Norwalk Reflector: James H. Foreman

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James H. Foreman

• Updated Apr 28, 2019 at 6:21 PM

CLYDE — James H. Foreman, 94, died at his home, on Friday, .

Mr. Foreman was born in Cleveland on Aug. 30, 1924 to the now deceased Claud H. and Blanche (Pittenger) Foreman.

He was a member of the 1945 graduating class of Margaretta High School.

He retired from the Ford Motor Company in Sandusky.

On June 17, 1950, he married Eileen Evans. She preceded him in death on February 5, 2015.

Surviving are their children, Jane (Larry) Towne of Fredericksburg VA; James H. II (Ann) Foreman and Joella (Donnie) Van Winkle all of Vickery. Nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, John "Jack" Foreman and Wendell Foreman.

Jim was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Clyde. He enjoyed traveling and camping. He was an avid euchre and pinochle player.

Jim was a devoted husband and father, grandfather and great grandfather. He cared for his wife through the early stages of Alzheimer’s, until she passed away in 2015. He devoted much of his life to the masonic fraternities, loved camping in his airstream, traveling with dear friends and chocolate.

His membership, honors and awards included: Knight of the York Cross of Honour (1955) Past Prior (1981) of Ohio Priory No. 18 and Registrar/Treasurer from 1971-2007; Past Master Clyde Monticello Lodge 244; Past High Priest Clyde Chapter 90. RAM, Past District Deputy Grand High Priest; Past Illustrious Master Bellevue Council 82 R&S Masons of Ohio; Past Commander and Prelate for many years Fremont Commandry 57, Knights Templar; Distinguished Service Award from Grand Chapter, Grand Council and Grand Commandry; PGTC North Central Forest 179, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Past Excellent Chief Emerald Council Knight Masons of Ireland; Past Sovereign Master Firelands Council 94 Allied Masonic Degrees, Red Branch of Erie; St Benedict Conclave Red Cross of Constantine; Prince of Peace Tabernacle #X Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priest; Life Member Valley of Toledo Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Toledo; Toledo York Rite College #7; Past Patron Clyde Chapter # 73 now Tiffin Chapter #189 numerous times and Past Grand Page of the Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star 1999; Order of the Purple Cross, York Rite Sovereign College 1975; Honorary member of many other Masonic Bodies; member of many other invitational bodies.

Friends may call from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde, where an Eastern Star service will begin at 6:45 p.m. and a Masonic service at 7 p.m. The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday also at the funeral home. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Masonic Home or the Eastern Star Home.

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