Peterson, James (Jim) R.

James (Jim) Robert Peterson, 79, of Elyria, OH passed away on January 29 surrounded by his daughters and granddaughters.

Jim was born in Toledo, Ohio and went to Central Catholic where he excelled in sportsmanship and was an outstanding baseball player. He was drafted to the Cleveland Indians right out of high school but chose to pursue a college career at Kent State University where he continued to play baseball.

He is survived by five siblings and had three daughters, Ellen (Ralph) Geiger of Avon, Ohio, Sharon Peterson of Westlake, Ohio, and Marie (Mike) Lark of North Royalton, Ohio.
Jim was a devoted grandfather to his granddaughters, Hannah Geiger and Ashley (Ryan) Thoman. He received the opportunity of becoming a great grandfather in December of 2018 with 2 great grandbabies currently on the way.

A private memorial will be held by his family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. He will be greatly missed.

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  1. Ellen, Ralph, Hannah, and Ashley,

    We are so sorry for your loss. While we never met Jim, we will keep him, and your family in our prayers. I appreciate all that your family has had to endure in the past year, and we will continue to pray for you each day.

    “I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39

    Jim and Lisa Gilles

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