James E. Brunner

April 26, 1940June 27, 2013

BRUNNER, James E., age 73, of Centerville Ohio, passed away on June 27, 2013 at Hospice of Dayton with his family at his side. He was a native of Vandalia and graduated from Vandalia Butler High School in 1958. He attended General Motors Institute and graduated in 1963 with a Bachelors of Industrial Engineering degree. He retired from Delco Products after 33 years in Sales and Marketing. After retirement, he worked at Village Cadillac and volunteered at Southview Hospital, the Centerville Police Department, the US Air Force Museum, Miami Valley South Hospital (also served on the MVH Volunteer Board), and the City of Centerville in various capacities, most recently on the Planning Commission, and was honored as the city’s Volunteer of the Year for 2011. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth (nee Laub) and Charles. He is survived by his loving wife Carole and would have celebrated their 50th anniversary in October. Also survived by daughters Cynthia Folino (Greg) and Kim Keegan (Mike), and grandchildren Emily Folino-Williams (Matt), Megan Folino, Andy Folino, Jessica Folino, Christopher Keegan, and Thomas Keegan. The family will receive friends at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-FAR HILLS CHAPEL, 5471 Far Hills Ave. at Rahn Rd. Tuesday, July 2, 2013, from 5 to 8 pm. Funeral service 10 am Wednesday at the funeral home. Pastor Charles A. Woodward officiating. Burial, David’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Dayton in Jim’s memory. Online condolences may be made to


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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Ian Ashcraft

July 2, 2013

Kim, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you keep your many wonderful memories together close to your heart.

Jim Stephenson

July 2, 2013

The passing of a kind man. Priviliged to get to know you at CPD, and will miss your walks with the dogs along Centerville Station Road. Rest peacefully Jim.

Dan Wilbur

July 2, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Brunner and Folino Family. R.I.P James E. Brunner

Cathy Coleman

July 2, 2013

Carole and Family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I knew Jim through his volunteer work with the Centerville Police Department where I work as a Dispatcher. He was always so pleasant to talk to. I know he will be greatly missed by his family. Always carry all your fond memories of Jim next to your hearts.

Janet (Smith) Merchent

July 2, 2013

Dear Brunner Family, I am so sorry to hear about Jim.
We were in the same class in high school and I can tell you Jim was well thought of... Such a nice man.

Kyle Bassford

July 2, 2013


I am very sorry for your loss. Mikala and I express our deepest sympathy. Prayers are with you and your family.

July 1, 2013

Our deepest sympathy, Zane and Jackie Haught

Art Collins

July 1, 2013

I worked many years with Jim at Delco Products/Delphi. He was one of the good guys and will be truly missed. You have my heart felt sorrow for his passing.

Marlene Black

June 30, 2013

Dear Carole and girls..I am sorry to see that Jim has passed. He was a great citizen of centerville and will be missed. I will miss seeing him walking the dogs. How lucky you had such a Long marriage. Marlene black

Jo (Wolfe) Sabec

June 30, 2013

Dear Carole and family:
Just so saddened that Jim has passed on to heaven. What a wonderful husband, father and friend. My deepest sympathy and prayers.