|James F. Ide|
|Written by provided to the Sentinel Tribune|
|Monday, 18 February 2013 10:03|
James Francis Ide died Saturday February 16, 2013Â at the age of 75, surrounded by his family. He died in Perrysburg, Hospice of Northwest Ohio, in the same room his wife of 45 years, Mary, died in, nearly ten years ago.
Born in Toledo, Ohio in 1937, Jim was the eldest son of Clarence and Mary Ide, who both preceded him in death.
Jim was employed by Owens â€“Illinois at the Technical Center for 37 years. He started there cutting grass and worked his way to a successful career, contributing to numerous development and engineering projects until retiring in 1995.
Always a south Toledo boy at heart, he and Mary moved to Bowling Green, Ohio upon their retirement. Jim later resided in Hernando, Florida with his second wife, Karen, who survives.
An avid traveler Jim was a member of Detroitâ€™s Nomads Traveling Club. He and Mary and later, Karen, traveled the globe, visiting all seven continents, all 50 states, and all Canadian provinces. Particularly memorable were flying around the world, seeing Europe by train for 200 days, working a sheep ranch in the Australian outbackÂ and tracking Polar Bears inside the Arctic Circle.
Besides his parents and wife, Mary, Jim was preceded in death by infant grand-daughter Kristin Ide, and two brothers, Tom and Mike.
Surviving Jim are daughter Catherine Booher (Ken), sons Donald Ide and Timothy Ide and daughter Ellen Iler; seven grand-children, Winona Booher, Lauren Ide, Dylan and Austin Ide and Sam, Jack and Luke Iler; sister, Judy (Dave) Niese; sister-in-law, Kathy (Tom) Dugan; nieces Jennie Farrell, AnneMarie Niese and Kelly Simenc; nephews, Jeff and Dan Niese and Joe Ide, along with special family member, Suzanne Stammer.
Jim is also survived by Karenâ€™s daughters, Marie (Bob) Kunesh and children David and Christine, and Diane (Ron) McCallister and their children Nicole and Christian.
Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Tuesday from 2-8 pm. where a rosary will be recited at 7 pm. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday beginning at 10:15 am in the mortuary followed by the Funeral Mass in the Historic Church of St. Patrick, 130 Avondale Ave at 11am. Interment Calvary Cemetery.
As was the experience when our mother died in 2003, we cannot begin to say enough kind words of thanks to the nurses, aids and social workers who assisted Jim and the family with end-of-life care. We would especially like to thank social workers Jennifer and Julie, home care nurses, Megan and Cathy, in-patient nurses Denise, Lesley, Maxine, Julie, Kellie, Amy and home aids Jessica and Aubrey and in-patient aid Liz, and of course, canine-care-givers Juno and Toby. Your professional knowledge and experience went far, but your kind words, gestures and willingness to encircle our Dad and us with love and compassion are unspeakably appreciated.
Those considering a donation in Jimâ€™s memory are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30,000 East River Rd. in Perrysburg. Donations will be directed to aid the Assistance Dogs of America program at Hospice. Please view and sign the guest registry at CoyleFuneralHome.com.
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