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1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Jim Allen Frew

08/18/1944 — 02/14/2023

A close-up photo of Jim Allen Frew smiling at a formal event

Jim Allen Frew, age 78 of Mentor, passed away suddenly on February 14th, 2023. He was born August 18th, 1944 in East Cleveland, Ohio to the late Curtis and Margaret Frew.

Jim retired from Caterpillar Inc. in Mentor. 

Jim was a U.S. Navy Vietnam Veteran. Jim liked to be “Mr Fix It”, he loved his tools and was very passionate about helping everyone. He enjoyed working on automobiles, especially his red corvette. He most loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren who affectionately knew him as “Beep”. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Jim is the loving husband for 56 years to Karol Frew (nee Woerner); beloved father of Lori (Ric Supinski) DeGeorge and Heidi Fosnaught; dearest grandfather of Ryan (Stephanie) Bissell, Andrew (Bailey) Bissell, Devin and Phillip DeGeorge, Rachel and Michael Fosnaught; great grandfather of Aubrey, Mason, Sofia, Colton, Cooper, Gavin, Scarlett and Hazel; brother of the late Ronald Frew and Marilyn Cline; uncle of many. 

The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 7:00 PM Friday, February 17th, 2023 at Jeff Monreal Funeral Home, 1000 Mentor Ave., Painesville. A Funeral Service will be held at 7:00 PM Friday at the funeral home. Private burial at Mentor Cemetery at a later date.

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8 Replies to “Jim Allen Frew”

  1. Very sorry to hear that your Dad and Granddad has passed. Nice guy, Pam and I liked him a lot. I have been down with the flu all week. If I am up to it and not in a position to give it to everyone, Pam and I will be at the service Friday. If not know that we are thinking of you.


  2. Beep you will be missed, please be that up there and make sure you help keep us safe.
    RIP until we meet again


  3. Linda and Chet Celebucki April 17, 2023 at 5:51 pm

    Lori i am so sorry to hear the passing of your dad. My prayers are with you and your family. God bless Love you honey. ❤️❤️


  4. Love and Prayers to everyone. I will miss you friend. Till we meet again…


  5. Kathy Woodworth April 17, 2023 at 5:52 pm

    Karol and family….so sorry to hear this news. It’s midnight Friday so I’ve missed my friends services.. so many fond memories of years gone by. Please know you are all in my prayers.


  6. Margarate Martone April 17, 2023 at 5:53 pm

    I’m so sorry, Karol, for your loss. For each of us who has lost a long-time spouse, it’s different of course, but we share the inevitable challenge of moving ahead in a changed world.
    My prayers are with you.


  7. I’m so sorry for your loss. May your fond memories help fill the holes in your heart.


  8. Lee Kristine Krull April 17, 2023 at 5:55 pm

    So sad to hear of his passing. I wish I had the opportunity to know my cousin Jimmy better. My sister, Linda and I were blessed to visit with him and others in the family at the picnic in Aunt Marg’s backyard after so many years had past. I remember that both my sister and I agreed that we liked him very much. My condolences to all who loved him, and it appears that there are many.


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