James A. Fathbruckner

March 04, 1939 ‒ February 16, 2020

Delaware, Ohio

James A. Fathbruckner, 80, of Delaware passed away Sunday afternoon, February 16, 2020 at Grady Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He was born March 4, 1939 in Stratford to the late Harley George Fathbruckner Sr. and Tillie Viola (Millhouse) Fathbruckner. He graduated from Olentangy High School and served 8 years in the Army National Guard. On January 12, 1957, James married the love of his life Mary Deanna Egger. Together they celebrated 63 years of marriage and raised 4 sons.

James worked at Rockwell International for over 30 years and he was a devoted and faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and when younger playing softball. He was very proud of his church and his grandkids.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife Mary Deanna; sons, Glenn (Roberta), Bryan (Carol), and Russell (Teresa) Fathbruckner, all of Delaware; 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Christine (Raymond) O’Connell of Ostrander and Janice (Rick) Trippier of Delaware; numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his son James D. Fathbruckner in 2018, his brothers Andrew “Andy”, Larry and Harley Fathbruckner Jr., and his sisters Genevieve Coy and Anna Warden Harman.

Funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 10:30 am at St. Mary Catholic Church, 82 E. William Street, Delaware, with Rev. Fr. Sylvester Onyeachonam officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. The St. Mary Bereavement Committee will host a luncheon in the Snyder-Rodman Community Room following the burial.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Fathbruckner family.

To share a fond memory of James or to offer a condolence to his memory, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Condolences to all of the Fathbruckner family’s. The time that I did get to spend with Jim was always fun, and I will never forget all of the great times playing softball with all of your Brothers, and extended family.We won many games and tournaments together, but now the big victory is yours. I would believe by now a big reunion has happened, and there is nice place to exercise your Racoon dogs that you dearly loved.

  • Deanna and family, My sincere sympathy to all of you. Loved all the time spent with the Fathbruckner family, from when I was growing up until I tried to play softball (when I was too old) for Jim’s girls team. Remember a night at Mingo for a very late game when most of the spectators had gone home and I came up to bat. Susie Moseley (who was playing on the opposing team) started belting out “the old grey mare she ain’t what she used to be”. Jim got a big laugh out that. End of my career. Calvin also enjoyed playing for Jim’s men team. He always made you feel like you were making a contribution to the team. May the Lord embrace all of you during this difficult time.

  • I went to Olentangy with Jim and we both joined the Ohio National Guard, Army Infantry, unit in Delaware. He was a good friend.

    My condolences

    Laird L Lazelle
    Siesta Key, Florida

  • Jim & I were in the same class at Olentangy. we always enjoyed talking about our Racoon hunting from time to time. He was a very liked person & family man. My sympathy goes out to the family & friends.

  • My deepest sympathy and prayers for the Fathbruckner family. My your loss be lightened by the wonderful and happy memories of your Husband, Father and Friend. God bless him. Regards, Theresa Norris

  • Jim was my next door neighbor as I was growing up. We had great fun together even though he was 2 years older that me. My deepest condolences go out to his family and loved ones.

  • We want to extend our deepest condolences to the Fathbruckner family in their time of need. Please know we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult period. May you find comfort in knowing you are not alone, you are surrounded by those who care for you.

  • I remember you, Jim. I was sophomore in 1957 at Olentangy High School. So sorry you had to leave us. God bless your family. Their loss is the hardest to take. But a great joy when we come home with you.

  • Sorry to hear of your loss.I know Jim from church and for three tears he helped me every Saturday with my wheel chair and getting me in and out of church and back in my truck.We would always talk on Saturday and he would tell me about what ever he was working on.I talked to him on the phone a couple of weeks ago and he said he would see me in a couple of weeks. He was a great guy and he will be missed……….