GENEVA — James G. Loveland, age 75, of Geneva, Ohio, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at home with his family beside him.
He was born Feb. 2, 1939, in Ashtabula, Ohio, a son of Glenn and Helen (Loftus) Loveland. He married Ruth O. Goodenow on June 27, 1959, in Conneaut, Ohio.
He was Director of Maintenance for the Geneva Memorial Hospital for 29 years, retired in 2000. He also worked for Geneva Metal Wheel, Geneva True Temper and Owned & Operated Loveland Sunoco.
He was a member of United Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family. An auto buff, he worked on and built small engines and raced at Thompson Raceway with his 1969 GTO and El Camino show cars and won many trophies. He was known for his Lime Green El Camino "Slimmer". Jim started the Annual Auto Show Case for the Geneva Memorial Hospital during the Geneva Grape Jamboree.
James is survived by his wife, Ruth; children, Brian (Elisa) of Ravenna, Dale, Thomas (Pauline) and James (Pam) Loveland and Karen Scheaffer, all of Geneva and Kathleen (Keith) Dillworth of Montville; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren and three more on the way this year.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Glenn and Robert; and a sister, Lola Mae Loveland.
Service will be held 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 17th, at WALKER FUNERAL HOME, 828 Sherman St., Geneva, with the Rev. Bruce Hitchcock, of Geneva First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Calling Hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Today, Feb. 16th and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, prior to the Service, at the Funeral Home.
Contributions may be made to The Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.
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