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W. Thomas James, President
W. Thomas James (Tom) is a third generation funeral director / Embalmer and is currently
the president and owner of the James Funeral Home since 1984.
Kellie D. (St.Clair) James was born in 1974 in Warren, OH and graduated from Labrae High School in 1992. She then attended Kent State University and majoring in Radiology and graduated in 1996. She worked at Trumbull Memorial Hospital as a X-Ray Tech until 1999. She has been employed at the James Funeral Home since 2002 as a secretary. She lives in Newton Falls with her husband Ryan and one son Landen. Kellie enjoys scrapbooking, biking, volunteering at her sons school, traveling, and spending time with her family.
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 Payne James. Hopefully someday, Landen will become the 5th generation to carry on the family tradition.