MADISON — James A. Palagyi, age 81, of Madison Township, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Cardinal Woods Skilled Nursing Home in Madison, Ohio.
Jim was born in Conneaut, Ohio, on Jan. 5, 1933. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Madison and American Legion Post #112.
A Veteran, Jim had served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He retired from Ricerca Inc. in Concord in 1994.
Survivors include his wife, Lorna (Haapanen) Palagyi; daughters, Lisa (Ken) Mathews and Wendy (Eric) Eland; and son, Paul (Joy) Palagyi; grandchildren, Trent Mathews, Emily and Abbey Eland, and Lauren and Hunter Palagyi.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Steve and Velma Palagyi; and infant son, James Jr.
Thank you to the staff at Cardinal Woods Nursing Home and to Hospice of the Western Reserve.
Private Graveside Services will be at Madison Memorial Cemetery on Arcola Road in Madison.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ashtabula County Animal Protective League, 5970 Green Road, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.
Arrangements by THE POTTI FUNERAL HOME in Madison. Obituary and condolences at starbeacon.com.