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Official Obituary of

James Edward Schonover

October 29, 1935 ~ March 12, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

James Schonover Obituary

James Edward Schonover, 88, passed away March 12, 2024. Born in Akron, where he lived most of his life before moving to Stow.

Jim graduated from Garfield High School and the University of Akron. He retired from the City of Akron Health Department as a Senior Accountant. He was a longtime member of the Arlington Memorial Baptist Church and attended Community Church of Portage Lakes. Jim volunteered with the University of Akron for 20 years, running Porky’s Place and mentoring incoming freshmen football players. He has an awards in his name at the university, which recognizes the athletic team with the highest GPA.

Jim had many good memories of vacationing with the Pleasant Hill Gang, annual family reunions on the Fourth of July, and family fishing trips to Canada.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Byron and Iona Schonover; brothers, Bill and Bob Schonover.

Jim is survived by his wife of 68 years, Sandra; daughter, Cindy (Ken) Williams, Robyn (Bob) Schueller; son, Jim (Vicki) Schonover, Jr.; sister in law, Maryellen Schonover; grandchildren, Joey (Julie), Jonathan, Elizabeth (Corey), Kristen, Hannah, Jacob (Katie); five great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2024 at the Donovan Funeral Home, 17 Southwest Ave. (On the Historic Tallmadge Circle).

Memorial service will follow visitation at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Mike Rybka officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Community Church, 3260 Cormany Rd., Coventry Twp, OH 44319

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March 16, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Donovan Funeral Home - Tallmadge
17 Southwest Ave.
Tallmadge, OH 44278

Memorial Service
March 16, 2024

11:00 AM
Donovan Funeral Home - Tallmadge
17 Southwest Ave.
Tallmadge, OH 44278


Community Church of Portage Lakes
3260 Cormany Road, Coventry Twp OH 44319


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