Lorain- James J. Feldkamp, age 84 passed away Thursday March 10, 2011 at Mercy Hospital after a short illness. He was born in Lorain, Ohio on April 17, 1926.
Jim was employed at Sears as a Division Manager for 42 years, retiring in 1988.
In his early years, Jim enjoyed playing fast pitch softball as an outstanding catcher on numerous championship teams and coaching his sons in Little League. He was an avid bowler and found pleasure in crossword puzzles, woodworking, and making dollhouses for his seven granddaughters.
Jim leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Antoinette Feldkamp (nee: Catanzarite), of 62 years; beloved father of sons, Donald (Kathleen) Bluffton, SC., David (Peggy) Columbus, OH., Dean (Becky) Amherst, OH.; daughter, Debra (Richard) Kaplan of Elyria, OH; devoted grandfather of Kristin (Sean) Varley, Karyn (Joseph) Matejewski, Danielle and Cory Feldkamp, Lindsay, Kylie, and Alexandra Kaplan; great-grandsons, Fergus and Ronan Varley, Samson and Oliver Matejewski; caring brother to Richard, Ronald, and Lawrence Feldkamp and Charlotte Engrish.
He was preceded in death by parents, Margaret and George; brothers, George and Gerald; and sisters, Marybelle Broadfoot, Elaine Priebe and Janet Serfozo.
The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, (440)244-1961 on Sunday, March 13, 2011 from 4-8 PM. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home on Monday morning at 9:00 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 AM, Monday, March 14, 2011 at St. Peter Church,