The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Obituary Archives

December 27, 2012

James C. Mackey Sr.

ASHTABULA — James “Jim” Carlton Mackey Sr., age 85, of Ashtabula, Ohio, passed away Monday evening, Dec. 24, 2012, with family by his side.

Mr. Mackey was born April 27, 1927, in Ashtabula, the son of George and Winifred (Faust) Mackey. He was a life-long resident of Ashtabula County and proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, including time on the USS Samuel S. Miles from 1945-1946. He was a member of Post 943 VFW of Ashtabula for many years.

Jim worked for the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company in Ashtabula for 38 years before retiring. His career of public service continued after the Navy in the role of Democratic Chairman of Monroe Township for 30 years.

Jim was known for his quick wit and unique sense of humor that would cast a smile on anyone he encountered. He loved sharing stories about working on the Great Lakes as a youth and about the time he took first place in all 6 events he entered at the Ashtabula YMCA track contest one summer.

With a life-long passion for flying, Jim received his private pilot license in 1950 and was a long standing member of the RAMS – Radio Control Airplanes Club of Monroe Township. Jim enjoyed many years building and flying model airplanes with his fellow RAM’s enthusiasts. Jim was also an artist who loved bringing an empty canvas to life. In addition to creating watercolor and oil paintings he was an avid woodworker.

Another passion of Jim’s was motorcycle riding. He spent many years traveling from coast to coast across the U.S. and Canada on his colorful and fully loaded motorcycles. When he wasn’t flying one of his planes or riding his motorcycle, Jim could be found playing any number of video games. He was also an avid Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Ohio State football fan and enjoyed attending and watching their games to cheer them on.

Text Only
Obituary Archives
  • ROBERT T. FRAZEE

    Robert T. Frazee, 78, of S. Wright St., Kingsville, Ohio, died Feb. 22, 2014, at Erie VA Hospital.

    July 22, 2014

  • Inez Tersigni

    Inez “Nonny” Tersigni, age 74, of Geneva, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014.

    July 22, 2014

  • Louis A. Bernardo Jr. Louis A. Bernardo Jr.

    Louis “Duke” Anthony Bernardo Jr., age 89, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at his residence with his loving wife and family at his side.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • JANICE D. MESSENGER

    Janice D. Messenger, 73, of Pierpont, died at the home of her son, on Sunday, July 20, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

    July 22, 2014

  • Erin A. Clark Erin A. Clark

    Erin A. Clark, age 18, of 323 Hope Road, Enon Valley, Pa., passed away suddenly the morning of Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Jameson Hospital in New Castle.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • THERESA M. GIANNELL

    Theresa M. Giannell, 95, of Ashtabula, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home.

    July 22, 2014

  • ROBERT J. SABO

    Robert J. Sabo, 89, of W. 16th St., died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Ashtabula County Medical Center.

    July 22, 2014

  • ROGER HAYNES ROGER HAYNES

    Roger “Scooby” Haynes, 54, died Friday, July 11, 2014.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Madalyn L. Bartone Madalyn L. Bartone

    Madalyn L. (Notte) Bartone, longtime resident of Conneout, Ohio and most recently Pittsburgh, Pa., died Thursday July 17, 2014, on her 97th birthday.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • RAYMOND E. CONLEY SR.

    Raymond E. “Shorty” Conley Sr., 64, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at his home.

    July 20, 2014

  • ERIN A. CLARK

    Erin A. Clark, 18, of Enon Valley, Pa., died Saturday morning, July 19, 2014, at Jameson Memorial Hospital in New Castle, Pa.

    July 20, 2014

  • Geraldine L. Russell Geraldine L. Russell

    Geraldine L. Russell, age 84, of Lockwood St., passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, at Rae-Ann Geneva Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sandra J. Greene

    Sandra Jean Greene (Neer - Smith), of Aurora, Ohio, was born on May 30, 1939. Her beautiful journey in this life ended on Saturday, July 12, 2014, with her children by her side.

    July 19, 2014

  • THERESA GIANNELL

    Theresa Giannell, 95, of Ashtabula, Ohio, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Ashtabula County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Kingsville, Ohio.

    July 19, 2014

  • WILLIAM J. ANDERSON

    William J. “Bill” Anderson, 51, of Geneva, Ohio, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Lake Health West Medical Center.

    July 19, 2014

  • INEZ TERSIGNI

    Inez Tersigni, 74, of Geneva, Ohio, died Friday, July 18, 2014.

    July 19, 2014

  • HELEN R. JACKSON

    Helen R. (Hogle) Jackson, 48, of Conneaut, Ohio, died Monday, July 14, 2014, at the Cleveland Clinic.

    July 19, 2014

  • PATRICIA A. PRICE

    Patricia A. Price, 64 of Geneva, died Thursday, July 3, 2014.

    July 19, 2014

  • JAMES R. COLBOW

    James R. Colbow, 91, of Chardon, Ohio, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at his home. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

    July 19, 2014

  • JOSEPH E. KEEFE SR.

    Joseph Eugene “Pappa Joe” Keefe Sr., died May 29, 2014, in New Port Richey, Fla. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

    July 19, 2014

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide