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James R. Patsey Obituary


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“Jim Patsey was a funny, insightful, and caring man. We stayed in touch after he retired, and I always enjoyed our conversations. I am honored to...Read More »
1 of 51 | Posted by: Brook Pauquette

“I am very sorry for your loss. I new the patsey family years ago and am very sad to hear this. My prayers are with you Sean ”
2 of 51 | Posted by: Cara matko

“John Butera of New Waterford, Ohio May you rest in peace Jim. The fight is over....the battle won. ”
3 of 51 | Posted by: john butera

“JUST WANTED TO LET YOU ALL KNOW YOU ARE NOT ALONE AT THIS TIME OF SORROW. MY PRAYERS DO GO OUT TO ALL OF YOU. ”
4 of 51 | Posted by: DIANE MORRIS - SUNBURY, OH - NONE

“I was blessed to know the Patsey family when they lived in Lisbon and attended the Lisbon First United Methodist Church. Jim's peaceful nature and...Read More »
5 of 51 | Posted by: Cathie DeFazio of Lisbon OH

“Jim Patsey was a man of deep compassion and integrity. He will be deeply missed by those who loved him and knew him. Love and light to all of his...Read More »
6 of 51 | Posted by: Sonja Coble

“Honesty, integrity, kindness, thoughtfulness, forgiveness, concern for others, upbeat, thorough, an asset to the community.............Just some of...Read More »
7 of 51 | Posted by: Tom Lydy

“To the Patsey family. I am saddened to learn of Mr. Patsey's death. He was a wonderful coach to many of the boys in Lisbon, including my sons. He...Read More »
8 of 51 | Posted by: Nancy Geho

“To the Patsey Family and Jane Eddy: I would like to send out my condolences to you for your loss. I will pray for you and Jim. I was fortunate to be...Read More »
9 of 51 | Posted by: Tony Mollica

“Very sorry and best wishes to the Patsey family. All respect, Fechuch Family ”
10 of 51 | Posted by: P. S. Fechuch

“To the Patsey Family and Jane Eddy: My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mr. Patsey will be missed by many. He left a lasting impact on the...Read More »
11 of 51 | Posted by: Leanna Vinson

“Dear Patsey family and friends,I am so saddened to hear of Jim's passing and wish to extend my heartfelt sympathy & prayers to you. As my fellow...Read More »
12 of 51 | Posted by: Peggy Powell Katona

“The Patsey Family - My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless and comfort you during this time. I have wonderful memories of Jim. 1st as...Read More »
13 of 51 | Posted by: Rick May

“The Patsey Family - Our thoughts and prayers go out to all Jim's family and friends at this very difficult time. I had the pleasure to work under Mr....Read More »
14 of 51 | Posted by: Kim Chadwell

“Our sincerest sympathy goes out to Sean and all of Jim's family. I worked with Jim at Union Local and he brought such life and enthusiasm to...Read More »
15 of 51 | Posted by: Marsha and Paul Montenery

“Mr. patsy was a good friend our prayers go out to family ”
16 of 51 | Posted by: David & Sandy Williams

“Mr.Patsey was the best Gym teacher I had ever had. It was my 6-7th grade years in Lisbon Schools. He was one of the nicest people I had ever met,...Read More »
17 of 51 | Posted by: Kathy Rogers Holcomb

“I am so sorry to hear of Jim's death. I graduated in 1967 with Arlene Patsey. My brother, Keith, graduated in 1968 with Jim. ”
18 of 51 | Posted by: Karen Shockey Kresovsky

“i was extremely sadden to read of James Patsey's death in the Morning Journal. Jim and my late husband, Vern, worked together for many years at...Read More »
19 of 51 | Posted by: susan graubner

“Although Jim and I had only been friends for about 12 years, it seemed as a lifetime. He was someone I will never forget, and my time and memories of...Read More »
20 of 51 | Posted by: Dave Khoury

“Mr. Patsey was a great person to work with and I am very sorry for your loss. Respectfully yours, Norman R. Dria. ”
21 of 51 | Posted by: Norman R. Dria - Sullivan, OH

“Just to let you know how much Mr. Patsey meant to all of us a Coolville School. I will always treasure the moments spent looking out our back...Read More »
22 of 51 | Posted by: Sharon Phillips

“My thoughts and prayers are with you, Sean. I was the principal at Lincoln Middle School when J.J. died. Jim and I worked together at Beaver Local...Read More »
23 of 51 | Posted by: Jeff Richardson

“Jim had a heart for the children and education. He was a fun and caring person and leaves a legacy to those whose lives he touched. Prayers for the...Read More »
24 of 51 | Posted by: Diane Smart

“I have wonderful memories of Mr Patsy, he was my Jr Hi gym teacher, my Hi School drivers ed teacher. He always had a smile on his face and positive...Read More »
25 of 51 | Posted by: Marcy Peterson Carman

“Dear Patsey family, We are sorry for the loss of Jim. He attended our church and we became friends. We really missed him when he moved away from...Read More »
26 of 51 | Posted by: Earl and Betty Coen

“Jim was a good man, a man of integrity. During my year when I worked with him at Coolville, he became a friend as well as a leader. My thoughts and...Read More »
27 of 51 | Posted by: John Aylesworth

“Dear Patsey Family: I'm sorry to hear about Mr. Patsey. I worked at Coolville Elementary during his time at Federal Hocking and he left a mark...Read More »
28 of 51 | Posted by: Susan Aylesworth

“My sympathies to the family of Mr. Patsey. He was the superintendent who hired me for my very first school counseling job at Black River Local...Read More »
29 of 51 | Posted by: Lu Ann L. Stefaniuk - Ashland, OH

“Mr. Patsey was my Superintendent at Black River. He was a wonderful administrator who took the time to get to know all of his employees. That is a...Read More »
30 of 51 | Posted by: Kathleen Johnson - West Salem, OH

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Jim Patsey family and friends during this difficult time.Danny and Pat Hall ”
31 of 51 | Posted by: Danny and Pat Hall

“Mr. Patsey was very competitive. As the best friend of Sean, I spent many days witnessing his competitive spirit first hand. One day during Sean and...Read More »
32 of 51 | Posted by: Anthony Altomare - Lisbon, OH

“I am sad to hear of Mr Patsey's passing. He was my gym teacher in Lisbon early in his career. Looking back now as an adult, it's clear he was doing...Read More »
33 of 51 | Posted by: Cindy Wilson - Indianapolis, IN

“My deepest sympathy goes out to Jim Patsey's family at this very difficult time. I taught at Coolville Elementary and was honored to have worked for...Read More »
34 of 51 | Posted by: Pat Carbone

“So sorry to hear of coach Patsey's passing. I have many fond memories of cross country in Lisbon with him as our coach. DAHS class of 1981. ”
35 of 51 | Posted by: Bill Everett

“Although Jim and I had only been friends for about 12 years, it seemed as a lifetime. He was someone I will never forget, and my time and memories of...Read More »
36 of 51 | Posted by: Dave Khoury

“Jim Patsey was not only my cross country coach and teacher, he was a near and dear friend. i have many memories of jim, all of them good. i am a...Read More »
37 of 51 | Posted by: p.j. crosser

“He will be missed, He was a really good Superintendent. Prayers goes out to the family at this difficult time. ”
38 of 51 | Posted by: Rebeka Anderson

“My prayers are with you at this difficult time. I worked for Mr. Patsey as his secretary at Coolville Elementary School. He was a wonderful person to...Read More »
39 of 51 | Posted by: Janice Pullins

“My prayers are with you at this difficult time. I was honored to work with Mr. Patsey at Federal Hocking Local schools. I served with him as a...Read More »
40 of 51 | Posted by: Sonya White

“I am deeply saddened to hear of Mr. Patsey's passing. He was both Superintendent and Principal of Federal Hocking Local Schools where I met him. He...Read More »
41 of 51 | Posted by: Kathy Baca

“I am saddened deeply to hear of Jim's passing. I was a member of the first cross-country team he coached in Lisbon. Later I returned to teach in...Read More »
42 of 51 | Posted by: John M. Ullom

“R.I.P. Mr. Patsey. You will be deeply missed. ”
43 of 51 | Posted by: Murphy Family

“Mr. Patsey simultaneously served as my Principal and Superintendent at Federal Hocking Local Schools. His sense of humor, style, dignity and love...Read More »
44 of 51 | Posted by: Kit Stalnaker

“Mr. Patsey was my superintendent at Federal Hocking Schools. I was principal at Coolville Elementary. My sincere sympathy to his family and many...Read More »
45 of 51 | Posted by: Shirley Sayre

“I worked under Mr. Patsey for several years. He will be greatly missed, and I am very sad to hear of his unexpected passing. Thoughts and prayers for...Read More »
46 of 51 | Posted by: Charlene Richards

“My deepest sympathy...I have fond memories of him at many family functions. God Bless... ”
47 of 51 | Posted by: Dana (Orr) Furst - ponte vedra, FL

“Mr. Patsy was my superintendent at Federal Hocking. He was always very kind to my sister, Keri Brannon (Harris) and me, as well as supportive. He...Read More »
48 of 51 | Posted by: Kelsey Harris

“Sean Patsy, Sean I am so sorry to here about your Dad. I really got to know him will when he would come into the Rollerbowl to play pool. Our...Read More »
49 of 51 | Posted by: Jerry Shellman, Stewart Ohio.

“Sorry to hear . we had some good times together. ”
50 of 51 | Posted by: Leroy Guess - coolville , OH

“I haven't seen Jim since high school graduation, but I see by his obituary that he became a fine and admired educator. He was everything that we all...Read More »
51 of 51 | Posted by: Jane Aikins Kimpan - Beavercreek, OH


James R. Patsey, 62, of Brookfield, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Monday February 4, 2013 at his home. Mr. Patsey was born in Sharon, PA, on June 14, 1950, the son of Joseph and Josephine (Kollar) Patsey. Jim was an 1968 alumni of Brookfield High School and went on to graduate from Youngstown State University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. He furthered himself at Westminster College graduating in 1980 with a Master of Education Degree and had also completed courses at Kent State University as well as Ashland University. He was a deeply devoted and longtime educator to his beloved students beginning his carrier at Lisbon Local Schools in 1972. Mr. Patsey had began his career with several administrative positions for Beaver Local Schools, Urbana City Schools and had eventually became Superintendent serving Southern Local School, Union Local Schools, Black River Local Schools and lastly at Federal Hocking Local Schools before his retirement in 2011 with nearly thirty-nine years of dedication to the communities in which he worked. During his carrier he had also served as a coach for several athletic teams and had been active in many service organizations in various communities. In his leisure time he enjoyed running daily, was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers supporter, and had enjoyed golfing and had also worked as a starter at the Yankee Run Golf Course. He was a member of the Youngstown Road Runners Club and had also participated in seven marathons including the Boston Marathon twice of which he was very proud. He will be sadly missed by his son Sean M. Patsey of Brookfield; his mother Josephine Patsey of Masury; brother Larry J. Patsey of Masury; sister Arlene (James) Evans of Brookfield; niece and nephew Nicole and Rob Rainier of Brunswick, OH; his companion Jane Eddy of Athens, OH; and by a great-niece and great-nephew. Jim was preceded in death by his father on December 28, 2008 and by his son J.J. Patsey on November 7, 1989. Calling hours will be held Thursday February 7, 2013 from 4:00-7:00 PM at the Madasz Chapel of Lane Family Funeral Homes 6923 Warren-Sharon Road Brookfield, OH 44403. Funeral services will be held on Friday morning at the funeral home beginning at 10:00AM with the Rev. Joyce Lawson officiating. Burial will take place next to his son at Lisbon Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, the family suggests contributions to the J.J. Patsey Memorial Fund care of the Lisbon Alumni Association PO Box 421 Lisbon, Ohio 44432.