James Edward Harkin

James Edward Harkin

July 18, 1939 ‐ December 05, 2020
James Edward Harkin
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio Resided In: Avon, Ohio Service: December 09, 2020 Cemetery: Holy Cross Cemetery

James Edward Harkin, born July 18, 1939, passed away peacefully at the age of 81 with all his family by his side. He was preceded by his parents James Leroy Harkin and Margaret Veronica Noble Harkin. Jim was married to the love of his life Dianne for 57 years. He is also survived by his 5 children Jeanine Wille (David); Jim Harkin (Julia); Beth Walters (Scott); Lani Walker (Bill); David Harkin (Sybil). Grandchildren: Elise, Erin, Pete, Stephanie, Timmy, Danny, Greg, Zachary, Sabrina and Connor. He has 6 great grandchildren and many loving friends and family.  Funeral Mass to be held Wednesday December 9, 2020 at 10 am St Joseph Catholic Church 32929 Lake Road Avon Lake.  Jim had an immense love of airplanes, history and documentaries about history. One of his favorite adventures included a flight on a B-17 in Mesa, Arizona. Papa loved his family more than anything and will be deeply missed. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to The Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio.

Guest Comments

Ellen Crouch and Richard Warren
Mount Vernon, OH

Jim was full of love, laughter, and stories. Over the years, it has been delightful to get together, whether it was at a family reunion, or just to meet for lunch at some random rendezvous point to catch up on each other’s lives and to enjoy each other’s company. Now, we treasure all the more just such a get-together last summer in Findlay, OH. We are all blessed to have had Jim in our lives, and we will truly miss him. We will miss his stories and his laughter, but most of all, we will miss his love.

Richard & Jan Lefevre
Presque Isle, MI

It was a joy to have been a part of Jim’s life all of these decades. His presence at family reunions always guaranteed delightful storytelling and rounds of hearty laughter. May wonderful memories comfort the entire Harkin family through the days to come.

The Mudra's
Pleasant Plains, IL

Sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Beth Walters
Fishers IN

Forever in our hearts dad . Will miss your wisdom , stories and hugs . Luv u dad

Lani Walker
JBER, Alaska

We will miss you every day! I love you Dad!!

Ruth Farr

As I think about Mr. Harkin, I immediately think of the love that is so evident in his facial expressions in every photo I have seen of him with his family. You will miss him, but his love will always be a part of you. You have our deepest sympathy. Tom and Ruth Farr

Cathy Bonnell
Phoenix AZ

Rest In Peace Jim. Much love to your beautiful family!

The Quirks

Sending hugs and prayers to the Harkin family!