JAMES MICHAEL MACKEY, age 67, passed away Wednesday morning at his home in Bainbridge Township surrounded by family. He was an inspiration to his wife, Laura (nee Andonian); son, James (Lisa); son, Ryan (Colleen); son, Michael (Dana); and daughter, Kara (Adam) Hermsen. He is also survived by his greatest achievement, a boisterous house of 11 grandchildren: Jackson, Samantha, Collin, Ryan, Ella, Kate, Alma, Alice, Greta, Mackey, and Frankie. The world lost a guiding light of goodness and faith, a committed servant to his community, and a model father and husband. Those who knew him did not need to know him well to be moved by his infectious humor and welcoming spirit. James was an ambassador and leader in any community he was a part of: a graduate of John Carroll University (1971), who later was the alumni president and recipient of the alumni medal (2011); a member of St. Joan of Arc Parish in Chagrin Falls, who later became president of parish council and chairman of the building campaign. Jim was also, a trustee of the Center for Mental Retardation, National Hemophilia Foundation, and Leadership Geauga County. He was an accomplished and devoted attorney for 45 years. Most recently, he was partner at Walter Haverfield. James died the luckiest man in the world, and it was never more evident than when he was surrounded by the love, laughter and friendship that overflowed from their home in Lake Lucerne when all the family was together. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in memory of Jim to the Sarcoma Foundation of America, www.curesarcoma.org/donate/. Funeral Mass Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Church, 496 E. Washington St., Chagrin Falls. (PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH.) Interment Private. The family will receive friends at the SCHULTE & MAHON-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 5252 MAYFIELD RD., LYNDHURST (BETWEEN RICHMOND AND BRAINARD) MONDAY 3-7 P.M.
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All of our funeral home locations offer complete services for traditional funerals, funerals followed by cremation, graveside services, shipping arrangements and direct cremations with memorial services.
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