James L. Thorpe


James L. Thorpe

NILES — James Lynn Thorpe, 74, of Niles died Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at his home.

He was born Sept. 6, 1942, in Howland, the son of Theodore Thorpe Sr.and Josephine Gillam.

James was employed as an insurance professional, was a Howland firefighter and recently was a greeter at Sam’s Club.

He attended Warren First Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include his wife, Rose Shields Thorpe of Niles; daughter, Pamela Larrison of Fowler; sons, James and Doug Needles of Warren, Joe Hemlick of Akron, Jeff Hemlick of Wadsworth and Jason Pohuski of North Canton; daughter, Sonia Wells of Green; a sister, Janice Russell of Niles; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

James was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

A gathering for family and friends will take place 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home in Warren.