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James D. Story

James “Jim” D. Story, age 63, passed away on September 2, 2017 after a brief illness, surrounded by his loved ones.

He is survived by his beloved partner Ellen Bowes; loving father of Jason (Katie), Megan Somerville (Dennis), Bryan (Erica), Kristyn (Brian Grooms), Evan (Tiffany); grandfather of Avery and McKenna Story, and Bennett and Nora Somerville; brother of Carol Ann Story (David Parkinson), Peggy Giammarco (Paul); uncle of Kandy Parkinson, Paula Giammarco (Steve Philio), Patrick Giammarco (Joely).

He was preceded in death by his parents William and Bette Story and his wiley dog Max.

Jim was an owner, Vice President of Story Equipment and Sales. He was a volunteer at The Cleveland National Air Show and the Tall Ships Festival.  He was a former tutor for “Seeds of Literacy.”

Jim had lively sense of humor and loved people. He believed in living life to the fullest.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at St. Thomas More Church, 4170 N. Amber Drive, Brooklyn, Ohio at 10:30 AM on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

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#1 Comment By Stephen Kelly On September 3, 2017 @ 9:52 am

It is with a heavy heart that I learn of Jims passing…Jim was a friend.
The Clevland market has lost a true leader in the Hydronic Industry…Fair winds and following seas,

#2 Comment By Mike Oliver On September 3, 2017 @ 12:48 pm

Go in Peace my friend

#3 Comment By Jeff Allen On September 3, 2017 @ 8:44 pm

Jim my friend, those of us who have had the honor.the blessing and the privilege of sharing with you. A wonderful journey, which has been nothing short of amazing. Wish you peace and a well deserved rest, free of pain, free of stress, free of customer complaints. Carol has given me the honor of being “Head Goatroper” I promise to do my very best to be worthy of the position. Thank you for being a important part of my life. Till we meet again on the other side. Promise you’ll have a cold one wait’in for me when I get there. BFF

#4 Comment By Randy Smyth On September 5, 2017 @ 6:50 am

I am deeply sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed working with Jim. What a great man. Our prayers are with you and your family.

#5 Comment By Doug Oest On September 5, 2017 @ 8:04 am

Jim, you always brightened my day when you’d call and say “Hi Doug, this is Jim Story calling from sunny Cleveland Ohio!”. I will miss you my friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

#6 Comment By Barbara King On September 5, 2017 @ 8:06 am

With a heavy heart our thoughts and prayers go out to Jim’s family and community. He will be deeply missed. Jim was a true example of how we all would hope to be in life and business. Our hope is for peace as your family grieve his loss. I was honored to have seen you in February.

Barb King
US Boiler Company CSR

#7 Comment By Craig Maurer On September 5, 2017 @ 10:14 am

Our hydonics “fraternity” lost a long-time member this weekend. Jim was a business associate and friend to many of us. He will be remembered by all. I’ll meet you someday on the Higher Ground, Jim.

#8 Comment By Paula Pasquale On September 5, 2017 @ 12:18 pm

Carol, I’m so very sorry for the loss of your dear brother.
May he Rest In Peace. ????????

#9 Comment By Julie Montean Senchak On September 5, 2017 @ 12:35 pm

So sorry Carol. Your brother Jim sounds like the male version of you, which means the world lost one of the great ones!

#10 Comment By Mike Mazur On September 5, 2017 @ 1:21 pm

Sad to see a man like himself leave all too soon.

My condolences to the family. May he rest in peace.

#11 Comment By Diane Ullrich Hollo On September 5, 2017 @ 4:04 pm

Carol and Peggy, and families I’m very sorry for your loss. May Jim Rest In Peace ????

#12 Comment By Cameron Cobb On September 5, 2017 @ 4:50 pm

We are saddened to hear the news about Jim. All of us at Creatherm are thinking of you guys and wishing you
moments of peace and comfort as you remember a friend and colleague.

With deepest sympathy,


#13 Comment By Roberta On September 6, 2017 @ 9:27 pm

Reading the posts above just warms my heart…knowing that so many others were also enriched by Jim’s presence here on Earth. His sense of humor, like no other. His generosity, hard to match. His commitment to the task at hand, unwavering- even when he wasn’t getting paid. The Air Show will miss you. The Tall Ships will miss you. But above both of those, I will miss you, my friend! I’m truly blessed to have had a few moments of your time these past two weeks. See you again on the flip side!

*speaking of, you and Dave Foyer can once again swap those “creative” jokes w/ one another. Just don’t breath in the smoke!

#14 Comment By Betty Swoverland On September 6, 2017 @ 11:29 pm

So very, very sorry about Jim. I remember his keen sense of humor.
Condolences to Peggy and Carol and your families.

#15 Comment By Larry Mathews On September 9, 2017 @ 2:31 pm

We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jim’s family
and the entire staff of Story Equipment. Our entire staff at Lakeside Supply thought the world of Jim. Rest in peace Jim until we all meet again in the circle of God’s love.