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James (Jim) Thomas Veneskey of Gold Canyon, AZ passed away June 28, 2019 at
the age of 68 after a brief battle with bladder cancer.

Jim was born in Martins Ferry, OH April 25, 1951 to Raymond and Sophie
Veneskey.  He grew up in Bridgeport, OH and graduated St. John’s Central
(1969), Ashland College (BS) and WVU (MS).

Jim’s career as a Safety Manager took him and his family to Colorado,
Wyoming, Nevada, Georgia, Ohio, Maryland and Arizona, where he retired.

Jim enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, home projects, and
watching History Channel.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Michael, and Edmund. Jim
is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Barbara (Bristor), daughters
Heather Volack (Andrew) grandchildren Regan, Braden, Avery, Zackery of
Caldwell, ID; Holly Garcia (Rudy) of Sparks, NV grandchildren Kaylee, Wyatt;
and Michelle Price (Gregory) of Silver Spring, MD.  Sisters Susan Patsche
(Bill), Dolores White, and Veronica Parfitt (Dan), Great grandchildren
Evalena and James, Aunt Helen Shemon, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held at a future date.

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10 responses to “James Thomas Veneskey”

  1. Candy Paschall says:

    I’m very sorry for your loss sending healing prayers to the family

  2. Rosemary Andrew says:

    Barbie, Please accept my deepest sympathy. Hugs and prayers

  3. Gaby says:

    While I didn’t know you well, I have the great pleasure of knowing your youngest. We spent a little bit of time together at Michelle and Greg’s wedding. I will always remember the joy and laughter you carried with you and brought to everyone around you. Rest In Peace, Mr. Venesky.

  4. Jude Shemon says:

    Our deepest sympathy on the passing of my cousin Jim and to his wife Barb and 3 daughters. I remember my mom (Aunt Helen Shemon) and my dad taking me to Nelson Field in Bellaire, OH to watch Jim play football for the St. John’s Central Irish.
    My God bless Jim and his entire family.

    Jude (Skip), Donna, Andrew, Claire, and Daniel Shemon.

  5. Fred & Sandra Box says:

    We’re so sorry for the loss of your brother. He was still “young” and I’m sure you will miss him much. Our prayers go up for you in the coming days. May you have many good memories. Sandra and Fred

  6. Joe Mihalik says:

    Our Sympathy, classmates Debbie and Joe Mihalik, SJC 1969.
    We missed Jim at our Reunion.
    Peace and Love

  7. Patricia Bruce says:

    Rest in peace, Jim. We missed you very much at the 50th Reunion. Prayers to your family. Go, SJC.

    Patti Bruce, Class of 1969

  8. Pam Varndell Brown says:

    Barb, very sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

  9. Scarlet and Jerame Bruce says:

    My sympathies to the family….he will be missed…we love you Holly
    Scarlet Wainscott
    Jerame aka JJ Bruce

  10. Chris hamilton says:

    Barb, our deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family. As you know, Jim was my dearest friend for a big part of our earlier years in mining and was personally responsible for so much of what we had the opportunity to experience. Linda and I have searched for you guys on and off for the past several years looking forward to reconnecting to share life and personal tales over the past 20 yrs or so. I do not know what just compelled me to goggle Jim for the umpteenth time and how shocked I am to pull up his obit. Pls call when you’re able I’m at 3045498231. God bless, chris

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James Thomas Veneskey


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James (Jim) Thomas Veneskey of Gold Canyon, AZ passed away June 28, 2019 at
the age of 68 after a brief battle with bladder cancer.

Jim was born in Martins Ferry, OH April 25, 1951 to Raymond and Sophie
Veneskey.  He grew up in Bridgeport, OH and graduated St. John’s Central
(1969), Ashland College (BS) and WVU (MS).

Jim’s career as a Safety Manager took him and his family to Colorado,
Wyoming, Nevada, Georgia, Ohio, Maryland and Arizona, where he retired.

Jim enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, home projects, and
watching History Channel.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Michael, and Edmund. Jim
is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Barbara (Bristor), daughters
Heather Volack (Andrew) grandchildren Regan, Braden, Avery, Zackery of
Caldwell, ID; Holly Garcia (Rudy) of Sparks, NV grandchildren Kaylee, Wyatt;
and Michelle Price (Gregory) of Silver Spring, MD.  Sisters Susan Patsche
(Bill), Dolores White, and Veronica Parfitt (Dan), Great grandchildren
Evalena and James, Aunt Helen Shemon, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held at a future date.

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10 responses to “James Thomas Veneskey”

  1. Candy Paschall says:

    I’m very sorry for your loss sending healing prayers to the family

  2. Rosemary Andrew says:

    Barbie, Please accept my deepest sympathy. Hugs and prayers

  3. Gaby says:

    While I didn’t know you well, I have the great pleasure of knowing your youngest. We spent a little bit of time together at Michelle and Greg’s wedding. I will always remember the joy and laughter you carried with you and brought to everyone around you. Rest In Peace, Mr. Venesky.

  4. Jude Shemon says:

    Our deepest sympathy on the passing of my cousin Jim and to his wife Barb and 3 daughters. I remember my mom (Aunt Helen Shemon) and my dad taking me to Nelson Field in Bellaire, OH to watch Jim play football for the St. John’s Central Irish.
    My God bless Jim and his entire family.

    Jude (Skip), Donna, Andrew, Claire, and Daniel Shemon.

  5. Fred & Sandra Box says:

    We’re so sorry for the loss of your brother. He was still “young” and I’m sure you will miss him much. Our prayers go up for you in the coming days. May you have many good memories. Sandra and Fred

  6. Joe Mihalik says:

    Our Sympathy, classmates Debbie and Joe Mihalik, SJC 1969.
    We missed Jim at our Reunion.
    Peace and Love

  7. Patricia Bruce says:

    Rest in peace, Jim. We missed you very much at the 50th Reunion. Prayers to your family. Go, SJC.

    Patti Bruce, Class of 1969

  8. Pam Varndell Brown says:

    Barb, very sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

  9. Scarlet and Jerame Bruce says:

    My sympathies to the family….he will be missed…we love you Holly
    Scarlet Wainscott
    Jerame aka JJ Bruce

  10. Chris hamilton says:

    Barb, our deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family. As you know, Jim was my dearest friend for a big part of our earlier years in mining and was personally responsible for so much of what we had the opportunity to experience. Linda and I have searched for you guys on and off for the past several years looking forward to reconnecting to share life and personal tales over the past 20 yrs or so. I do not know what just compelled me to goggle Jim for the umpteenth time and how shocked I am to pull up his obit. Pls call when you’re able I’m at 3045498231. God bless, chris

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