James Henry Wardle, 84 years of age, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday June 23, 2020. Born on January 11, 1936 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late James Henry and Ruth (Welsh) Wardle, Sr. James worked at Alcoa Aluminum in Cleveland for 42 years from where he retired in 1998. A resident of Mantua since 1973, he formerly lived in Shalersville. James enjoyed woodworking, riding four wheelers, motorcycles, watching sports on television. He also found pleasure crafting with his wife, and spending time with family, and helping others with whatever he could. He collected coins, model cars and model motorcycles. James had lots of tools and was always fixing stuff or working in the yard. He was a member of Calvary Free Will Baptist Church in Ravenna, looking forward to attending services when able. On October 1, 1956, he married his beloved wife Goldie Darlene (Cain) Wardle who survives at their home. Also surviving are his devoted children Darla (Dean) Spencer and Bryan Wardle of Mantua, and James (Carol) Wardle, Jr. of Shalersville; loving grandchildren Nick, Sami, Jimmy, Kyle, Jimmy, Bryan, Richard, and Damian, and many great-grandchildren. His dear siblings Ken Wardle, Shirley Silbaugh, Sharon (Tim) Burnsworth, Wilma Wardle, Bev Grubisa and Jack Dreistadt all of Pennsylvania also survive. He was preceded in death by his siblings Darrell Wardle and Wanda Walls. Calling hours will be Saturday June 27, 2020 at the Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service, 4668 Pioneer Trail at the corner of St. Rt. 44, Mantua, Ohio 44255 from 11:00 A.M.-12:00 Noon, where his funeral service will then begin at 12:00 Noon. Physical distancing will be observed, and facial coverings are recommended. Officiating will be Pastor Michael Martin. Final resting place will then follow at Riverside Cemetery, Shalersville Twp., Ohio.
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