James F. Dugic, 74, of Warren, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 2:42 PM in Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.
He was born Monday, January 28, 1946 in Warren the son of the late Frank and Susan Blasko Dugic and was a lifelong area resident.
He was a 1964 graduate of Newton Falls High School and after a brief time in the US Navy spent most of his working days as a Tool & Die Maker for Packard Electric in Warren.
Jim was proud of the fact that he worked and lived in a way that allowed him to begin retirement at the youthful age of 55. Jim loved to dance, loved to travel, and loved his family dearly – which for Jim went far beyond his blood relations.
Jim was a former member of St. Mary’s and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Newton Falls; was a member of the American Legion Post 737 of Lake Milton and the Moose Lodge in Cortland. He was a world traveler having visited places such as China, Africa, Rome, Alaska, Spain and Venezuela just to name a few. Jim enjoyed scuba diving, dancing, golfing, bocci and also enjoyed a good pool party.
He is survived by six children son Eddie (Roseann) Dugic of Rancho Cucamongo; daughter Michelle Dugic of Villa Park, Illinois; daughter Trish (Paul) Sullivan of Thornton, Colorado; daughter Jody (Ed) Odom of Boardman; son Tim (Tammy) Heitzwebel of Houston; daughter Brenda Stover of Tampa; son Rick (Kathy) Heitzwebel of Perris, California; a brother Francis (Rita) Dugic of Newton Falls; a sister Marie (Paul) Dye of Champion; fifteen grandchildren; one great grandchild and by his companion Deanna Anderson of Niles.
Besides his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his wife Georgia Lee Dixon Dugic, whom he married on August 7, 1971; a grandson Mark Odom and a brother Robert Dugic.
A Order of Christian Burial Service with Cremation will take place on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home with full military honors to follow. Fr. Frantisek Katrinak will be the celebrant. Inurnment will take place at Pineview Memorial Park in Warren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions take the form of donations in James name to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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