OBITUARY

James F Shamel

March 7, 1934October 25, 2018

James “Jim” F. Shamel, 84, of Coshocton went home to live eternally with his Heavenly Father on Thursday, October 25, 2018. His family celebrates the fact that he is reunited with his wife of 59 years, Charlene J. (Stein) Shamel, and in the company of many loved ones gone before.

Jim was born on March 7, 1934 to the late Clarence E. and Jean (Cross) Shamel in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Jim was a 1952 graduate of Gnadenhutten High School and graduated in 1956 from Muskingum College with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and Biology. He started his career as a teacher and coach at Baltic High School. On September 14, 1957 he married Charlene J. Stein, daughter of the late Earl C. Stein, and Alta M. (Reidenbach) Stein. After a period of time in the armed service reserves he continued on to teach and coach at Rushville High School. In 1960 Jim was named the head basketball coach at Newcomerstown and in 1963 guided the Trojan baseball team. In 1964, Jim joined the Coshocton High School system as a teacher and began coaching reserve basketball under Bill Bowman. He was named head baseball coach in 1967. In 1970 he retired from the basketball program to devote more time to his family, and take up officiating in the three major sports. He led the CHS baseball team as head coach for the next seventeen years. Coach Shamel’s teams were 306-203 with one State AA Championship (1978), two Cardinal Conference titles (1970 and 1977), five Sectional Championships, two District Championships, one Regional title and various runner-up standings. In the Spring of 1985, he hit a coaching milestone by recording his 300th victory in the CHS baseball program. Jim spent several decades teaching Physical Education at the elementary level during this time period. In the summer months he held various positions in the community such as City Little League Supervisor and Lake Park Swimming facility Manager. Jim retired from teaching and coaching in 1985. He continued to substitute teach and administer the testing program at Coshocton City Schools for many years. In February 1990 Jim was honored by his peers, and was inducted into the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches’ Association Hall of Fame. Jim was a member of Grace United Methodist Church where he was recently recognized as a 50+ year member. He served the church in various capacities, including many years as a Lay Minister. He enjoyed singing at various venues, including the annual Lion’s Club minstrel. Above all else, Jim (Coach) Shamel was honored to have the opportunity to serve his community, and share the love with other’s that he experienced through his relationship with Christ the Lord. If he ever told you he loved you, he truly did. If he didn’t have the opportunity to say he loved you, well; he did! Jim is survived by two daughters, Shelley L. (Shamel) Hulet and Laura J. (Shamel) Reiss, and one son, James (Jamie) E. Shamel, eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one brother Richard Shamel, and two brothers-in-law, Kenny (Sue) Stein and Terry (Elaine) Stein. He is preceded in death by his wife, Charlene (Stein) Shamel, his parents, his mother and father in-law, two brothers Chester and Bruce Shamel, one sister Ruth (Shamel) Hamic, and one brother-in-law Donald Stein. Per the family’s request, the remains of Jim and Charlene Shamel will be laid to rest at a private graveside memorial on November 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM, Gnadenhutten Cemetery, Gnadenhutten, Ohio. If there are family members we have not been able to reach that wish to attend, please accept the invitation to do so.

Memorial contributions may be sent in “Coach’s” honor to the “Elementary Physical Education Program” at Coshocton City Schools, 1207 Cambridge Road, Coshocton, Ohio 43812.

Condolences for the family may be expressed c/o Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home or their online memorial at ww.given-dawson-paisleyfh.com.

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REMEMBERING

James F Shamel

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Anthony Cognion

November 7, 2018

I knew his son Jamie. I went to school with his son. His son is very bright. James was known to all as a good person.

Don Desender, Jr.

November 4, 2018

Mr. Shamel was a big part of my childhood and schooling and he will be sorely missed. It was a pleasure to play on his baseball teams and I learned so much from him over the years. My sympathies to the family. May God wrap His loving arms around you and comfort you during this difficult time.

Don Desender, Jr.

Misty Franklin

November 4, 2018

I remember having mr shamel as a gym teacher he was my favorite teacher of all. And i would see him at times in walmart and i would say hi to him. He was the nicest guy u could ever meet. Gone but not forgotten rest in piece mr shamel. Till we meet again. U r in good hands with the lord savior.

Heather Bruening

November 4, 2018

I always looked forward to Mr.Shamel’s gym class at Washington. Class was incredibly fun because he made it fun. Coach was always smiling and encouraging to all of us. He gave me my nickname Brue in elementary, which is what I subsequently had lettered on the back of my Coshocton Redskins sweatshirts and jerseys as a kid. It was always great to run in to him throughout the years. My condolences to his family.

Smith Smith (Darding)

November 3, 2018

My prayers to his family. I had hated gym till I had coach for a gym teacher. He always had a smile and a very understanding additude. He had a way of always making all us us feel we were someone special and a very sharp mind. He could remember our names from years ago and which made me feel special in his eyes. Not many people like him around anymore! Fly high coach!

Richard Lillibridge

November 3, 2018

So sad to hear.😪 Rest in Heaven Coach. My prayers go out to the family. My favorite memory of Coach was when we we won the 1978 State AA H.S. Baseball Championship and how proud he was. At the first practice that year Coach told us that we are a family and so we called him Dad. Laura, Shelley & Jamie you Dad showed me what is important in life and that is FAMILY.

Kim Deshong

November 3, 2018

I had Mr. Shamel as a gym teacher in elementary school and he always made me smile. I came from a not so good home and was very quiet and shy. I was sort of afraid of adults and Mr. Shamel always was patient and kind to me. Even as a adult when I would see him he would still remember my name and that meant alot to me. We need more teachers like him. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Mr. Shamel

Teresa & Roger Young

November 3, 2018

Carol Dumfee

November 2, 2018

I am saddened to hear of Mr.Shamel's passing but in my heart I know he is in the glory of his Savior. It seems I've known him all my l ife as we went to church at Grace Church and of course from school. I don't think I can remember a time that he did not have a smile on his face and a kind word. I know you will miss him but how Blessed you were to have had him in your lives . Carol Dunfee

Cheyenne Polen

November 2, 2018

He was such a wonderful man and always made me smile I’m so glad I had the honor of getting to know him. He will truly be miss. I’m so sorry for your loss