James E. McClellan

December 14, 1945June 22, 2018

Passed away peacefully June 22, 2018 at the age of 72. James was born in Akron Ohio on December 14, 1945. He lived most of his life in Bath, Ohio; then moving to the Portage Lakes and Avon areas. James was married to the love of his life, Gloria for 51 years. He enjoyed boating, traveling and riding around in his '55 Tbird. James retired from B.F. Goodrich/Michelin after 35 years of service.

James was preceded in death by father Glenn, mother Wanda, brother Bill and daughter Lynee. He was also preceded in death by cousins Wayne Tibbs, Keith Hunsicker and good friend Mike Selby.

James was a beloved husband of Gloria (née Floyd). Dear father of Michelle (Scott) Goggin and Lori (David) Stone. Cherished grandfather of Daniel, Emma, Lauren, Jack, Julia and Scott Jr. Brother of Rick McClellan and Sharon Franckowiak. Visitation 1-2pm on August 3rd followed by a Memorial Service at 2pm at Rose Hill Funeral Home, 3653 W. Market Street Akron, Ohio. The Family suggests Memorial Contributions be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, Lorain County.


  • Visitation Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Memorial Service Friday, August 3, 2018

James E. McClellan

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Dave and Denise Olinger

August 4, 2018

Jim was the best Cousin. When we would stop at Jim and Glorias house on Portage Lakes, they always welcomed us, and offer cold beverages. Daves favorite Memory is when he went with Jim and others,on a pontoon boat ride a day after a horrible storm, and Jim got the boat stuck on a log, Jim stayed cool about it and just laughed. He was always that way, calm, cool, and focused. My most favorable memory is when Jim graduate from High School and Grandpa McClellan gave him his red car, Jim was so excited. We had great times growing up, Pelee Island vacations were great. Jim you gave us some great Memories, you will truly be missed.

Linda Albert

July 23, 2018

Jim and Gloria, such good friends that I met back in 1972, through Richfield Jaycees and BFGoodrich. We remained friends ever since, wherever life took us. We even wound up in the same city of Avon! Will miss Jim and his laid back, fun personality. Blessings to Gloria and your entire family.

Carin McClellan

July 12, 2018

All the dinners , canoeing, family gatherings make for very fond memories of a loving family! Jim & Gloria stand out as always warm and welcoming. I do believe the celebration of life was lived throughout Jim’s journey. Gloria, may your days together comfort you, and Peace be with you & family. 🌟 Carin