James D. DeLong, age 83, of Bellefontaine, Ohio passed away peacefully at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 16, 2019 at his home.
He was born in East Liberty, Ohio June 11, 1936, a son of the late Gerald and Mary (Horn) DeLong. He was also preceded in death by his in-laws, Bob and Martha Jackson; a sister and brother-in-law, Joanne and Thomas Marshall and a sister-in-law, Judy McCafferty.
On May 21, 1970, James married the former Maralyn Jackson, and she survives along with their son Todd (Holly) DeLong of Parma, Ohio; James’ three children, Scott (Sylvia) DeLong of Bel Air, Maryland, Shari McLaughlin and Karen (Chris) Bailey, both of Bellefontaine; seven grandchildren; one great granddaughter; two nieces, Julie (Tom) Whitehead and Jana (Rick) Core; a great niece, Anika Kean and dear friends, Jim and Tam VanNess.
James had worked for Siemen’s in Bellefontaine for twenty seven years and retired from Honda of Marysville following nearly twenty years of service. He enjoyed being an active docent at the Logan County History Center. He never met a stranger and appreciated the people he met and the many friends he made. He will be deeply missed.
Per James’ request, there will be no services.
The arrangements are in care of the staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Bellefontaine.