of 736 Spruce Avenue, Sidney, passed away at 1:25 a.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Fair Haven 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, FL, Thomas Sekas of Sidney, Rose Ross and husband Larry of Covington, OH, 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 Corporation 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, August 22, 2013 at 10:30 AM, with 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 our website, www.cromesfh.com