GIRARD, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – James Dennis Priester of Girard, Ohio, born May 28, 1951, passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2021.

He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl Bonney; son, John Priester; daughter, Ruth Young; daughter, Becky Kerns; stepdaughter, Suzy Haslett; stepson, Daniel Saydera; sister, Mary Sue Castillo; brother, Donald Priester; stepbrother, Melvin Currie, as well as several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his brother, David Priester.

James attended the Bethel Assemblies of God in Austintown.

He is a former officer of The Salvation Army.

Services for Mr. Priester will be held at a later future date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to, The Salvation Army online at:

Arrangements were handled by the Kelley-Cummins Funeral Home.

A television tribute will air Thursday, December 23 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.