JAMES EDMUND NERPOUNI, age 75, passed away at his home in Chagrin Falls, surrounded by his family on Thursday, August 23, 2018. He was born on April 1, 1943 in Watertown, Massachusetts to Harry and Bridget Nerpouni of Armenia and Ireland. Elm Street sometimes led to school, often to work, occasionally to trouble and finally to paratrooper school. After an honorable discharge, he met and married his soulmate Kathy, had two sons and began a globetrotting career with Tremco, living in Iran, Greece, Germany, Bahrain and visiting enough countries in between to fill five passports. While often suspected by friends and family of being a CIA agent, these intuitions remain unproven to this day. Finally landing in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Jim wrapped up a twenty-plus year career with Tremco and BF Goodrich, earned an MBA from Case Western Reserve University without having attended college and started a series of entrepreneurial ventures, ultimately becoming known as Mr. Jim, owner of the Goddard School in Bainbridge and grey-haired mentor to more kids than you can count. In his spare time, he served as president of the Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce, chaired Friends of Court Appointed Special Advocates of Geauga County, wrote letters of gentle opinion to the Chagrin Valley Times and played an oddly competitive game of tennis three times a week. And he was an awesome grandfather. He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Kathy; sisters Joanne (Fred), Arlene (Gerry) and Kathy (Warren); sons, Aram (Tina) and Greg (Kimberly); granddaughters Olivia, Isabel and Everitt; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 at 10:30am at St. Joan of Arc Church. A luncheon to share tales and compare notes will follow immediately at St. Joan's. FAMILY WILL GREET FRIENDS FROM 4 P.M. - 7 P.M. ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 28th AT MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 95 S. FRANKLIN ST., CHAGRIN FALLS. Donations are suggested to www.hopeforkidsgeauga.org.
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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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