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James Edward McDonald

January 5, 1931 ~ September 28, 2019 (age 88)

HANOVERTON – James Edward McDonald, age 88, passed away Friday, September 27, 2019 at home with family at his side after a long struggle with cancer. He was born January 5, 1931 in Leetonia, son of the late Alex and Elizabeth (Hippley) McDonald.

James was a faithful member of the Salem congregation of Jehovah Witnesses. He retired from Firestone Sheet Metal in Salem.

James is survived by his wife of 68 years, Carol (McNamee) McDonald, whom he married October 19, 1951; four daughters, Debbie (Augie) Thomas, Linda (Jim) Forney, Darlene (Tom) Blocksom, Cindy (Jeff) Boyett; a son Jim (Amy) McDonald; sister, Gladys Johnson of Canfield; brother-in-law, Bob (Ann) McNamee; sister-in-law, Doris Stephenson and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, a sister, Dorothy; a brother, Bill and a granddaughter, Jackie Sue Forney also preceded him in death.

The family would like to thank Dr. J. Lugibihl and Barbie and Sammy from Hospice for their help and care.

Services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

James’ obituary may be viewed, and condolences sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.

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