James “Jim” Lawrence DeAtley

SALEM – James “Jim” Lawrence DeAtley, 65, of Salem and formerly of Columbiana, passed away on Jan. 8, 2013, at Salem Community Hospital.

He was born in Salem on Aug. 25, 1947, the son of James and Velma (Foray) DeAtley. Jim was a graduate of Columbiana High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in Vietnam. He retired from Eljer’s and also drove school bus for Crestview and Salem Schools. He was Catholic by faith, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling where he had several 300 games and awards for his hunting. Jim believed in helping people when he could and even in death he donated to Life Banc so that others would benefit from him.

Survivors include his mother, Velma DeAtley of Salem; his wife, Karen (Sturgeon) DeAtley of Salem; a son, Bradley DeAtley of Pennsylvania; three daughters, Jennifer Crawford of Leetonia, Belinda (Lonnie) Sadler and Rachael Macry, both of Salem; two brothers, Kenneth and Dennis DeAtley; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father; a brother Ron; and an infant son Michael.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 at Brown Funeral Home in Salem at 8 p.m. with military honors provided by the Salem Honor Guard.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will take place at Mt. Olivet Church Cemetery in North Lima. Cemetery.

Friends may send condolences and sign the guest register online at www.brownfhonline.com.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home in Salem.


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