James “Jim” John Eberly, 89 of Fremont, passed away late Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, in his home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on March 30, 1923, in Fremont, to John B. and Rosa (Buchman) Eberly. Jim was a 1941 graduate of Fremont Ross High School. On May 30, 1950, he married Harriet H. Bookmyer at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clyde and she survives.
Also surviving are sons, James J. (Jean) Eberly Jr. of Bellevue, and Richard C. (Laura) Eberly of Fremont; granddaughters, Elizabeth (Andy) Brown of Pataskala, Ohio, Leslie (Matthew) Sanctis of Fairborn, Ohio, and Laura (David) Kline of Powell, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Shiloh Kline and Connor Brown; also many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Michael and Robert; sister, Ruth Eberly; brother, Lt. Col. Charles W. Eberly (ret.); and sister, Bernadette Recktenwald.
Visitation will be 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Herman-Kinn-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fremont. There will be a wake service provided by Deacon Tom Ackerman and F.O.P. services, and at 6 p.m. the 40-8 will provide a short service. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Rev. Michael Zacharias officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery/Calvary Section with full military honors provided by Fremont American Legion and VFW Post.
Memorial contributions in Jim’s memory may be made to St. Ann’s Church, Hospice of Memorial Hospital, American Heart or Lung Association or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
To view Jim’s In Memory Video Tribute or to send condolences, please visit hermankinn.com.