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1949 James 2024

James L. Leatherman

August 16, 1949 — January 27, 2024


James L. Leatherman, 74, of Seville, ornery as ever, stubborn to the very end, constantly threatening to haunt us when gone, passed away early Saturday morning, January 27, 2024, at The Village of St. Edward, in Fairlawn.

James was born August 16, 1949, in Lodi, Ohio to Elvin and Ruth {Perkins} Leatherman.

He married Cynthia Hardy on June 16, 1978. 

James worked as a linemen for Carlisle Brake and Friction for 48 years before retiring. He loved to have fun, being outside, taking care of animals in the backyard. He was known for bringing home stray animals.  

James will be deeply missed by his wife of 44 years; children Sarah (Joe), Jennifer (Phil), and Anna (Bob); grandchildren Cole, Aiden, and Belle; brothers David, Daniel, Philip, and Paul; sister Becky; nieces and nephew.

James was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Mary, Elizabeth, and Alice.
A Memorial Service will be Friday at 11 at Roberts Funeral Home (and livestreamed at Online tributes may be made at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the benevolent fund at The Village of St. Edward in Fairlawn.

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Friday, February 2, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Roberts Funeral Home - Seville

9560 Acme Road, Seville, OH 44273

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