James J. Toth

November 2, 1951 ~ April 10, 2022 (age 70)


James (Jim) Joseph Toth was born to Phyllis and Norman Toth on November 2nd, 1951. Little Brother to Michael and big brother to Jackie.

He spent his childhood playing sports, where baseball became a love of his life. James was a confirmed catholic taking the confirmation name James Joseph Thomas Toth. In 1968 he met Carol at a high school dance. Jim graduated from Benedictine High School in 1969 and went on to marry Carol in May of 1975.

In May of 1977 they welcomed their first-born son, James Eugene, into the world. Three years later the three of them moved into their forever home in Aurora. In November of 1982, on Jim's birthday, their second son: John (Jack) Norman was born.

Jim spent 43 years building his career at the telephone company; which he retired from, and was contracted back to continue working. While Jim's sons grew up he spent his time engaged either at Jimme's plays or coaching both kids' baseball teams.

The family took several trips to Niagara Falls, Canada where they vacationed in the summer. As Jim's sons went off to graduate college (James 2006 - Columbus College of Art & Design, Jack 2006 - The Ohio State University) he filled his time gardening and taking trips to Casinos.

Jim had 4 grandsons Ivan (15), Gene (14), Tyler (4), and Mason (1). His grandsons referred to him affectionately as "Papa Dude". When his grandsons started entering his life is when his love for Christmas went to a new level. Jim's home became a Christmas village with Christmas houses resting on custom built stands with trains and trolleys circling in front.

Jim passed away in his forever home on April 10th, 2022 with Carol by his side. He ("Dad", "Dear", "Pops", "Papa Dude") will be dearly missed by all that survive him.

Funeral Services will be held 11am, Thursday, April 21st at BROWN-FORWARD 17022 CHAGRIN BLVD., SHAKER HTS., OH 44120 WHERE  FRIENDS MAY CALL WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20TH FROM 4-7 PM.

Interment will follow the service at Evergreen Cemetery, Chagrin Falls, OH.

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April 20, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Brown-Forward Funeral Home
17022 Chagrin Blvd
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120

Funeral Service
April 21, 2022

11:00 AM
Brown-Forward Funeral Home
17022 Chagrin Blvd
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120

Interment following funeral service
April 21, 2022

Evergreen Cemetery

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