James Tyminski of Sagamore Hills, aka “Tymo”, age 76 was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He adored his wife, Linda R. (nee Glinka); loving father of Jennifer Peganoff (Steven), James T., Jr. (Christy), Allyson Liederbach ( John) and Michael (Alissa); cherished grandfather of nine, Johnny, Daniel, Alyssa, Elliott, Benjamin, Gray, James, III, Addyson and Everly.; brother of Diane Tarby-Rude (deceased) (Edward Rude); dear uncle to many.
James was a lifelong resident of Ohio and a passionate Ohio State fan. He passed away on Saturday, surrounded by his wife and four children, only a few short hours after watching his Ohio State Buckeyes beat Michigan one last time. A devoted family man, James traveled the city daily to be with his children and watch his grandchildren play sports and other activities.
Professionally, Mr. Tyminski was a long time claim professional with Allstate. After retiring from there, he became the chief court mediator for the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, in Cleveland. He served in that role for over a decade and was one of the most respected court-sponsored mediators in the state. He simply had a way with people- plaintiffs, plaintiffs’ counsel, defendants, defense counsel, claim professionals, anyone - that put them at ease and made resolutions happen.
As a young man, he was a three-sport athlete and an elected member of his high school athletics hall of fame. In his spare time, he also loved fishing and boating on Lake Erie. His family and loved ones adored him and he fit the mold of a man who “never met a stranger” as he was a friend to all.
In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions in his name are suggested to St. Jude Children Hospital P.O. Box 1893 Memphis, TN 38101. Friends may call at THE FERFOLIA FUNERAL HOME 356 W. AURORA RD. (OH. RTE. 82) SAGAMORE HILLS FOR VISITATION SUNDAY 1-7 P.M. Friends are invited to gather at St Barnabas Catholic Church 8451 Brandywine Rd. Northfield Ohio 44067 where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. (Please meet at Church).
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105