James “Jim” J. Dyer of Warren passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021 at 10:08 p.m. with his loving family by his side. He was 86 years old.
Jim was born on September of 1934 in Warren, the son of the late J. Harold and Esther Botz Dyer.
He was a 1952 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. Following high school, Jim proudly served our country in the United States Army during the Korean and Vietnam War era.
Mr. Dyer was employed at Denman Tire for 17 years prior to his retirement. He was also the director of Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults at Outreach for 20 years.
Jim was a devout Catholic and an active member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Warren. Sports were a passion throughout Jim’s life. Earlier in life he played baseball and later was the sports announcer for the Warren G. Harding athletic games and the Phoenix Giants. He had a passion for radio and was an announcer for WHHH, WSOM, and KOOL in Phoenix, AZ. In his spare time Jim built quite the reputation as an excellent cook and shared his recipes with family and friends. He was a walking encyclopedia for his music and movie knowledge. Most of all he cherished his family, especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Dyer whom he married December of 1989; a son, Michael (Kelly) Dyer of Windham, OH; a daughter, Pamela Shilling of Brunswick, GA; 2 sisters, Karen (Bob) Sturdevant and Patricia (Bernie) Thompson; a brother, Jack (Susan) Dyer; 5 grandchildren, Stephen, Kevin, and Nathan Dyer, Spencer and Madison Shilling.
In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Goldner; a brother, Daniel Dyer.
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A private Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with interment to follow at All Souls Cemetery.