James Earl DeJane

December 19, 1938July 10, 2018

James E. DeJane, aka “Jim,” age 79, passed on July 10, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Canton, Ohio. He was born on December 19, 1938 in Salem, Ohio.

Jim was a self-made man, spending most of his life on Lake Cable in Canton, Ohio. Nothing was more important to him than his family and friends. Anyone who ever met Jim, gravitated toward his infections passion for activities; skiing, fishing, boating on the lake, partying, fixing things, and philanthropy.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elodie DeJane and daughter, Shari DeJane. Jim is survived by his sister, Pagan Platt, son, Steve DeJane, and dog, Giddeon. He will be missed by all who loved him and looked to him as a father figure, a brother, and a friend.

A special thank you to Annette, Dr. Khan, and the entire ICU team at Mercy Medical Center for their wonderful care and compassion. There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 4 to 11ish at Lake Cable Club House.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stark County Humane Society.

“Carry On.”


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, September 8, 2018

James Earl DeJane

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Carrie Bycura

July 16, 2018

One of the last talks we had and words from Jim to live by...."this life is not a rehearsal, so you'd better start living it...I will certainly miss his words of wisdom....

Michele Oren

July 14, 2018

Jim was a wonderful person who will be remembered with a smile and tear by all that knew him. He was a great friend to Dad, then Mom, then me and our family. We felt he was part of our family. We will miss him so. Sending prayers to all his family.