James A. Anderson

September 15, 1941June 3, 2014

JAMES ANDREW (SEKSAY) ANDERSON, most recently a resident at Rae Ann Suburban Nursing Facility in Westlake, passed away on June 3rd, 2014, at the facility that has been his home for the past several years. Jim was the eldest child of James and Eleanor (Humbert) Seksay and was born at their residence in the mining town of Colonial #3 adjacent to Grindstone, PA on Sept. 15th, 1941. His birth name was James Andrew Seksay, but as an adult he legally changed his surname to Anderson. Jim attended school in Carmichaels, PA and graduated from Cumberland Township High School in the Class of 1959 with honors. He was the co-captain of his high school basketball team and considered Most Likely to Succeed by his classmates. Jim always took his parents' emphasis on education as the key to success very much to heart. Jim moved to Cleveland, Ohio with his family in 1960. He worked for several years on the surveying teams of Lawyers Title Insurance Company before becoming disabled in 1977. He lived in Cleveland after his parents' passing until moving to Rae Ann for his senior years. Jim was a devout Roman Catholic all his life. Jim enjoyed science and greatly admired Albert Einstein. He also admired the presidents and generals who steered our nation through the Second World War. Jim often had a book on one of his favorite topics close by and was always eager to discuss them. Jim is survived by his three siblings: Janet Szymanski of Blackstone, MA, John Seksay and his partner Greg Brookbank, of Indianapolis, IN, and Edward Seksay and his spouse Patricia Dandrow of Cohasset, MA. He is also remembered by the surviving aunts from his extensive family, Mrs. Margaret Frank of Mentor, OH, Mrs. Carol Gerda, of Cleveland, OH, and Mrs. Shirley Kereszi of Aurora, CO. In addition there are many cousins in Cleveland and elsewhere, plus multiple nephews and nieces spread across the United States. Jim is preceded in death by his father, James Stephen "Hank" Seksay, and his mother, Eleanor Lorraine Humbert Seksay, both originally from Grindstone, PA, and lastly residents of Cleveland, OH. Visitation is scheduled with CORRIGAN-CRACIUN FUNERAL HOME at 14768 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, on FRIDAY JUNE 13th, 2014 from 6 PM to 8 PM. A funeral Mass at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, 13400 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, will occur at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 14th, 2014 with burial following in Holy Cross Cemetery at 14609 Brookpark Road in Brookpark, OH. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts in the name of James Anderson to St. Ignatius High School, 1911 West 25th St., Cleveland, OH 44113 which can be mailed or done online at


  • Visitation Friday, June 13, 2014
  • Visitation Friday, June 13, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 14, 2014

James A. Anderson

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Janice Sauers Arameish

June 20, 2014

Jim and I went to Crucible grade school and graduated together from high school. Often wondered what happened to him. Sorry to hear about him this way.

Denise Rooks

June 13, 2014

We are proud of Jim for his great interest in education and history. He truly appreciated the past and looked forward to the future. We are grateful he is at peace and reunited with his loving parents.

Love -- Denise & Chuck

June 13, 2014

Jim came from a caring and good family. Life did provide him with all that it could but he was always striving for education. I have nothing but good memories of Jim, John, Janet, and Eddie. My parents thought thd world of Hank and and Eleanor and talked warmly of them until their passing. Tom Doyle

June 9, 2014

As one that has cared for residents in a long term care facility may heart goes out to the family and friends, may you all find peace and comfort at this most difficult time and may the GOD of all comfort sustain you. I always respected and cared for these dear ones as I would my own family.
Sincerely J


June 9, 2014

May God continue to strengthen your family as the days, months and years goes by; God is near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.