GARRETTSVILLE, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – James Warren Synecky, age 71 of Garrettsville, Ohio, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Monday, June 7, 2021 at his home.
He was born on October 27, 1949 in Bedford, Ohio, the son of Barney George Synecky and Lillian Jones Wilson (Synecky).
He has lived in Garrettsville since 1980, formerly of Maple Heights, Ohio.
James worked as a self-employed truck driver for 35 years retiring in 2010.
James married Patricia Anne Swick on June 19, 1993 and she survives.
James served his country faithfully in the US Army during the Vietnam War from 1968-1971 as a Combat Engineer and an Expert M-16 Sharpshooter. Jim earned several medals for his courage shown during the Vietnam War.
He was a member of the Truckers Helping Hands Program in Ashtabula, Ohio for many years and the VFW.
James loved to tour and travel with his wife, restoring and fabricating old cars and motorcycles and racing go-carts.
He is preceded in death by his father and mother.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Patricia Anne Synecky of Garrettsville, Ohio; his four daughters, Missy Spoon (Chad) of Tifton, Georgia, Melanie Slack (Elliot) of Springhill, Tennessee, Diana Morris (Mike) of Mogadore, Ohio and Autumn Verity of Newton Falls, Ohio; his two sons, Michael Emerine (Debbie) of Champion, Ohio and Warren James Synecky of Akron, Ohio; his 20 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and his sister, Jean Wadle (Tim) of Brunswick, Ohio.
Per Jim’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no services.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that all donations please be made to the Warren Family Mission, 2671 Youngstown-Warren Road, Warren, OH 44484 in Jim’s name.
A celebration of Life will be held at a date to be determined.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, 8 East Broad Street, Newton Falls, OH 44444 (330)872-5440. Family and friends may send condolences, please visit us at www.jamesfuneralhomeinc.com.
A television tribute will air Thursday, June 10 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.