AURORA - James Julius Reed, age 90 of Aurora, Ohio, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Vonda (nee Gough); loving father of Letha (Rick) Smith, James Reed, Steven (Lisa) Reed, and the late Jennifer Anderson; cherished grandfather of Neil Young, Angie (Chris) Woodward, Danielle (Dave) Howard, Michael Young, Bobby Young, Shelby Reed, Megan (Eli) Roth, Brian Anderson, Matthew (Heather) Anderson- Duncan, Caroline Reed, and Harrison Reed; and dear sister of the late Helen (William) Holasz.
Jim was a graduate of Fenn College, currently known as Cleveland State University. He had a career as a financial executive for Davey Tree Company. Jim was a big band musician for many years and enjoyed playing with small jazz combos. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing, golf, and music. Jim proudly served his country in the United States Army.
Friends will be received from 5-8 PM Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Johnson-Romito Funeral Home, 19 E. Main St., Hudson, OH 44236 (330-650-4181) where a service will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Interment to follow at Aurora Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Jim's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place. Memphis, TN 38105 (www.stjude.org). www.johnsonromito.com (HH, 6/19/19)