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James Edward Yager

Obituary for James Edward Yager

December 4, 1929 - March 11, 2017
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 87

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather


James Edward Yager, 87, of Avon Lake, formerly of Avon and North Olmsted, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Devoted husband for 48 years to the late Kathryn (nee Zarnesky); loving father of Karen Beach (David), Jill Kolakowski (Tim), Sally Tomko (Paul), and James "Chris" Yager; proud grandfather of Megan, Amanda, Hanna, James, and Brianna. Born December 4, 1929 in Toledo to the late Edward and Dorothy (nee Phillips) Yager; brother of Sally Dawson and the late Donald Yager. Jim retired after 35 years as an electrical engineer at N.A.S.A. His passion was repairing antique clocks and gardening. Memorial donations may be forwarded to the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors at At his request, no services will be held. (440)933-3202

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