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Obituary for James DeYoung

July 22, 1938 - January 18, 2020
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 81

Loving Husband, Father, Father In-Law, Grandfather, Brother, Friend


James R. DeYoung, 81 of Avon Lake and Sarasota, FL passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020. He was born July 22, 1938 in South Holland, Illinois to parents Ted and Henrietta (nee Mouw) DeYoung.

James was a U.S. Army Reservist and Illinois National Guard veteran. He attended Iowa State University. He moved to Ohio for work where he was employed as an actuary, eventually owning his own business. He and Cathy enjoyed traveling over the years and eventually wintering in Sarasota, FL. where they made many friends. He was detailed oriented, gifted in math, and loved keeping spreadsheets for everything. He was kind, and gentle natured. At retirement, he traded all of his business wear for golf wear and played golf three to four times a week, often shooting his age.

He is survived by his loving children James DeYoung, Lorne (Stacey) DeYoung, and James Ruggiero, Jr.; son in-law Tim Wehrman; cherished grandchildren Lily, Sam and Luke; brother Jack DeYoung.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Catherine DeYoung (2015); parents; daughter Suzanne (nee Ruggiero) Wehrman; siblings Evelyn (Joe) Bass, Kathryn (Louis) Vinke, Peter "Bud" (June) DeYoung, Ted (Barbara) DeYoung and Ellen DeYoung.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at 5700 Brecksville Rd., Independence, OH 44131

Funeral Services will be held Monday, January 27, 2020 at 11:00am at Busch Funeral Home 163 Avon Belden Rd., Avon Lake, OH 44012. Friends may call Monday, January 27, 2020 from 10:00am – 11:00am for a visitation at the funeral home. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brookpark, OH. 440.933.3202

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