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James C. Drockton

February 3, 1928 — September 6, 2019

Funeral Date September 10, 2019

Visitation, Monday, September 9, from 4 – 8 P.M.

at our Bainbridge Twp. (Chagrin Falls) location

JAMES C. DROCKTON, age 91, of Chesterland, OH passed away September 6, 2019.  Beloved husband of Dorothy (nee Smilnak) for 67 years; dear father of Dottie, Jim (Mary Beth), Kathy (Dan) Kimar, Tom (Libbey), Dave (Jackie), Mike (Barb), Don (Leslie) and Carolyn (David) Kennedy; loving and caring grandfather of 29 and great grandfather of 12;  brother of the late Paul (Cindy).  Veteran, U.S. Army, Korean Conflict. Jim was born on February 3, 1928 in Cleveland, OH to the late Anthony and Helen Drockton.  Over his lifetime, Jim was a 4th degree Knight of Columbus, a parish council member, Holy Name Society president and on the education commission at St. Anselm.  He was active in the Boy Scouts, loved gardening with his wife, and coaching his kids’ sports. Jim retired from Inland Steel and was founder of RCI Enterprises. He was a passionate advocate of many civic issues.   Friends received at the ST. JOHN FUNERAL HOME, 16381 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (RT 306), CHAGRIN FALLS, 44023 (2.5 MILES NORTH OF RT. 422), MONDAY FROM  4 – 8 P.M.  followed by Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, September 10 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Helen Church, Newbury. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH)  Interment All Souls Cemetery, Chardon.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Jim’s name to St. Helen Building Fund or  EWTN.
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