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James C. Seastone

James C. Seastone, age 77, of Mansfield, died Monday, January 26, 2015 at Shelby Pointe.

He was born April 29, 1937 in Pittsburgh, PA the son of the late John and Jean (Williams) Seastone. Jim was a 1959 graduate of Penn State University where he received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Metallurgical Engineering. He retired as plant manager of Copperweld in Shelby after 37 years of service.

Jim was a very active member of the Homeowners Association at Charles Mill Lake where he had been past president. He enjoyed spending time on the lake either on his pontoon boat or small sail boat. From his fraternity days at Penn State to the neighborhood pig roasts at Charles Mill Lake, Jim was always the social and activities chairman. Planning parties was his thing. He was also a member of the Shelby Athletic Club. For many years, he and his wife Lorna wintered in Florida and enjoyed the warmth and activities in the Englewood and Venice, Florida areas.

Jim is survived by his wife Lorna A. (Sweitzer) Seastone, whom he wed on March 25, 1960; 3 children: Beth (Brad) Armstrong of Rolla, MO, Susan (David Hopkins) Seastone of San Francisco, CA, and James, Jr. “Jay” (Debbie) Seastone of Columbus; 6 grandchildren: Robert, John, and  Marie Armstrong, Harper Hopkins, Andrew and Anna Seastone; and a sister-in-law: Margie Seastone of Chicago. He was preceded in death by his parents and by a brother, John Seastone, Jr.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Memorial expressions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, 780 Park Avenue West, Mansfield, Ohio 44906. Care given by Bob, Catherine and Jake at Turner Funeral Home, Shelby.

To share a memory or to send a message of sympathy to Lorna and her family, please visit or via the U.S. mail to 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875.




Memories & Condolence

  1. Jim Johnson says:

    I am saddened to hear of Jim’s passing.

    During my 33 years at Ohio Steel Tube, I worked for, and with Jim for most of my working career. As a manager Jim was professional, honest and fair. He was well respected by all he worked with. After Jim retired from the Tuby, when faced with challenges at work, many of us would say; “Now, What Would Jim Do?” I am sure his management style and legacy still remains at ArcelorMittal.

    I considered Jim my boss, mentor and friend. My sincere condolences to his family.

  2. Laura Zimmer says:

    So sorry for your loss , my prayers and thoughts are with you and your the family

  3. Steve & Ellen Haverfield says:

    Dear Lorna and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I don’t know anyone at the Tuby that didn’t respect and admire him. He will always be remembered for his kind nature, his love for his family and his contributions to the community.

  4. Joseph Neal says:

    I am so sad to read that Jim has passed away Jim was a great person who I can say was a great neighbor

  5. Don Schroeder says:

    Lorna and family, my sympathy to you and your family. Jim certainly was a special fellow. I always enjoyed working with him. Our prayers to you all.

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