GIRARD - James W. Forsyth Sr., 68, passed away early Thursday morning, July 17, 2014, at The Vista at the Ridge, following a courageous battle with cancer.
James was born Oct. 18, 1945, in Youngstown, a son of Mark S. and Ruth E. Johnson Forsyth.
He was a 1963 graduate of Lakewood High School and later worked in the body shop at General Motors in Lordstown, retiring in 2003 after 30 years.
Jim was a member of The Presbyterian Church in New Castle, Pa. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, caring for stray animals, and he especially enjoyed the time he spent with his family.
Mr. Forsyth was a member of The National Guard and dedicated many years to volunteering for the American Legion as well as the Honor Guard.
Jim leaves a son, James (Sheri) Forsyth Jr. of Houston; a daughter, Melanie M. Minen of Medina; five grandchildren, "Steffy" John Michael Minen, April M. Minen, Brittany Forsyth, David Forsyth and Brooke Forsyth; his mother, Ruth E. Johnson Forsyth; a brother, John (Joyce) Forsyth of Lewisburg, Ky.; and a sister, Mariann (Robert) Ulam of Marathon, Fla.
Jim will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Kinnick Funeral Home, McClurkin Memorial Chapel, 222 S. State St., Girard. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Boardman.
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