James M. Brundage
February 27, 1939 ‒ June 08, 2021
A true soldier of the cross, Jim made sure to put Christ first in all that he did. The Lord called Jim to enter His presence June 8, 2021 from Mansfield Memorial Homes. He was 82.
James M. Brundage was born in Norwalk, Ohio on February 27, 1939 to Leonard and Geraldine Brundage. He is survived by his brother Rick (Susan), their children Noelle (Jim) and Nathan and two granddaughters; sister Elaine (Ken) Price and their family. He has a great grandson who is a special gift from God.
Jim was a loving husband to Eva Mae (they had planned on celebrating their 61st wedding anniversary on June 25) and a father and spiritual leader in his home to Bethany (Dave)(deceased in 2012), Amy (David), Jerry and Katelynn (Max). Cousins Daron Boyce in Cleveland and Darlene Wells in Manchester, New York; in-laws Lois Konves, Antha (Dennis) Reidl and Maurine Teeter. God has blessed us with such a great family with numerous nieces and nephews and we look forward to celebrating together. They all have their tickets for heaven! “Our hope is in the Lord!”
He was preceded in death by his parents and Letha Brundage; grandmother Mrs. Bertha Messenger; aunt and uncle, Donald and Gwynetta Boyce and Richard Wells. Eva Mae had eight siblings until the last three years when her brothers Glenn, Jack, Clyde, Roy Teeter; sisters Alice Witzky and Twila Alger; sister-in-law Grace Teeter; brothers-in-law Russell Konves, Rich Alger and Donald Enzor.
Jim began his career by teaching at Madison Schools in the junior high. He went on to further his education at Ohio State and received his master’s degree plus 15 hours which was the criteria back then. He loved to learn and continued adding to his schooling through the years. He wanted his students to respect and study the English language with diligence. Upon graduation from Ohio State, he received his degree in speech and language pathology. He chaired many organizations including Speech and Language Therapy. He tried to make a difference in the lives of many individuals. His community was important to him.
This became his career where he taught many children the mode of speech therapy or other activities dealing with this profession. Many personnel in schools knew who children were asking for when they would say, “Is Mr. B. in today?” Jim also taught Bible classes for years and was a leader in the church. He enjoyed singing with the Fun Center Chordsmen for several years.
A private graveside will be held for the family Monday, June 14, 2021 in Lexington Cemetery. After which a Celebration of Life in Christ will be held beginning at 12 pm in Cornerstone Grace Brethren Church (1905 N. Lexington Springmill Rd.) Contributions in Jim‘s memory may be made to Cornerstone Grace Brethren Church or Mansfield Christian School. Please bring or send contributions to the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Jim’s family and encourage you to share a memory and watch his tribute video at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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