James Everett Pape passed away on March 15, 2012 at his residence. Jim was born on March 21, 1943, in Parkersburg, W.Va., to the late Everett and Virginia (Barnhart) Pape Salser. He was preceded in death by his brother, John M. Pape, Sr.; and step-father, Nial Salser.
Jim was a graduate of Racine High School, Class of 1961, and attended the Rio Grande College. He was a Nuclear Missile Technician for the U.S. Navy, being honorably discharged in 1965. He was a member of the Feeney-Bennett American Legion Post; former mayor and councilmen for the village of Syracuse; former president of the Racine-Syracuse Sewer Board; active with the Soap Box Derby in Middleport; and coached softball for several years.
Jim is survived by his wife of 46 years, Judy Cozart Pape; daughters, Kristen Pape, London, Ohio, and Cheryl (Rob) Pape Exposito, Long Grove, IL; grandchildren, Seth (Katie) Bond and Hannah Bond; great-granddaughter, Aliyah Bond; brother-in-law, Jerry and Marilyn Dailey and sister-in-law, Patricia Pape; nephews, John M. Pape, Jr. and Allen Pape; niece Lisa Pape; and several good, caring, helpful friends.
The family would like to thank anyone who helped in any way during Jim’s many years’ battle with multiple cancers.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., on Monday, March 18, 2013 at the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home, Pomeroy, Ohio. There will be no services as per Jim’s request. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Meigs County Humane Society.
Military Honors will be presented at 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
An online registry is available at www.andersonmcdaniel.com