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James A. "Jimmy" Comyns

Obituary for James A. "Jimmy" Comyns

April 2, 1932 - April 19, 2020
Avon, Ohio | Age 88

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend to Many


James A. "Jimmy" Comyns, 88, of Avon, beloved husband of Paula Zovack; loving father of Christopher Comyns of Mentor, OH, Joseph (Maureen) Comyns of Columbus, OH, and Lee Ann (Robert) Philips of Buffalo, NY; grandfather of Spencer, Cooper, Emilee, Shelby, Grace and Sara; and brother in law of Sally Comyns.

Jim faithfully served his country in the US Army. He retired as a Computer Specialist for National City Bank.

Jim was a dedicated athlete, an avid runner. Running from the 5K to the triathlon. He loved the challenge of running long distance mountain and trail runs, and ran in the Boston Marathon 10 times. He earned many trophies and metals.

As well as running marathons, Jim danced at the Cleveland Marathon Dance for the Cleveland Ballet titled, "Dance the Night and Day and Night Away". Jim had the honor of being chosen to carry the 1984 Olympic Torch through a main street of South Euclid.

Jim loved words and used that love playing scrabble, often winning every game. He wrote poetry, enjoyed chess and table tennis. He had a special love for animals, especially cats.

Jim enjoyed traveling all over the United States with his sweetheart, Paula in their RV.

On Sunday, April 19, 2020, Jim finished the good race.

Preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Emily (nee Smith) Comyns and brother Arnold Comyns, Jr.

Memorial contributions may be forwarded in Jimmy's name to John Carroll University at and the Alzheimer's Association 37309 Harvest Dr., Avon, OH 44011.

Mass of Christian Burial will be announced on our website. Interment will be at Holy Trinity. 440-937-6175

Mass of Christian Burial will be announced on our website

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    37309 Harvest Dr.
    Avon, OH 44011

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32000 Detroit Road
Avon, OH 44011
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