James N. Wareham

September 10, 1938 ‒ May 26, 2016

Fredericktown, Ohio

James N. Wareham, age 77, of Fredericktown, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon. He was born on September 10, 1938 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the son of Dr. Maurice “Morri” and Rebecca (Naylor) Wareham. Jim earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy from the University of California Los Angeles and a Bachelor Degree from the Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park, New York.

James had served as the Director of Respiratory Care for hospitals in Toledo, Kettering and Mansfield and retired in 2006 as a respiratory therapist for Knox Community Hospital. He was a member of the National Board for Respiratory Care and also served on the Ohio Respiratory Care Board. In his spare time, Jim studied ancestry and genealogy and was an avid fan of The Ohio State University Buckeyes football team. He was also a member of Mount Zion Lodge #9 F&AM.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda (Fisk) Wareham, a son, John M. (Jenny) Wareham III of Canoga Park, California and a granddaughter, Gibson Grace Wareham.

Besides his parents, Jim was preceded in death by a brother, John M. Wareham and an infant sister.

Friends may call on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. where a Masonic service will begin at 2 p.m. Following a Masonic service there will be a Celebration of Life service with Rev. Chris Kinner officiating. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kindred Hospice or the charity of one’s choice.

To share a memory or leave the family a condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of James N. Wareham.

  • Jim, the other day I read this statement and it reminded me of all the people that we touch in our lives: “Remember, there is no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” ~ Scott Adams

    I consider my life blessed and enriched because of knowing you , Linda and John. You will be missed dear Brother. I so enjoyed our many talks about The Buckeyes, scouting, cooking, your family stories that you told so well, and your sincere love of family, the outdoors and dogs.

    I will never forget the night that you brought John and Thor Sage to Jennifer and Sharon’s ‘All Girl’ Birthday Party January 1984. When I answered the door there stood the two fifteen year old boys totally decked out as girls! “Hello, we’re here for the birthday party.” And, there you stood behind them… grinning ear-to-ear enjoying the total shocked look on my face. I love and adore your family so very much. God’s blessings, prayers and hugs. Kathy

    P.S. Say, “Hello, to Don for me.”

  • So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. May he rest in peace. My heart aches for you.

  • Linda-So sorry to hear about Jim passing. He was an awesome friend, co-worker, boss, and all around great man. He taught me many things throughout the years and was always there for me. I feel definitely blessed to have known Jim and shared many laughs with him. Dan and I remember our long talks with Jim and all the knowledge he shared. I am sure he will have many jewels in his crown. Please call if you ever need anything. May the Lord bless you with comfort. We love you!

    Dan and Cam Woods