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James Spevock, Sr

Obituary for James Spevock, Sr

January 15, 1938 - June 22, 2019
Lorain, Ohio | Age 81

Loving Husband, Father, Brother, Friend


James S. Spevock, Sr., age 81 of Lorain, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019. Beloved husband of 46 years to Patricia (nee Zacharias); loving father of James II and Joel (Jennifer); dear brother of Peggy (Ray) and George (Linda). Preceded in death by his parents, George and Goldie Spevock (nee Noshagya) and siblings, Julie, Andy, and Robert. James was born on January 15, 1938, in Rivesville, West Virginia. After graduating from high school and moving to Cleveland with his family, James and his brother, Robert began careers at American National Can in 1956. James married Patricia in 1972 and purchased Bay Lanes, a small twelve-lane bowling center in Bay Village. He successfully operated the business until selling it in 1989. James retired from American National Can in 2000, following 44 years of service. He was a multiple-time union president and held several other positions during his long tenure. James played a large role in re-opening the former Aqua Marine/Tommy Hudson Lanes in Avon Lake in 2003 and renaming it Spevock's Nautical Lanes. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 27993 Detroit Rd., Westlake, OH 44145. Funeral service at 10 am on Friday, June 28, 2019, at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Family will receive friends from 4-8 pm on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 163 Avon-Belden Rd., Avon Lake. Interment at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. 440-933-3202

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    27993 Detroit Rd.
    Westlake, OH 44145

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163 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
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