James E. East (1940 - 2019)

  • "Marlene and family: Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. You are..."
    - Myron & Nancy Dickerson
  • "Great teacher, great coach, great person always willing to..."
    - Mike Regan
  • " I enjoyed officiating his games . He will be missed in the..."
    - Mike & Diana Waisnora
  • "I have always remembered the great relationship I had with..."
    - Terry Hillman
  • "Rest in peace Coach East. Thanks for being a great teacher..."
    - Mark Beard
Service Information
Burns Funeral Home & Crematory
10101 Broadway
Crown Point, IN
46307
(219)-769-0044
Visitation
Wednesday, Jun. 12, 2019
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Burns Funeral Home & Crematory
10101 Broadway
Crown Point, IN 46307
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Service
Wednesday, Jun. 12, 2019
7:30 PM
Burns Funeral Home & Crematory
10101 Broadway
Crown Point, IN 46307
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Obituary

James E. East

CROWN POINT, IN - James E. East, age 79 of Crown Point, died peacefully on June 8, 2019. Jim was born on April 21, 1940 to Noel and Regina East During his collegiate years, he married his middle school sweetheart, Marlene in 1960. Following graduation from Ball State, Jim began his lifelong passions of teaching and coaching high school basketball at Chester Center High School. Jim's career traversed through the years landing him in Connersville, Lawrenceburg, and Merrillville, where he retired after 42 years of coaching. His remarkable coaching career earned him a spot in the Indiana Coaches Hall of Fame.

Left to honor Jim's amazing life and legacy are: his wife of 59 years, Marlene; daughters Kelly East and Kara (Leo) Bonin; grandchildren: Casady (Ryan) Zurek and Katelyn (Eric Morris) Pruitt, Kristopher Tremblay, Blake Bonin, and Bryce Bonin; great-grandchildren: Quinn, Macy, and Eloise, as well as a multitude of friends, players, and students.

Visitation on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, from 2:00-8:00 p.m. with Time of Sharing at 7:30 p.m. at BURNS FUNERAL HOME, 10101 Broadway, Crown Point, IN. www.burnsfuneral.com


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Published in The Times on June 11, 2019
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