2010-07-17 / Obituaries

James A. Echelbarger

James A. Echelbarger, 89, of Baltimore died on Friday, July 9, 2010 at Autumn at the Lake Nursing Home.

He was a retired machinist for Lucent Technologies. He was a member of Vega United Methodist Church in Thurman, Ohio, 66 year member of York Masonic Lodge 563 F & AM, avid model railroad enthusiast and Telephone Pioneers.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Margaret Echelbarger; son, Gary (Geannie) Echelbarger of Canal Winchester, Ohio; daughter, Jaynee (Michael) Ziegler of Carroll, Ohio; three grandchildren, Jason (Eydie) Echelbarger, Julie (Dan) Iven, and Jody (Richard) Geier; eight great grandchildren; two sisters, Kay Atwood of Pataskala, Ohio, and Janet (Norman) Matthews of Westerville, Ohio; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Chalmer and Norene Echelbarger; brothers, Claude, Kenneth, Victor, Robert, David, George and Chalmer Echelbarger; sisters, Mary Mulherin, Katherine Mason, and Irene Hall.

Services were held July 13 at Johnson-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Baltimore, Chaplain Ernie Doling officiating.

Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Columbus. Memorials may be made to FairHope Hospice, 282 Sells Rd., Lancaster, Ohio 43130.

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