James I. Cass

January 12, 1931 ‒ February 24, 2021

Galion, Ohio

James I. Cass, 90, of Galion passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

He was born January 12, 1931 in Galion and was the son of Ivan and Mary Cass. James is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dolores (Hartman) Cass whom he married on June 30, 1957.

He graduated from Galion High School in 1949 and proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. James was an owner/operator of James I. Cass Building Contractors and the third generation of his family to build custom homes. He built over 300 custom homes in the area.

James was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Galion. He was an avid golfer, traveling all over the United States playing golf and having seven holes in one. His family was very important to him.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Juliana (Matt) Petty of Ontario; sons, Bart (Lisa) Cass and Brad (Janice) Cass all of Galion; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and two sisters, Judy (Bob) Karnes and Bev Witter all of Galion.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson.

The family will have a private memorial service.

Full military honors will be conducted by the United States Air Force and the Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

Memorial contributions may be made to Galion Community Foundation – John Kevin Cass Scholarship Fund or First Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of James Cass, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

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  • To the Cass Family,
    Jim was a very warm and caring man. Jim could hit a mean golf ball. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Jim.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, May God surround you with His perfect comfort and peace 🙏. Sincerely, Doug & Robyn Wolfe

  • Sending sincere condolences to the entire Cass family. Jim was a big part of my childhood as a dear friend of my parents. It was truly an honor to grow up living in 2 homes built by Jim!
    You are in our thoughts-
    Nancy Myers- Applegarth

  • We shared many happy winter seasons of golf, dinners, and pleasant conversation in which all world problems were solved in Palm Spring, California. Heartfelt Sympathies to Doll and all the Cass Family from Bill and Grace Hehemann.

  • Dol and family, I’m so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. He was a very sweet man and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know-and help-him in my massage therapy practice in Crestline. Sending you warm thoughts and much love.

  • So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with Doll and the entire Cass family, for God to wrap you all in his loving, comforting arms. We always enjoyed working with Jim and the rest of the funeral dinner crew at First Lutheran Church. Sincerely Scott and Tammy Hart

  • To the Cass Family,
    We send you all our deepest sympathy and prayers for comfort at the loss of a very special man and a good neighbor who also built our home. Please know you are in our hearts as you face the days ahead. God Bless!

    Your neighbors and friends,
    Marsha and Glenn Cheesman

  • Brad, Janice & family,
    My heart goes out to you all as you grieve the loss of father/grandfather. I hope that memories of good times will soon bring loving smiles before sorrowful tears. Big hugs to you both, and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers ❤️

  • To Doll and the Cass family
    Our most sincere condolences on Jim’s passing. May God Bless You and bring you peace at this most difficult time
    Steve and Linda Kump

  • May God comfort you all at this time. You are in our prayers.
    I worked for Jim back in the 70’s and learned many things from him. I have many great memories from the 5 years I worked for him.
    God bless you all.

    Larry & Doris Black

  • I worked for the Cass family for 18 years and alway watch Jim around the shop love taking care of the yard and doing things around the shop Jim was a very kind man but if you did something wrong he would let you know . So very very sorry for your loss he will be missed ! All the Cass family was like family to me . May God take you into his arms and help you threw this hard time . RIP Jim
    Donna Baxter

  • Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Jim. Sara worked for Jim. Bart and Brad for several years until retired and moved to Apple Valley in 1994. . Have lots of fond memories working there in office. We now live in Florida. Prayers for all the family.

  • My sympathy to the Cass family. Hold on to the many good memories. I always admired your family and I also have many good memories of you all. Loved Jim’s smile.

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for our Lord to comfort and give you peace.
    Love to all,
    Don and Cindy (Flick) McCorkle
    Richard Flick

  • Doll, Julie, Bart, Brad,

    Julie and I are truly sorry for your loss. Jim was a gracious man with a twinkle in his eye! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Chuck and Julie Z.