Ryan James CFSP, CPC
Ryan is the fourth generation funeral director/embalmer with the James Funeral Home and is currently the Vice-President of the company. He was born in 1972 and raised in Newton Falls his entire life. He graduated from Newton Falls High School in 1990 and soon after he attended Kent State University Trumbull Campus. Ryan met his lovely wife Kellie(who is pictured with him) while at Kent State in 1993. In 1995 he got accepted to the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and graduated in 1996. Then he attended Point Park University in Pittsburgh where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1997. He then came home to serve a year and a half long apprenticeship under the close supervision of his father Tom and grandfather Bob. Ryan got his funeral directors/embalmers license in 1999. Later that year in October Ryan married his girlfriend of 6 years Kellie St.Clair. He also earned his National Board Certification in 1996 in Funeral service. In 2007 Ryan also became a Certified Preplanning Consultant(CPC)through the National Funeral Directers Assocation. And in 2009 Ryan earned his Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP)Degree. Ryan is a member of the Newton Falls Lions Club, the Trumbull Moose Lodge #186 in Warren, the Ohio Funeral Directors Assocation, the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice, National Funeral Directors Assocation, and a member of the First Church of God in Newton Falls. Some of Ryan's hobbies include playing golf with his friends, softball, volleyball, bicycling, playing pool, poker, bocce' and swimming. Ryan lives in Newton Falls with his wife Kellie, and they have one son Landen.