James E. Boomer

James E. Boomer

December 05, 1946 ‐ April 09, 2023
James E. Boomer
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio Resided In: North Ridgeville, Ohio Visitation: April 13, 2023 Service: April 14, 2023 Cemetery: Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery

James Edward Boomer, 76, of North Ridgeville, OH passed away peacefully on April 9, 2023, surrounded by family.  Jim was born on December 5, 1946, in Cleveland, OH.  He is preceded in death by his parents Roland and Mildred; sister, Mildred Wydick (deceased) (Rudy, deceased); brother, Roland (deceased); and daughter Kelli McCauley (deceased).  He is survived by his loving wife of almost 55 years, Kathy; sister Nancy Johnson (JJ, deceased) and his devoted daughters, Sheri Masterson (Brendan) and Lauri Kinney (Jamey).  Proud Papa of Madison Kinney, Bridget and Colin Masterson.  Loved and adored by many other family members and friends.  

Jim graduated from St. John Cantius in 1965 and earned a Criminal Justice degree from the University of Akron.  Jim served  as a Military Police Officer in Germany, from 1966 to 1968.  He was appointed to the Lakewood, Ohio Police Department as a patrolman on November 3, 1968. He remained with Lakewood for 27 years, retiring on August 5, 1995. Jim was a member of the Fraternal Order Of Police Western Cuyahoga Lodge #25, where he was local lodge president for three years.  He was Fraternal Order Of Police State Treasurer for 10 years (1985-1995).  Jim spent many hours serving his community during his 27-year law enforcement career. Jim retired to Malvern, Ohio and later North Ridgeville, Ohio. 

Jim will be remembered for his knowledge, his humor, his one liners, and his love of family and friends.  He was certainly one of a kind, and will be sorely missed.

Funeral Mass to be held Friday, April 14 at 11:00 am at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 2640 Stoney Ridge Road, Avon. Family and friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Jenkins Funeral Chapel, 2914 Dover Center Road, Westlake. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. 

Guest Comments

Diane Winiarz Saxton
Parma, Ohio

I knew Jim thru school, St. John Cantius. I graduated a year before Jim. He was such a nice friendly underclassmen. I’m so sorry for your loss. Will keep your family in my prayers at this very sad time.

Steve Minor
Daytona beach Florida

My heart goes out to you. I am so sorry. Although I won't be able to make it back to Ohio, i will certainly be thinking of you guys and sending my prayers to help support you through this difficult time. Rest in peace.
Steve & kids

Dan Soja
Kingsland. Ga

Rest in peace Jim

Richard Valentine
Mentor, Ohio 44060

Boomer Family:
Please accept my sincerest condolences on this very sad occasion. Losing a husband, father, and uncle is a traumatic experience. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and especially you, Kathy. Love, Rick

Carl Stachura
Toledo, Ohio

I am sadden to see that Jim "Boomer" has passed. He was a dedicated officer and FOP member. It was an honor to serve with Boomer on the State FOP Board!

Greg Borocz
North Ridgeville

Dear Boomer Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was a great guy who will be greatly missed. I remember the great times we had going on those cruises in the 90’s, he was the life of the party..

Leslie Seitz
Parma, Ohio

Jim was a great classmate and friend. His smile and humor lifted everyone around him. Kathy, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Jim.

Rosalie Sremec and John Hall
N Ridgeville, Ohio

When we first moved into our house in Meadow Lakes the first new neighbor to greet us was Jim. He was always friendly and gracious. To his wife Kathy and all his family please accept our condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Rosalie Sremec and John Hall

Apryl Corey
North Dighton MA

So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers.

FOP Tuscora Lodge #4
Dover, OH

Dear Boomer Family,

The members of Tuscora Lodge #4 send our sincere sympathy to all of you, with the passing of "Boomer". As a Staff Rep for FOP/OLC, he helped many of our members with their issues and problems. His legacy as a law enforcement officer and FOP of Ohio Treasurer will never be forgotten.

With Heartfelt Sympathy,

FOP Tuscora Lodge #4
Dove,r OH

Judy Hansen Weist
North Ridgeville Ohio

Jim was a wonderful friend to everyone that he knew.
He will be missed by all his SJC friends who have known him
for many years.
He was a great husband, father and grandfather.
God bless him and give him eternal rest.
We will miss the good times and your smile.
Love you!

Jay McDonald
Marion, Ohio

I am so sorry to see this and even more sorry I will be unable to attend services. Jim had a major impact in so many through his work with the FOP, he will be missed by many.

Mary Shearer
Malvern, Ohio

Dear Kathy, Sheri, Lauri and Family,
My heart is breaking for all of you and for all of us whom loved Jim. He was more than an uncle to me-he was like my big brother who I looked up to and admired. For as long as I have been alive he was always there through everything, good times and bad. One of the happiest moments I remember is when he came home from the service. When I saw him standing in the doorway I remember running to his open arms and just hugging him for the longest time and crying. I had missed him so much! So many wonderful memories to numerous to mention. He had a big heart and was good to everyone. I am thankful God blessed me with an uncle like him. We grew up together and even though he shared his whooping cough with when I was a baby, we shared other happier things in life including the love we both had for my mother and his time living and serving on the board at Lake Mohawk. I will always love him and admire him for the wonderful man, uncle, husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend he was. There will never be another like him and he will be greatly missed by all who had the good fortune of knowing and loving him, but especially by those of us who are his family. May God bring comfort and peace in the days ahead.

Tom and Phil Serafin
Brunswick ,Ohio

Rest in peace dear friend. May the Lord welcome you into his house with the graciousness that you welcomed people into yours here on earth. God gave you and Louise a head start on orchestrating our next big SJC breakfast. We’ll miss you on the ones we have left here. God bless your family that they can rejoice in you getting your eternal reward.

JoAnn Kehn Pinner
Howard, Ohio

We are all so saddened at the loss of Jim. Kathy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May God's love surround you with comfort and strength.

Jim will be missed by many but know he is looking down on us from heaven.


Marty Radzimski Dillen
Lady Lake, Florida

So sorry to hear this news. Jim was always so likable and real. He kept us informed about each other as the SJC ‘65 class scattered throughout life and the country. I will miss that. May the God of peace comfort you, Kathy, and your family as only He can. Sending love and prayers across the miles.

Tom Shearer
Malvern, Ohio

When Mary and I got married over 46 years ago, my college friends from Philadelphia, PA, came out to Cleveland with their wives for the wedding and got to meet some of our relatives. Of all the many people they met on both sides of our families the person who seemed to stick in their memories the most was Jim Boomer. For years afterward they would ask, when we talked, “how’s Mary’s uncle, the cop, doing?” Once you met him, you didn’t forget him. His love of people – and good talk – always showed through and he seemed to be able to talk about anything with anybody. It always seemed that he knew a little something about any subject. He loved to debate, too. Sometimes you would be in a spirited discussion with him and when you came around to his way of thinking, suddenly you realized that he had switched sides and was now taking the other side of the argument – and doing a good job with that position, too! It wasn’t so much that Jim liked to argue with people to win – he just loved ideas and loved to examine them from all angles. He was one of those “one-of-a-kind” people that you continue remember, just as my friends who met him almost 50 years ago still do and just as Mary and I will for the rest of our own lives.

Craig McCauley
Cleveland, OH

Jim was truly a great man and I admired him greatly. He will truly be missed. I pray for God’s peace and comfort for all his family.

Mary Ann Walton
Parma, Ohio

I was a classmate of Jim at St. John Cantius and I am so sorry for your loss.

Jim (Rudy) Brhel
Charlotte NC

Dear Kathy, I am shocked and saddened to know that Jim has passed. He was always larger than life and it's hard to imagine that he is gone. I know that he was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him. I have many fond memories of him from high school, as I am sure many do. And I cherish the memory of an (unsactioned) trip we took (with Larry Bischof and John Matuska) shortly after graduation to my grandfather's farm in WVA. That memory will always make me smile. Jim will always remain in our hearts and memories as you remain in our thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself and take comfort in knowing how much Jim meant to all who were blessed to know him and be a part of his life.

Barbara Miller (thompson)
Doylestown Ohio

Kathy you and yours are in my prayers. Jim certainly was one of the best and so special not only in our class but in life.

Brian and Cindy McMahon
Bonita Springs, Florida

Dear Kathy, Sherri and Lauri,
Hard to believe Big Jim is no longer with us but what great memories we have of FOP functions, Geauga Lake, family parties and gatoring!!. We will always remember him for the way he loved life. Love and prayers to all of you as you send him on his next journey where he will continue to be large and in charge.
Brian and Cindy McMahon

Bill Bennett
Cincinnati Ohio

I knew Jim for fifty years while were in the FOP, serving together on the State Board for a number of those years and attending State and National Conferences.
Jim was a hard and dedicated worker on any task he was asked to do. He will be missed by many members of Queen City Lodge.
Bill Bennett

Edna Mc Cauley
Tallmadge Oh

Jim was a true and honorable man.
He gave joy to the people lucky enough to meet him.
Jim will be forever missed.