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James R. Salisbury

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“Jim and I met in 1973 when we worked at the same restaurant in Pompano Beach, FL. We left the same year to begin our careers in teaching. We...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Karen Mickelsen - Athens, TN

“I taught with the Steakman at Beachwood High School. He kept us all laughing.RIP Jim. ”
2 of 24 | Posted by: Cindy Hazelton - Pepper Pike, OH

“I lived across the street from Jim for the last 30 years and I've known him & his family even longer than that. My parents' house, where I grew up,...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Jeri Ann Waltrip - OH

“Jim was a valued colleague and mentor to so many teachers. His passion will live on in those whose lives he touched. ”
4 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“JR kept all Cleveland Heighters near and far close through his caring, sharing and knowledge...God Bless.. ”
5 of 24 | Posted by: Marcella Lowney - YARDLEY, PA

“JR kept all Cleveland Heighters near and far close through his caring, sharing and knowledge...God Bless.. ”
6 of 24 | Posted by: Marcella Lowney - YARDLEY, PA

“Mr. Salisbury was my Latin teacher at Goshen High School for 3 out of my 4 years. I am saddened to hear about his passing. He was a great teacher and...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Jessie Rood - IN

“My prayers are with you all in your horrible loss. Jim will be missed dearly. ”
8 of 24 | Posted by: Jane Ordway Carman - York, PA

“Thinking of the Salisbury family during this time. He always made me laugh. ”
9 of 24 | Posted by: Lauren Hilton

“James has touched so many. He has brought many people together by offering his knowledge as a Cleveland Heights Historian and sharing what he knew...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Laura Pierce

“Surprised and saddened by Jim's passing. We were fellow teachers and Tribe fans while at Beachwood High School. His quirky sense of humor and smile...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Dave Savage - Columbus, OH

“I would like to offer condolences to Jim's family and friends. I worked with Jim for many years at Goshen High School. He was a very good teacher...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“JR God bless you, brother. If there was a bigger Indians fan I don't know who it could be. ”
13 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“He ran the great blog on FB Growing up in Cleveland Heights.' Thank you. ....good man down. ”
14 of 24 | Posted by: David Brown - Santa Fe, NM

“Mr. Salisbury was a great person. I loved his Latin class over 30 years ago at Hampshire Regional High School. I also enjoyed reconnecting with...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Deborah Soto - Williamsburg, MA

“The fact that I lived in far away Denver didn't keep us from meeting with many others in Ohio and Florida.I had a wonderful relationship with JR. We...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: John "Denver Lou" Muntean - CO

“Good friend -- may you find an endless summer with the top down on the convertible and the Indians in first place. We will miss you.John and Diane ”
17 of 24 | Posted by: John and Diane Grabowski - OH

“Jim was a wonderful teacher at Goshen High. He was a thoughtful and caring gentleman and was a favorite of the GHS students. He faithfully sent a FB...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Marilyn Meyer - Milford, OH

“We were shocked and very sorry to learn of Jim's passing. Our condolences go out to his family. Jim's Christmas card and note were always the first...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Joan & Bruce Wickman - MA

“JR was an energetic and devoted fan of the Cleveland Indians, that is how we met. We kept up over the years, and got together several times, most...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Dennis Marsoun - Charlotte, NC

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
21 of 24 | Posted by: Joyce

“I knew Jr /from Roosevelt. He always had an easy going way about him. He will be missed by many. ”
22 of 24 | Posted by: Dale Haler - Chandler, AZ

“I was a Classmate of Jim's at CWRU. We were both in the class of '71 and members of the Adelbert College Commuters. After graduation, I was able to...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Edward Biebel - Nogales, AZ

“To my dear friend J R from Roosevelt jr high thru hts high to the present no one could have asked for a better friend you will always be in my...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: Morrie Zryl - Coral springs, FL


James was born on July 24, 1949 and passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018.

James was a resident of Ohio at the time of passing.

Funeral service Sunday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 P.M. at BRICKMAN BROS. FUNERAL HOME, 37433 EUCLID AVE. (WILLOUGHBY) where family will receive friends Sunday 5-8 P.M. Private Interment at Knollwood Cemetery.

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