The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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June 8, 2014

James L. Cordell

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AIKEN, S.C. —

His love of golf was well known, and he was a certified golf rules official with the USGA. He officiated amateur golf tournaments all over the country. He and Barbara loved to travel. They visited Scotland three times to play golf and see the British Open. He also attended the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga., every year since 1961, including as a radio broadcaster for WFUN from 1980 to 1998. He was also a licensed pilot and for several years owned a Cessna 172 aircraft.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara on June 14, 2012.

He is survived by sons, Bradford W. (Karen) of Annapolis, Md., and Stuart W. (Kimberly) of Ashtabula, Ohio; and daughter, Janet L. Armstrong (Russell) of Bellevue, Wash.; five grandchildren, Brian (Laura) of Tampa, Fla., Alan (Amanda) of Lakewood, Ohio, Elise James (Matthew) of Tampa, Fla., Bethany of Tampa, Fla. and Hannah Hill (Brian) of Kindsbach, Germany; his great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Cordell, of Tampa, Fla.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling Hours will be at DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula, on Friday, June 20th, from 4 to 6 p.m.

A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held at The First Presbyterian Church, 4317 Park Ave., Ashtabula, on Saturday, June 21st, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Dr. Stephen Long officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions to First Presbyterian Church or the NOGA Charities & Foundation (nogacharities.org) Return to Golf program.

Obituary at www.ducro.com and starbeacon.com.

 

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