James "Jim" Donald Sekas

Born: Thu., Jul. 20, 1933
Died: Tue., Aug. 20, 2013

Memorial Mass

10:30 AM Thu., Aug. 22, 2013
Location: Holy Angels Catholic Church

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JAMES "JIM" DONALD SEKAS, 80, of 736 Spruce Avenue, passed away at 1:25 AM Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Fair Haven County Home, where he had resided for the past week.  He was born on July 20, 1933 in Piqua, Ohio, the son of the late Nicholas and Frances (Birkenheuer) Sekas. 

On July 7, 1959 Jim was married to Gretchen A. Steinle, who survives him along with their two children; Robert Sekas of Sidney, and Elizabeth Bonnoront and husband Gregory of Sidney, two grandchildren; Andrew and Claire Bonnoront, and four siblings; Helen Eby and husband Phil of Miami, FL, Thomas Sekas of Sidney, Rose Ross and husband Larry of Covington, OH, and William Sekas of Sidney.  He was preceded in death by five sibings; Mary K. Schneider, Angie Sexauer, Anna Yount, Mary Margaret Michael and Michael Sekas.   

Mr. Sekas was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean Conflict.  He was retired from Lear Corporation where he worked as a Tow Motor Operator.  Jim was a member of the Sidney American Legion Post 217.  His life revolved around his family.  He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. 

Jim was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney, where a Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 10:30 AM, with Rev. Daniel Hess officiating.  His final resting place will be at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney.  Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Angels Catholic Church or Wilson Hospice in memory of James Donald Sekas.  Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Sekas family at our website, www.cromesfh.com

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Tammy Kapral
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
Prayers and sympathy to Michael families in the loss of your uncle.

Carolus Schneider
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
Jim was a longtime schooldays friend of our family in Piqua. A nicer person you would seldom want to meet. May God rest his soul and console his family.
Love and prayers. Carolus "Carol" Schneider - Kettering

Peggy (Holly) Brading
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
Sekas family,

My condolences to you all.
Jim was 2 yrs. ahead of me at Piqua Catholic High. When reading his obituary, I couldn't help but smile - remembering how much fun he was to be around - he made you laugh - you could not help but like Jim. Boy, could he jitterbug dance. I am truly sorry for his loss - people like him, when they leave us - the light seems to go out of the room.

Peggy (Holly) Brading

Ed Sauers
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
I'm sorry for your loss. We had a good time playing football together. He was always telling jokes. Sidney

Duane and Melody Goettemoeller
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
Please accept our sincerest sympathies on Jim's passing. All of you are in our prayers. Please let us know if we can help in any way.

Norman H Davidson
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
Gretchen, My sympathy for the loss of Jim. Please remember He has entered a better place. You and your family are in my prayers. Norman

Jack (Ruth) Baumann
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
Please accept our love and heart-felt condolences for you and your family's
loss. I feel priviledged to have known Jim for such a long time and the same
as well for you. Our visit get-together, a short time ago, seems now like it was ment to be .. I'm glad we got together .. Jim & you are 'super' friends!!
May the Good Lord above let Jim rest in peace with our parted families and
friends, and as well, give you and your family the strength to 'weather' your
loss thru.......... Loveya Jack / Ruth

Sharon (Rousseau) Hilgefort
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
Gretchen & family,
So sorry for your loss. God will get you thru this terrible loss. Just remember he is in a better place than we are.
God bless all of you.

Marcia Spoltman
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
You have my deepest sympathy for the loss of Jim. I know what you are going thru, takes time. I tell myself everyday that Wayne is in a better place than myself. Now Jim is there. Just had knee replacement, so sorry won't be able to make viewing.

Dave Ross
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
Jim was a good friend. I first knew him from the old Sinclair gas station on Wapak Road. We enjoyed many visits over the years. My thoughts are with his family.

Dave Zepernick
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
Gretchen, My sympathy for the loss of Jim. Please remember He has entered a better place. You and your family are in my prayers. Dave

V. Paul & Wilma Gahagan
   Posted Sat August 24, 2013
Gretchen,Robert and Beth, Sorry for your loss of Jim, he was one of my favorite people in Sidney. He was always so helpful to me and my family.

Gene Wheeler and Family
   Posted Sun August 25, 2013
Sorry for your loss. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.

Michele (Shelley) Lott
   Posted Tue August 27, 2013
Gretchen and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Just returned from Las Vegas and read Jim's obituary in the paper. May God bless all of you during this difficult time.

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