James F. Jaynes

Burial Date:

May 8, 2017

Birth & Death Date:

April 7, 1934 - May 4, 2017

Funeral Home:

Hempel Funeral Home (Directions)


Hempel Funeral Home (Directions)

James F. "JJ" Jaynes of Connellsville, Pennsylvania, was delivered back into the arms of his mother and father for eternal rest on May 4, 2017 while visiting his daughters in Amherst, Ohio.
He was born April 7, 1934 in Moyer, Pennsylvania. James graduated from Connellsville High School with the class of 1953. After graduation, he enlisted in the United State Air Force from 1953 -1957.
After his discharge he was employed from 1957 to 1962 at Greater PA Airport as an air traffic controller for the FAA. In 1962 he was transferred to Cleveland Air Route in Oberlin where he worked from 1962 to 1986. James was the secretary of the FAA Bowling League at Park Lanes from 1963 to 1980. He was also the first secretary/treasurer of the FAA Credit Union, now operating as the Sun Center Federal Credit Union in Oberlin. 
In his earlier years, James enjoyed golfing and achieved a hole-in-one on the 240 yard PAR 3 hole. He was proud to be a friend of Arnold Palmer. James was a proud Veteran and had the utmost respect for the American flag and for the men and women currently in the United States Armed Forces.
Survivors include his wife of sixty years Shirley V. (Ritenour) Jaynes, two children Betsy (Richard W) Groot of Amherst and Amy Jaynes Brown (Richard) of Amherst; his grandchildren Natalie "Michelle" Wingard (Gerald) of Amherst and Mandy Upton (Tim) of Sheffield Lake; four great grandchildren Michaela Migra, Sydney Wingard, Shelby Wingard and Marek Wingard; his great great grandaughter Emma Sophia, and father Eric Smith; his special nephews Lewis Fisch and Kenneth Eutsey and a host of other nieces and nephews; his sister Vella Jean (Oscar) Keller of Connellsville, PA.
He was preceded in death by his parents James S. Jaynes in July, 1975; his mother Margaret (Baker) Jaynes in December, 1993; his sisters Annetta Jane Fisch (Gilbert), and Elizabeth (Russell Romesburg) in 2015.
Friends may call Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 1-9 p.m. at the Hempel Funeral Home; 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. Funeral services will be held on Monday, at 1:00 p.m. at funeral home. The Rev. Charles Keesee, pastor of Midway Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township in the Field of Valor.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the Valor Home; c/o Joe Gee; 221 West 21st Street, Lorain, Ohio 44053.
For those unable to attend please visit the funeral home's website to share a memory and sign the guest register, www.hempelfuneralhome.com

Burial Location

Section: X - Field of Valor Lot Number: 14B Space: 4


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