EAST, James

EAST, James “Sonny,” 83, of Boydsville, OH died Thursday December 6, 2012 at Belmont Community Hospital, Bellaire, OH.

He was born May 2, 1929 at Boydsville, a son of the late Edgar and Sarah Isabella Edna Jane McDerrmott East.

He was a retired foreman, mechanic and welder of DiPaolo Truck Service in Lansing, OH.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis M. Rose East in 2011, three sisters, a brother and three grandchildren.

Surviving are his children, Jim (Mary Ann Cwihkla) East of Readsboro, VT, Don (Barb) East of Bannock, OH, Connie (Al) Poncel of Tulsa, OK, Bryian East of Bridgeport, OH, Lynn (Christopher) Wiles of Shadyside, OH, Thomas (Cindy) East of Ollaha, WA, Shawn (Allison) East of Wheeling, WV; 18 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received Monday from noon-7 p.m. at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory, 441 37th Street, Bellaire where services will be held at 7 p.m. with Rev. Al Poncel officiating.

Shadyside Fire Department will conduct a brief service just prior to the funeral service.

Burial of his cremated remains will be at the convenience of the family in Weeks Cemetery, Bridgeport, OH.

Share your thoughts and memories of Sonny with his family at www.altmeyer.com.