Friday, September 10, 2010
James T. Eustace
LorainJames T. Jim Eustace, 87, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, entered eternal peace surrounded by his caring family and care givers, on the afternoon of September 9, 2010, following a six month illness.
Jim was born on August 19, 1923, in Warren, Ohio, to the late Robert and Teresa (nee Bell) Eustace. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, and the mother of his children, Agnes Ann (nee Alex) Eustace, his infant daughter, Patricia, his brother, Robert Eustace, his sister, Bernadette Eustace, his son, James Eustace in 2005, and a dear grandson, Tyler Eustace.
Left to cherish Jims memory and his kindness is his spouse, Mary (nee Linden) Fuhrman Eustace, his dear sisters, Mary Teresa Onders and Veronica Manofsky, Warren, OH and Catherine Byers, McDonald, OH; his sons, Robert (Debbie) of Lorain, Donald (Maggie) of California, Richard (Susan) of Collins, Ohio, Allen (Abby) of Knoxville, TN, and daughter in law, Rachel Eustace, Harlingen, TX. He was also the proud grandfather of 15 grandchildren, and 17 great-grand children.
In addition, Jims step children will fondly remember his love and caring over the past 15 years. Jeanine (Bill) Sabo, Dublin, OH, Elaine (George) Riedmiller, Delaware, OH, Mark (Celia) Fuhrman, Lorain, Anita (Joe) Lieser, Delaware, OH, Mary Jo (Shane) Delin, Lorain, Marty (Laura) Fuhrman, Vermilion, OH, and 17 step-grandchildren and 4 step-great grand-children.
Jim graduated from Warren G. Harding High School in Warren, OH in 1941. He entered the Signal Corps in Fort Monmouth, NJ, and served in the 110th United States Army Air Force, ranked as a Corporal, from 1943 through 1945. Jim retired from Century Tel Phone Company in Lorain in 1982. Upon retirement, Jims hobbies included golf, bird watching, bowling, playing cards and travel throughout Southern Florida and Texas and Kelleys Island, OH.
The entire family would like to extend their appreciation and gratitude to the caring staff at New Life St. Joseph Hospice, CHP, to Father Mazanec of St. Josephs parish in Amherst, OH, and Father Craig Hovanec of St. Peters Parish, Lorain. Also, a warm thank you to neighbors, Tony and Wendy, for their years of support and assistance.
The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, (440)244-1961 on Sunday, September 12, 2010 from 1-5 PM.
Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home Monday morning at 10:20 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, September 13, 2010 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 200 St. Joseph Drive, Amherst, OH 44001, Fr. James Mazanec, officiating. Christian burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery, North Ridge Road, Lorain, where military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post 30 and VFW Post 451. Memorial donations may be made in Jims memory to New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, 3700 Kolbe Road, Lorain, OH 44053. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com. The family wishes to extend an invitation to gather and share lunch and refreshments, as well as memories of Jim in St. Josephs Hall, Amherst, Ohio, immediately following the Calvary Cemetery service and burial.
Posted By: RSG Funeral Home @ 4:43:06 PM