James A. Aigner

April 05, 1928 ‒ February 08, 2019

Mount Gilead, Ohio

James A. Aigner, age 90, of Mount Gilead, passed away peacefully Friday afternoon, February 8, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

James was born on April 5, 1928, in Richmond, VA, to the late Charles E. and June (Buffin) Aigner. He was a graduate of Lee Davis High School with the class of 1946.

Right out of high school, James enlisted in the United States Army. He was a truck driver and was awarded both the World War II Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal.

For 32 years James was a dedicated employee of Eastern Airlines. He was a supervisor over the mechanics with a specialty in engines. He was very fond of his time at Eastern Airlines and the friendships he made there. After retiring from Eastern, James decided to go back to work for Ryan Air who oversaw the UPS planes.

A man of faith, James grew up in the Presbyterian Church. He loved tending to his garden. He also enjoyed playing and working on his computer of which he met his sweetheart, Louise, online. A fan of various sports, James loved to golf and was at home living near the golf course.

James was devoted to his family. He often would recall the days he spent with his parents and siblings whom he missed dearly. He was a very loving father and grandfather. His family and friends will remember him for his gentleman qualities of which included being soft spoken, easy going, patient, and humble all while having a dry sense of humor.

He is survived by his children: Terry (James) Cain of Arlington, TX and Cathy (Lloyd) Wilde-Johnson of Flagstaff, AZ; grandchildren: Becky Parker, James Ryan Cain, Raimee Wilde, Lindsay Wilde, and Jame Aigner; great grandchildren: Aiden Wilde, Ellie Wilde, and James Oliver Cain; his sweetheart and companion, Louise Kruder and her children and grandchildren whom he loved dearly; and numerous nieces and nephews.

James was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Charles Edward Aigner, Tommy Aigner, and Milton Aigner; sister, June Marie Montgomery; son, James Aigner Jr., and a granddaughter, Kelly Cain Evans.

His family will greet friends from 1:30 to 2 PM, Sunday, February 10, 2019, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel. (67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338) A service honoring his life will be held there at 2PM with Chaplain Jeff Slider officiating.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Morrow County.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve James’ family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Terry,
    We are thinking of you and your loved ones. Our
    prayer is that you have comfort in knowing that he lived a wonderful, long life!!! You were definitely a special part of his life.

    We will be here for you when you return home.

    Please take care of yourself.

    Betty and John Milburn

  • My love and prayers go out to James family at this difficult time. I did not have the opportunity to meet him, but have known his daughters and the wonderful women they have both become. Thank you dad for sharing them with me. Rest in peace as you take God’s right hand and he leads you home.

  • Cathy & Terry
    My prayers and thoughts are with you today and always.
    I never had the opportunity to meet your dad but the beautiful stories you have told me over the years are being remembered today.
    Sending love and strength to you and your family.
    Rest In Peace Mr. Aigner.

  • I really never got a chance to know you but what i heard made me proud you were my grandfather. I love you Grandpa James. Rest in peace and know that you were and still are very much loved.

    Love your grand daughter Lindsey.

  • My condolences to the Aigner family and friends. Losing a loved one in death can be a difficult time but knowing of the hope the Bible offers can give you needed comfort and a measure of peace. At John 5:28,29 Jesus stated, “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out…” You will then have an opportunity to be reunited with your loved one once again. Rejoice in this assured promise for all mankind.