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James Arthur Cornell

July 11, 1934 ~ December 19, 2019 (age 85)


James "Jim" Arthur Cornell, age 85, of Sylvania Township, was called by the Lord to his forever home on December 19th, 2019. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Jim was born on July 11th, 1934 in Toledo, Ohio where he was raised. He is one of 6 children born to Arthur and Viola (Herron) Cornell. He is survived by his three children, Debra (Victor) Fera, of Merritt Island, Florida, Roy (Melissa) Cornell of Jacksonville, North Carolina, and William (Janette) Cornell of Sylvania, Ohio. Jim was a "one of a kind" grandfather to 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Jim was a loving husband to Shirley Cornell for 55 wonderful years until her passing in the year of 2011. He retired from Conrail Railroad and was in the US Army for eight years. Some of the hobbies included photography, fishing, and growing delicious tomatoes and zucchini in his vegetable garden. Jim was an avid bowler for many years at Southwyck Lanes. He loved his pets. Jim lived his life as a caring son, brother, husband, father, grandpa, and friend who will be deeply missed by all. We would like to express our immense gratitude to the staff in the Cardiovascular Thoracic Unit at Mercy St. Anne's hospital for the compassion and caring for him. A special nurse Theresa was not only there for him, but for our family too. Friends and family are welcome to attend his celebration of 85 years of a wonderful life at Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St. Sylvania, Ohio Friday December 27, 2019 from 4-8:00 P.M.  There will be no funeral ceremony and burial will be private.  Online condolences to

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December 27, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Reeb Funeral Home
5712 Main Street
Sylvania, OH 43560

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