James M. Brundage

February 27, 1939 ‒ June 08, 2021

Mansfield, Ohio

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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  • Dear EvaMae and Family,
    We are sad to hear of your dear husband and fathers passing. We know our HOPE of heaven brings you peace —but our hearts still hurt during these hard parts of life. May you be comforted by all the memories you hold and know how blessed you were to call Jim yours.

  • My love and sympathies go to Amy and Eva Mae.
    Such a wonderful man that influenced so many for the cause of Christ. “Thank you for giving to the Lord “
    Our love and prayers are with you all.

  • As soon as I saw his pic I knew this man as my Junior high teacher at Madison. I remember him as a very good teacher and sweet and gentle man.

  • Dear Aunt Eva, Amy, Jerry and Katelynn,

    I love the beautiful words written in Uncle Jim’s honor. He was a mighty man for the Lord! He was so gentle and kind, incredibly smart and a wonderful teacher. A girl couldn’t ask for a better aunt and uncle. Thank you both for loving me and letting me spend so much time playing at your house growing up. ❤

    Love You,

  • Dear Eva Mae, Mom and I would like to offer our condolences on Jim’s passing. Our families go so far back beginning in the 1950s and the Marion Avenue Grace Brethren Church. We treasure you and will keep you in our prayers.
    With Love,
    Gladys and Cheri Gottfried

  • Eva Mae & family – special prayers and thoughts as you go through this time. May God ‘s peace that passes all understanding be a true source of comfort. Dan & Margie Swagerty

  • Eva Mae, Amy and family — Grieving is ahead for all of you, but I pray for all of you that soon you will be able to think of him as he is now, in the arms of Jesus, knowing no pain, no tears, no sadness…only joy. I love you and I’m asking God’s comfort to guide you as you grieve. Soon—

    Judy (Davis) Knoblock (cousin)

  • Mr. Brundage was my 7th grade English teacher at Madison Junior High school in 1965-66. I ran into him at Eastern Elementary school a few years ago and it was so nice to see him again! He was always smiling, a quiet and gentle man. My deepest sympathies to the family.
    Karen Enck Keck

  • My sympathies on the passing of the love of your life, Eva Mae, and your wonderful father, Amy. What a special man he was to all who knew him! Gentle & kind and his love for the Lord was always evident. Prayers and hugs to you and your family as you grieve the earthly loss. Heaven is rejoicing to have him💕🙏

  • Eva Mae and Family, My love and prayers in Jim”s going home to heaven. Easter 1965 yours was the first home I was in when Norma and Roger Shaull were married here in Mansfield. Barb and I were blessed with the friendship of your family. Hopefully Barb, Mike Mercurio and many others were there to greet Jim on his arrival. Blessing. Jim Rosser

  • What a wonderful man, a real gentleman. EVA you were so fortunate to have a good, caring, loving man. Jim was so kind, godly and sincere. He loved you so much. God bless you Eva and keep you safe in his arms. My sincere sympathy to you and your family.

  • I was also one of Mr Brundage’s students at Madison North many years ago. I remember him as a kind and caring teacher. Had ( in the last 4 years ) ran into him and he was the same as always. RIP Mr Brundage. Prayers for your families as they go through your loss.
    Marcia Mast

  • Dear Eva Mae,
    Bruce and I would like to send our condolences to you and your family. We have so many memories of those at the Marion Ave. Grace Brethren that helped shape our lives. Much Grace to you at this time.
    Bruce and Barbara Lauer

  • Eva Mae,
    Sending our sympathy and prayers for God’s overwhelming peace and presence during this difficult time. May you find joy in the sweet memories you shared together.

  • Rick & family,
    So sorry for your loss. We go way back to our childhood days when you lived across the street. After reading the names Boyce & Deeter I remembered my mom mentioning we were distantly related. I was in choir with you Rick. Good memories.
    The Gates Family

  • To Eva Mae and family,
    We extend to you our deepest sympathy at this time. May God surround you with his love and comfort. We have many fond memories at the Grace Brethren Church in Lexington. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

    Randy and Joan Hubler

  • Aunt Eva, Amy, Jerry & Katelynn,
    Our hearts are so heavy, yet thankful that Uncle Jim is finally Home. No more suffering, no more pain. I will remember Uncle Jim as a Godly, caring and loving person. He always gave of his time to help others. My name for him as a small child was Uncle Jimmy Boy. He gave me my first teddy bear that I adored. He later helped me get through Algebra & Geometry. He loved coaching a Bible quiz team I was on. We loved coming to your house as children and being at family gatherings with all of you. Uncle Jim was loved deeply by all the nieces and nephews and all of his family. He will be forever loved and missed!

    Judy Boggs & Family

  • Dear Eva Mae,
    We are remembering so many special times spent with your family. What a blessing!! You are in our prayers. God bless.
    Jan Ford and family

  • Eva Mae and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Jim was a wonderful, caring man. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Shari and Greg Shepherd & Family

  • My thoughts and prayers to Eva, and the family of Jim. He was a special and gracious man. I know he will be missed by all.

  • I send my deepest sympathies to Jim’s family.

    “Mr. B” and I worked together in the Mansfield City Schools for many years. When he came into my classroom to work with individual students, or small groups of students, every single student asked if it was his or her turn to work with “ Mr. B”. He was loved by all of the students and staff with whom he worked. He was a kind, caring, hard working individual who always gave 110% of himself in the schools!

    My sincere sympathy,
    Sandy Nye

  • Eva Mae and Family,
    We family extends our deepest sympathy to you at this time.

    With Love
    Chuck Davis and Family

  • Dear Eva, Amy, Jerry, and Katelynn,
    We are so sorry for your loss . We remember Jim as such a faithful husband and father. He was also very supportive in donating his time to help Eva with her Mansfield Christian School secretarial projects and duties. We know that the Parkinson’s journey has not been easy but rejoice that there is no more suffering. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

    Love and Prayers,
    Albert and Becky Roggio

  • So sorry to read of Jim’s passing…..We remember so fondly of the times of fellowship we enjoyed with your family when we lived in the area. May the Lord give you the strength that is needed through these times of sorrow. The knowledge that Jim is resting in the arms of Jesus give comfort to all. EvaMae and Amy you are in our prayers. May God bless you.

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