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Painesville Location

1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

James Harrison Huffman Sr.

09/08/1956 — 05/27/2022

A close-up photo of James Harrison Huffman Sr. smiling for the camera

James Harrison Huffman Sr., age 65 of Concord Twp. and formerly of Eastlake, peacefully passed away May 27th, 2022 at Hospice of The Western Reserve after a two year heroic battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born September 8th, 1956 in Cleveland to the late James and Esther Huffman.

Jim worked at Copper and Brass in Cleveland for over 32 years.

Jim was a 1975 Graduate of Eastlake North High School. He was a former baseball coach for Northeast Cleveland Little League and for Villa Angela St. Joseph High School. He proudly graduated from Little League Umpire School in Williamsport, PA and became a little league umpire. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, while being the best Dad, Papa and brother for his family. He was a huge Cleveland sports fan and he loved watching his grandchildren’s sporting events.

Jim was the loving husband of 45 years to Kathi Huffman (nee Monro); dearest father of Jimmy H. (Lauren) Huffman Jr. and Jamie (Brett) Vitas; cherished grandfather of Julia, Kendal and Raegan Huffman, Makayla and Jaxson Vitas; brother of Donna (Joe-deceased) Gay, Dorretta (Tom) Jenkins, Ruth (Ed-deceased) Mandato, Judy (Ed) Bash and the late Robert “Butch” Willard; brother in law of Ken Monro and the late Bill (Ellen) Milligan; uncle of many.

The Huffman family will receive friends from 4:00-8:00 PM Thursday, June 2nd, 2022 at Jeff Monreal Funeral Home, 1000 Mentor Ave., Painesville. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM Friday at the funeral home. Burial at Concord Cemetery.

Donations can be made in Jim’s name to Concord Girls Softball League, 538 Poplar Lane, Painesville Township, OH 44077

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9 Replies to “James Harrison Huffman Sr.”

  1. Susanna Thou- Colon May 29, 2022 at 10:05 am

    Thinking of the family during this heartbreaking time.Keeping all in our prayers.


  2. Barbara Givens May 29, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Kathi and Family,

    My sincerest condolences …



  3. My condolences to the entire Huffman family especially his wife Kathi and son Jimmy and daughter Jamie.
    Jim was a good guy, he would do anything for you. It breaks my heart hearing of this news about Jim. I was Jim’s friend and coworker at Copper&Brass Sales for over 35yrs. RIP my friend.


  4. Denise DeGroodt- Reed June 2, 2022 at 11:40 am

    I’m so very sorry Ruthie and family. Heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you and your families.


  5. Jenn/Jeff Marut June 2, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    Thinking of you at this difficult time. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.


  6. Patrick Willow June 3, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    Jim was a good man him and his family were a lifesaver to me my first sponsor and a good friend deepest sympathy and gratitude Patrick Willow 7/7/91


  7. Marlene Murton June 3, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Kathie so sorry for your loss. I have no words but I will pray for you and your family


  8. So sorry for your loss. I hope your fond memories will bring you comfort.


  9. Phillip and Lily June 5, 2022 at 12:06 am

    So so very sorry for the loss and our deepest sympathy and prayers to all. Love ❤️


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