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James R. Kazimer 1949-2022

NEWTON FALLS — James Robert Kazimer, 72, of Newton Falls, passed away peacefully into eternal rest Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at the Washington Square nursing home in Warren.

He was born July 2, 1949, in Warren, the son of the late William James Kazimer and Arvadia Ruth Elliott Kazimer.

Jim had lived in Newton Falls for most of his life. Jim served his country faithfully in the Navy, from 1970 to 1973, on the USS Cascade. He married Deborah Lee Anthony on June 8, 1985, and they enjoyed 25 years of marriage together, until she passed away Dec. 18, 2010. He worked as a draftsman at Republic Steel and at Drake Manufacturing for more than 20 years and, most recently, he worked at the Atomic Box in Aurora. Jim was an Eagle Scout, Troop 69 Scout Master in Newton Falls and was a Boy Scout for most of his life. He also was an assistant Scout Master for Troop 8 in Braceville. Jim and his wife owned and operated Kazimer’s Christmas Tree Farm for many years. He was a member of the Newton Falls American Legion Post 236. Jim loved to go hiking, photography, traveling out west, canoeing, motorcycles, was an avid outdoorsman, loved cross-country skiing and loved his animals.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Debbie; and one sister, Janet Kazimer.

He is survived by one daughter, Keri and Dave Savick II of Braceville; son, Elliott Kazimer of Mentor; one sister, Jane and Bruce Simpson of Mukilteo, Wash.; and one brother, Mark and Judy Kazimer of Newton Falls.

Per Jim’s request, cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m., with calling hours from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2022.

James will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery in Newton Falls.

The family has requested that all donations please be made to the Newton Falls Public Library Children’s Wing, 204 South Canal St., Newton Falls, OH 44444, in memory of Jim and Debbie Kazimer.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St., Newton Falls, OH 44444, 330-872-5440.

Family and friends may view Jim’s obituary online or to send condolences, visit www.jamesfuneralhomeinc.com.

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