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James A. Alyn


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James A. Alyn Obituary
August 1, 1931 - August 29, 2017 Mr. James A. Alyn, age 86, of Franklin, Tenn., passed away on August 29, 2017. He was born in Avela, Penn., to the late Ernest Bonassi and Matilda Calefe Bonassi. Jim was a leader from his earliest days. He worked his way through high school, became class president twice, then was drafted into the U.S. Army, served with distinction in the 101st Airborne during the Korean War, and was awarded a Purple Heart. He graduated from Ohio State University then moved to California where he rose quickly in the budding computer industry before starting his own company, Action Computer Co., manufacturing circuit boards for military and aerospace use. He traveled around the world, met six U.S. Presidents, and loved great stories and jokes. His greatest joys were showing his children the world, laughing with his grandchildren, playing with his dogs, and loving his wife, Lisa. Jim's faith in Jesus Christ anchored him. Preceded in death by three siblings, he leaves behind his loving wife of 26 wonderful years, Lisa Alyn of Franklin, Tenn.; children, Scott (Kristen) Alyn, Jon (Lacy) Alyn, Stacey Alyn Frizzel, all of Los Angeles, Calif., William Alyn of Ky., and Elizabeth Alyn of Kan.; brother, Raymond Bonassi of Wash.; eight grandchildren and many other loving family members. A celebration of life will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the Westhaven Resident's Club, Rick Cua officiating. A reception will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers Jim would have loved for you to donate to Grace Chapel's Houston Relief Efforts (www.gracechapel.net/houston). It would bring him great joy to know that, through you, he is a part of helping those most recently devastated in the Houston area. Williamson Memorial Funeral Home 615-794-2289 www.williamsonmemorial.com
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept. 2 to Sept. 3, 2017
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