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“I am so very sorry for your loss. My heartfelt condolences to Jim's family and friends. Prayers for God's perfect love and comfort as only He can...Read More »
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“We are very sorry to hear of Jim's death, especially during this time of the year. Our condolences to Marilyn, Tom and Joe. You are in our thoughts...Read More »
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James F. Leithold, 63, of Kent, died Saturday, December 24, 2016 at UH Portage Medical Center in Ravenna.

He was born December 1, 1953 in Cleveland to Joseph A. and Marilyn (Wirth) Leithold. He attended Kent State. He then worked for and retired as a foreman from the Chessie System where he worked on the railroad. He will be remembered as very mechanically inclined. He could fix anything. He then trained for and worked in the HVAC industry working in Kent and Portage County. He was a founding member of the Kent Co-op. He was a friend to the homeless, providing assistance where he could. He was a member of the Kent Canadian Club.

He is survived by his mother, Marilyn Fine of Mentor on the Lake; brothers, Thomas (Linda) Leithold of Willoughby and Joseph (Diane) Leithold of Beavercreek.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Friday, December 30th at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory with Pastor Larry Hobbes officiating. The family will receive friends one hour before the services.