OBITUARY

James Arnold Begley

December 22, 1935August 8, 2020
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Jim passed away peacefully at home following a long battle with Leukemia and additional health issues. Born in Cincinnati, he spent most of his life in Dayton, Ohio before moving his company to Florida about 30 years ago. He has since enjoyed retirement in the Sunshine State. He was a proud graduate of the University of Dayton and served in the Navy Reserves. He was an advocate of higher education. A true entrepreneur, he started his business, Rubbercraft, in his garage in Dayton and built a successful rubber and plastic molding specialty company before relocating it to Orlando with the dedication of his Nephew, Greg Begley. Jim was an avid boater who piloted his boat on the Great Circle Trip. Many excursions, the most memorable being the World Cruise a 4 month trip, around the globe to many ports with his wife, Patty. He also enjoyed the art of card games, especially Blackjack. Jim is survived by his wife Patty Janssen and her daughter Kimberly Twiford, Sister Mary Haverstock and friend Sammy Samuelson, Brother Tom Begley and wife Bonnie. His daughter Gail Lachey her two children David Germann and Mary Beth and husband Jesse Roll, who have three daughters. His son, James Russell (Rusty) has three children Krista, Kaytlynn and Nick Begley. Many Nieces and Nephews, who he enjoyed visiting with their families. His kind heart, laughter and sparkling eyes will forever be missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to your favorite charity. A celebration of life service will be held for Jim in Venice, Florida near the anniversary of Jim’s passing. Services in Dayton, Ohio will start at 11:00 am Saturday September 19th at a Tobias Funeral Home 5471 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, OH 45429. He will be interred at Calvary Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio nearby his parents after service. Condolences may be posted at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/dayton-oh/james-begley

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Saturday, September 19, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, September 19, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, September 19, 2020

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Russ Begley

September 17, 2020

Dad always took me fishing, although he never really liked to fish himself.. For him it was a way to spend some quality time with his son without distractions.. I caught Grouper 30 miles off Venice in the Gulf of Mexico several times, Key West Shark fishing at night, Monster Snook on the grass flats of Sarasota..All where professionaly guided, was a real treat..Also Dad liked to fly. He rented a plane and instructor and I was taught to pilot a plane over Venice and the San Francisco bay area...I could go on for days of things he did for his son Rusty... But I am trying to hold composure and deal with loss of my good friend and padre, loved you dearly, deeply missed by the ones closest to you.. Rusty

Patty Begley Holley

September 2, 2020

Greg Begley

September 1, 2020

Greg Begley

August 29, 2020

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