NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Funeral services will be on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at the Clemente Funeral Home in New Middletown for James E. Higgins, 90, who passed away Thursday, September 16, 2021 at home.
James was born June 28, 1931 in Austintown, Ohio, a son of Earl and Margaret (Bedham )Higgins.
He came to New Middletown in 1965 and was a pattern wood maker at Falcon Foundry in Lowellville, Ohio where he retired from after 39 years.
James was an Army Veteran and member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in New Middletown.
He enjoyed gardening and tending to flowers and helping his neighbors with anything they needed and going for walks. James was a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, New York Yankees, Dallas Cowboys and NASCAR. He also helped his wife with cooking and cleaning.
James married the former Mary Louise Goehring on May 25, 1957.
Besides his wife he leaves five children, Brenda Fabian of Richardson, Texas, Beverly (Douglas) Holliday of Leetonia, Ohio, Mark (Tracy) Higgins of Canfield, Ohio, Patricia (Donald) Brewer of Petersburg, Ohio and Ruth (Scott) Less of Columbiana, Ohio; two brothers, Donald Higgins of Brookfield, Ohio and Eugene (Zoe) Higgins of Kingwood, Texas; 12 grandchildren, Stephanie Fabian, Alyssa Fabian Barnes, Justin, Ryan and Amber Holliday, Shana and Hunter Higgins, Heather, Brandi (fiancé, Joseph Thompson), Chance Brewer, Maranda and Marissa Less and one great-grandchild, Mason O’Neil.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John and Robert Higgins and one sister, Sally Scocchera.
Friends may call on Tuesday, September 21, two hours before the service at the funeral home from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Material contributions can be made to MVI Hospice, 4891 Belmont Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44505 or the Hope Cancer Center, 835 South Western Run, Youngstown, Ohio 44514
Arrangements are being handled by the Clemente Funeral Homes. Visit www.clementefuneralhomes.com to send condolences.
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A television tribute will air Monday, September 20 at the following approximate times: 6:43 a.m. on WYTV, 9:32 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.