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James W. West

Jim WestJames W. West, age 81, of 17 N. Arch St., Dellroy, died Sunday morning, Jan. 29, 2012, in Union Hospital at Dover after a brief illness.

Born Dec. 7, 1930, in Bellaire, OH, he was the son of the late Eldridge Seabrook and Margaret Sellers Seabrook West. His stepfather was the late Elmer R. West. 

He retired in 1992 after 48 years of service with Bowerston Shale Company where he worked as a mill operator.

Jim was a 1948 graduate of the former Dellroy High School and attended Dellroy Church of the Nazarene.  He proudly served his country as a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  He was a member of Dellroy I.O.O.F. Lodge #706, Dellroy American Legion Post #475, and Dellroy Ruritan Club.  Jim was always community minded, as he was currently serving as a member of Dellroy Village Council.  He served as Marshall for the Village of Dellroy in the 1960's and held the position of Dellroy Village Street Commissioner for eight years.  He was a former member of Dellroy Community Volunteer Fire Department. Jim could commonly be seen driving around the area in his yellow replica 1929 Model A antique car, which he frequently drove in area parades.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia C. Hoffee West, whom he married Sept. 4, 1954; his son, James M. West of Dellroy; two sisters, Mrs. Keith (Bettie) Morgan and Mrs. Carl B. (Maxine) Toot, both of New Philadelphia; several nieces and nephews, and his pet dog "Rosie".

In addition to his parents and stepfather, he was preceded in death by a brother, Roger West.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m. in Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home in Sherrodsville with Pastor David Kessell officiating. 

Interment will follow in Leavittsville Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 5 - 8 p.m. in the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Jim's memory be made to a charity or organization of their choice. 

To leave an online condolence message, visit www.baxtergardner.com.

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