James E. Hollinger, Sebring, Ohio

Gednetz-Ruzek & Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service

December 17, 2020

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SEBRING, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – James Edward Hollinger, 87, a resident of Shenango on the Green in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, was born February 7, 1933 to John and Gladys Leipper Hollinger in Salem, Ohio.

Survivors include wife, Martha McCormick Hollinger, whom he married July 3, 1955; two daughters, Jill (Rev. Jim) Mohr of New Wilmington, Pennsylvania and Dr. Sheila (Dr. David) Steer of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. There are four granddaughters, Angela (Daniel) Mohr Urban, Rev. Catherine (Rev. Will) Mohr Scott, Rachael Steer and Kendall Steer. Five great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Jacob Urban and Ellie, Margaret and Peter Scott.

Mr. Hollinger graduated from Goshen Union High School in 1951 and attended The Ohio State University before serving in the U.S. Army as a dental technician during a tour of duty in Korea from 1953 to 1955.

He owned Hollinger Masonry Construction Company until 1980. Following his retirement he was employed by Butler Township.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Salem, Ohio for many years serving as an elder, deacon and usher coordinator. He served as president and member of the Board of Directors of Sevakeen Country Club where he and his wife resided for 35 years. He is a former president and director of Tri-State Antique Automobile Club, Western Reserve Old Car Club and longtime member of Antique Automobile Club of America, having owned several antique and classic vehicles throughout the years. As a member of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association he owned his own plane for many years. He also was an active member of Goshen Grange for several years.

Private entombment at Highland Memorial Park will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. James Mohr, Chaplain at Westminster College, officiating.

No calling hours will be observed.

Arrangements handled by Gednetz-Ruzek & Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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