The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

December 12, 2013

James H. Gilchrist


Star Beacon

ROAMING SHORES — James H. Gilchrist, age 83, of Roaming Shores, Ohio, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.

Born April 12, 1930, in Bellshill, Scotland, he was a son of the late Margaret (Cook) and James Gilchrist and married May Murray in Motherwell, Scotland, on August 16, 1952.

James worked as a pipefitter at Uniroyal. He served in the Scots Guards.

He was a former member of Chapel United Methodist Church.

James enjoyed spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed attending and watching his grandchildren participate in many sports and extracurricular activities. Traveling with his family was always a great joy.

He is survived by his wife, May Gilchrist of Roaming Shores; sons, James (Janet) Gilchrist of Centerville, Ohio, and Iain (Debbi) Gilchrist of Roaming Shores; grandchildren, Alec, Allison, Kyle and Amanda; and brother, Tom (Elspeth) Gilchrist of Blackpool, England.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert.

Private services were observed.

Donations in James’ name may be made to The American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44106-2204.

Arrangements are being handled by THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 26 River St., Madison, Ohio 44057. Obituary and condolences at www.behmfuneral.com and starbeacon.com.