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David Nelson James

December 15, 1970 ~ December 25, 2023 (age 53) 53 Years Old

David James Obituary

David Nelson James, 53, of Avon Lake, Ohio died unexpectedly of a heart attack on December 25, 2023 at Parkview Regional Medical Center.

Earlier that Christmas day, he was celebrating with his family: fiancee Laurie Allisbaugh, son Carson James (age 10), daughter Ella James (age 8), stepdaughter Taiya Bradtmiller (age 19), and his dog Hershey. They were visiting family Rick & Cathy Allisbaugh at their home in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
He was born December 15th, 1970, in Welland, Ontario, Canada to the late Clifford Andrew James (Nov. 2022) and Suzanne Patricia (Behan) James (Nov. 1990).

He graduated from Westbrook High And Vocational School in 1988.
David grew up playing hockey, and later enjoyed NASCAR, baseball, and euchre. He worked in restoration for ServPro for two years and enjoyed taking on side projects to help neighbors and family. He was very skilled and an extremely hard worker and a great provider for his family.

The joy of his life was his family and he was their biggest cheerleader. He was also a wonderful brother, uncle, and friend. He had a heart of gold, always willing to help others, and was a big joker that could always make everyone laugh.

In addition to his family mentioned above, he is survived by son Austin James and daughter Rebecca James, as well as two sisters Tracy (husband Jack) Poulin and Erica James, his late brother (March 2023) Andrew James (wife Archilie), nieces and nephews Erica (Poulin), Ian (Poulin), Olivia (Poulin) and Travis Hotchkiss, Logan (James), and Emelia (James).

He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. “God would not make earthly ties so strong to break them in eternity.”

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