James E. Yagich

James E. Yagich

May 20, 1936 ‐ January 15, 2020
James E. Yagich
Birthplace: Parma, Ohio Resided In: North Ridgeville, Ohio Visitation: January 22, 2020 Service: January 23, 2020

James E. Yagich "Jim", age 83, beloved husband of Penny (nee Rothacker). Dear father of Rhonda Smith, Vickie Ricci (Joe), Tina Washington (Rod), Dawn Walters (Chris), and Victor Musat (Marcella). Loving grandfather of 18 and great-grandfather of 15. Brother of Florence Hanzel and dear uncle to many nieces and nephews. Jim retired from CEI and currently worked for Geisel HVAC. Memorial service to be held Thursday, January 23 at 11 am at Dover Congregational Church, 2239 Dover Center Road, Westlake. Friends and family will be received from 3-7 pm on Wednesday at Jenkins Funeral Chapel, 2914 Dover Center Road, Westlake. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Facilites Committee of Dover Congregational Church, which Jim was the Chairman of for many years. 

Guest Comments

David James Smith
Safety harbor Florida 34695

My grandfather - lot's of love, and lot's of good memories... Always the kindest, and best grandad I could of had in life. Sorry I wasn't able to see you much recently, I miss you very, very much. Still to this day, was never able to beat you arm wrestling, but could at the card game rummy... You taught me that game. When I was younger.
You will never be forgotten, ever...
And - I miss you very much.
Your grandson - David - James- Smith

Caleb & Jackie Threewits
Union City, Ohio

Jim was truly one of a kind, a wonderful man who we were honored to have known. You're all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Howell Family
North Ridgeville Ohio

We are so Sorry for your loss, Prayers to all the Family


Dear Victor,
I’m so very sorry for your and your family’s loss. Thoughts and prayers to all.

Michael and Veronica Foote
Avon Lake OH

Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers .

Rita O'Hara
New Smyrna Beach FL

It’s so difficult losing a parent. Rhonda, you and your siblings have my deepest condolences. May your faith help you in this time of sorrow.

Layla George-Khouri

My deepest sympathy to Penny and the entire family. Heaven gained another Angel. May his memory be eternal. May the Lord grant you the straight to accept his will.

Vada Buchdrucker

Penny, I am so sorry for you and your families loss. Jim was a treasure. He had a kind and loving heart. We know that he is the lord, but it is so sad when you lose a loved one. You guys were a beautiful couple and I truly enjoyed the time we spent together at the holidays . Love you Penny. Call if you need anything.

Karen Koenig
Cleveland, Ohio

Dawn, my deepest condolences to you and your family. Your in my thoughts and prayers.