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Cleveland, Ohio

Mar 18, 1926 – Jan 10, 2015 (Age 88)


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Chambers Funeral Homes (West Park) - Cleveland Obituary

JAMES P. CAFFREY, age 88, dearly beloved husband of Josephine (nee McGinty) and the late Elsie (nee Salitra). Loving father of Elizabeth Caffrey Bowen (John), Christine Caffrey and Patricia Caffrey Rzonca (Dale), step father of James Cotner, Thomas Cotner (Valerie), Joan Barno (Jack), Caroline Rickner (Scott) and Mary Jo Cotner. Grandfather of Matthew Bowen (Karla), Amanda Bowen, Quinn Engel (Adam) and Rebecca Rzonca. Step grandfather of Laura, Daniel, John and Michael Barno, Patrick Cotner, Gillian and Claire Rickner and Joseph Cotner, great grandfather of Tristan James and Ava Grace. Brother of Lawrence (Rose) (both deceased) and Marie May (William-deceased), Uncle, cousin and friend of many. Loyal member of the West Side Irish American Club, American Legion Post 738 and AT&T Pioneers. The Caffrey family wishes to thank the entire staff at West Bay Manor in Westlake for their outstanding care of Jim. WWII Navy veteran. Passed away January 10, 2015. Funeral Mass Friday, January 16, St. Angela Merici Church (20970 Lorain Rd. Fairview Park) at 12 Noon Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND 4420 ROCKY RIVER DRIVE AT PURITAS THURSDAY 3-8 P.M. Memorial contribtutions are suggested to Malachi House 2810 Clinton Ave Cleveland, Oh 44113

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Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.

Dearest Jo and Caffrey Family: My sincerest condolences on the passing of your beloved Jim into Eternal Life to you all! I will forever cherish my memory of him as my very first Weight Watchers "Lecturer" who also helped me reach goal weight in 1982, and our earliest meetings in Lakewood's K. of C. Hall back in the late 1970s! I'll never forget his funny sayings at WW meetings: "I believe in prayer, too; but it's best done during the week BEFORE you weigh-in, NOT at the scale...

On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans (On USSVI), we offer our sincere condolences to Josephine and all of the Caffrey family and friends in your loss and sorrow. May God whisper peace into your hearts and comfort and heal them. We are grateful for James' service to our country in the U.S. Submarine Service. To our “Brother of the Dolphin” … "Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. May you rest in peace and may God bless your loved ones who remain. Thank you for your...

We cherish the time we had with Jim and family entrusting him to our care.
Mary T. ( Westbay rehab)

dear Pat,Elizabeth & Christine sorry to hear about the passing of your father my condolonces to your families Don& Jan Sheats

Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Cookie, Chris, Patty and families: Your dad was a great man. Never without a smile and twinkle in his eyes the whole time growing up on Deering Avenue. He will be remembered fondly by all who crossed his path. Love to you all.