Bom-Wrapper

James Harry

James B. Harry Jr.

Friday, October 29th, 1920 - Sunday, May 26th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of James Harry, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of James Harry with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

James B. Harry Jr. (Jim) passed away on May 26. He was 98 years young. Jim was a member of ‘the greatest generation’ who served his country proudly as a C-47 pilot and Lieutenant in the 9th Army Air Corp, 99th Squadron, in Europe during WWII. He flew glider support for the Market Garden invasion.
Jim was a lifelong aviation enthusiast. After the war he earned his degree in aeronautical engineering at Purdue University.
.Jim met the love of his life, Loretta (Kidney) when they both attended East High School in Akron. They married when he returned from the war and their romance continued through five children and 56 years of marriage. After retirement Jim and Loretta traveled extensively throughout the world including China and Russia. They loved spending their summers boating on the great lakes’ and the winter’s on Marco Island.
Jim had a 45-year career at Goodyear Aerospace Corporation, (GAC). He was Director of World Wide Business Development & Marketing for the GAC Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division. During his tenure at GAC, Jim was respected by his colleagues for his dedication to Goodyear and his passion for the aerospace industry. Throughout his life Jim was an avid reader of aviation history.
Jim and Lorretta were charter members of Holy Family Parish in Stow, and then later St. Eugene Catholic Church. Jim had a close friendship with the late Fr. Neal Crosby.
A special thanks to George Lyons, his breakfast buddy, and to the many fine caregivers who comforted Jim in the final months of his life.
Jim leaves behind a large and loving family including children: Kathy and (Bob) Harris, Jim and (Anna Jean) Harry, Julie and (Kim)Kachner, Jack and (Cindy) Harry and David and (Ann) Harry; 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Although we will all miss him dearly, we take comfort in knowing that he and Loretta have been reunited.

“May he have clear skies and a tailwind forever”

We will be celebrating Jim’s life with mass at Holy Family Catholic Church on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive visitors at Dunn-Quigley Funeral Home in Stow at 9:30 prior to mass.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to:
Justin T. Rogers Care Center, (3358 Ridgewood Rd Akron Ohio 44333) OR
The National WWII Museum (www.nationalww2museum.org).





Read Less

To send flowers in memory of James B. Harry Jr., please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 1st, 2019 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    When
    Saturday, June 1st, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
    Location
    Dunn-Quigley Stow Chapel
    Address
    3333 Kent Road
    Stow, OH 44224
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, June 1st, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, June 1st, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Holy Family Catholic Church
    Address
    3179 Kent Rd.
    STOW, OH 44224
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Fr. Mike Ausperk
  • Interment

    Location
    Oakwood Cemetery
    Address
    Oakwood Ave.
    CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Inurnment with military honors will take place after the luncheon. Please meet at the cemetery by 2:00.
  • Reception

    Location
    Holy Family Catholic Church
    Address
    3179 Kent Rd.
    STOW, OH 44224
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of James here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Michael and Marree Bendgen sent flowers to the family of James B. Harry Jr..
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist
MB

MARIA C BUZZI

Posted at 12:07pm
Dear Kathy, Jimmy, Julie, Jack, and David,
My first pleasant and wonderful remembrance of your Dad was at my first of many babysitting adventures at the Harry household. We would have a wild and crazy time of it. I was always on the phone and eating potato chips. Mr. Harry was so kind to me and would drive me home after a rather chaotic night. He was so gracious that I actually lied about my experience and told him how great the kids were. I was so immature but he always treated everyone with dignity and respect. He is one of a dying breed, a statesman and a Gentleman. Always remember Blitho doing his homework for Goodyear. I would also ride with your Mom to take him to Cle Hopkins. I know that the Angels are receiving him in Glory. Your Mom and Dad had a great influence on my life. Your Mom taught me to drive and helped me to get dressed on my wedding day. Love and my deepest sympathy, Maria.
PS. YOUR MOM AND DAD CAME TO MY SCHOOL OF NURSING GRADUATION PARTY.
HS

Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 03:24pm
Thinking of you and your family. Blessings from Jon and Anne Steinbrecher and the MId-American Conference Family
Flower Image

Dreams from the Heart Bouquet was purchased for the family of James Harry. Send Flowers

MB

Michael and Marree Bendgen

Posted at 06:09pm
Our love and deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Flower Image

Michael and Marree Bendgen purchased flowers for the family of James Harry. Send Flowers

HS

Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 02:59pm
From all of Jim's friends at PETCO.
Flower Image

Gracious Lavender Basket was purchased for the family of James Harry. Send Flowers

HS

Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 10:18am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Flower Image

Flowers were purchased for the family of James Harry. Send Flowers

Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Share by: