James K. Dunn
James K. Dunn
March 06, 1953 ‐ December 18, 2019
James K. Dunn “Jim”, age 66, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 in his home in Westlake, Ohio.
He will be deeply missed by his beloved wife Barbara (Bodmann) Dunn of 45 years. He was the dear father of three children, James “Kyle”, Jr. (Victoria), Courtney (Danny) Manaf, and Stephen; treasured grandfather to Alia, Trevor, Adam and Payton; and the cherished younger brother of sisters Sue (Alan) Banspach and Patsy Dunn. Jim was preceded in death by his parents James and Vera (Thompson) Dunn.
Jim was born March 6, 1953 in Fremont, OH. He was a 1971 graduate of Elyria High School and attended Kent State University. Jim was in sales and marketing and later went on to open his own business, Westshore Marketing Group. A lot of his additional time was spent volunteering and as a board member of many leagues, committees and associations.
One of Jim’s greatest passions was baseball. He played catcher and was the youngest player on Elyria’s 1967 Little League North Senior All-Star team, winning a state championship and playing in the Little League World Series, where they finished third in the entire world. He and the team were inducted into the Elyria Sports Hall of Fame years later. Jim passed his love of the game and athletic talents onto his children, coaching them at various levels for the majority of his 40 coaching years. No matter the sport, Jim was his kid’s favorite coach, teacher and fan. He was also an avid golfer, achieving an official 3 handicap as a member of Spring Valley Country Club where he won club championships in multiple classes.
He was known for his one of a kind personality, sense of humor, quick wit, and the way he could tell a story. Jim’s family meant the world to him. He is going to be incredibly missed by his loving family and all who knew him.
Jim’s family will receive visitors on Sunday, December 29th, from 1-5 p.m. at Avon Isle, 37080 Detroit Road, Avon, OH. They will commemorate his life around 3 p.m. and all are welcome to come up to share any of their own memories. Light refreshments will be served.
Please direct flowers to the immediate family, who will display them at the service. Donations in remembrance of Jim can be made to the American Kidney Fund.
We love you dad and we will miss you terribly until we meet again.