James R. Fortney

Obituary for James R. Fortney

October 7, 1935 - March 16, 2021
Elyria, Ohio | Age 85

Beloved Husband, Father, Loving Step-Dad, Grandfather


James R. Fortney, age 85 of Elyria and orginally from West Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Zinn) for 23 years; father of Karen, Jamie, Margie, Tommy, Matt, and Dawn; loving step-dad of Sherri, Tina, and Vicki; grandfather and great-grandfather of many; father-in-law of Larry Carver; dear brother of Thomas and David of West Virginia. Preceded in death by his three children, Kathy, Anita, and infant son and his siblings, Ray and Margaret.
James enjoyed the casino but especially loved exploring flea markets and garage sales. He was always ready to help anyone in need. James will be dearly missed.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Busch Funeral Home, 114 Second St., Elyria, OH 44035. Services private.
440-322-3717 www.buschcares.com

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