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James R. Verdin


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James R. Verdin

Cincinnati - James Ralph Verdin, of Indian Hill, passed away after a short illness on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. He was born on July 30, 1936 in Cincinnati, OH. the son of Ralph G. Verdin and Leora (nee Dorr). Beloved husband of Carole (nee Conners). Loving father of Jill (Sam) Crew. Devoted grandfather of Caroline Verdin Crew and Samantha Verdin Crew. Loving brother to Joan (the late Robert) Sheehan, Kay (James) Busemeyer, and Ann Verdin (the late Victor Kolodny).

James Verdin was President & CEO of The Verdin Company. During his tenure, through his leadership, vision and innovation, The Verdin Company installed countless bells, towers and street clocks, electronic carillons and organs across the U.S. and the world. Notable accomplishments include the World Peace Bell, the Ohio Bicentennial Bell Project and The Verdin Mobile Bell Foundry.

Jim's vision to re-develop and transform the Pendleton Neighborhood in Over the Rhine led to the founding of the Pendleton Art Center, the Pendleton Square Complex, the old Car Barn (Nicola's Restorante) and the restoration of St Paul's Church. The church became the corporate offices of The Verdin Company and is now the Bell Event Centre. Through his many accomplishments, both corporate and civic, Jim was recognized and awarded for his extraordinary vision.

Visitation will be at 9AM followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM on Thursday August 16, 2018 at Old St. Mary's Church, 123 E 13th St., Cincinnati, OH. 45202 with a reception to follow at The Bell Event Centre, 444 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH. 45202. Memorials may be made to The Summit Country Day School, 2161 Grandin Road, Cincinnati, OH 45208 or to Old St. Mary's Church, 123 E 13th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.
Published in the Kentucky Enquirer from Aug. 12 to Aug. 15, 2018
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