James Andrew Brittain

Born: 06/01/1972 Passed:

James Andrew Brittain, age 48, of Shaker Heights, Ohio, passed away on Friday, January 8th, 2021.  He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on June 1st, 1972, and graduated from Maple Heights High School in 1990.  He studied percussion at the Cleveland Music School Settlement and Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio.

James is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Cole and Beryl Keen; and paternal grandparents, Merton and Kathryn Brittain.

He is survived by his parents, Gary and Nancy Brittain of Randolph, Ohio; sister, Laura (Dan) Yount of Randolph, Ohio; nephews, Daniel Yount of Searcy, Arkansas, Adam Yount of Randolph, Ohio; uncles, Jack (Eileen) Brittain of Baltimore, Maryland, Brian (Connie) Brittain of Broadview Heights, Ohio; and girlfriend, Naomi Sears of Shaker Heights, Ohio.

Graveside services to be held Friday January 29th at 1:00 pm, at Randolph Hillside Cemetery 1635 Hartville Rd, Mogadore Oh 44260.


3 Tributes to James Andrew Brittain

  1. Donell Jones says:

    To the family my condolences Jane was a good person a good friend he will be Miss may the Lord bless the family and Naomi

  2. Paul Senick says:

    James was an amazing drummer and percussionist in two of my bands and believed in me and the songs I was writing. He had a pure soul and a kind heart in the years I knew him. I know he’s playing with the best musicians up there in heaven and am so happy he is now pain free.

  3. Chris Noga says:

    Mr. & Mrs. Brittain and Laura, I’m in shock. I have such great memories of your hospitality and tolerance during our weekly rehearsals in your living room for two years. Although I lost track of James over the years, please know my short time playing in North by Northwest with him was one of the best times of my life. He was an excellent drummer but an even better bandmate and friend. May he rest peacefully in the arms of the angels.

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