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James R Cranston

May 9, 1939 ~ March 18, 2022 (age 82)

Obituary

James R. Cranston, 82, of Beloit passed away on Friday, March 18, 2022 at Auburn Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. James was born on May 9, 1939 to the late William and Lucile (Stanley) Cranston. James was a 1957 graduate of Sebring High School and then went to work at American Steel where he retired after 38 years. Growing up James enjoyed playing baseball where he pitched and also played basketball. He coached his church softball league and also played. James was a member of Mile Branch Grange where he and his wife Shelda helped with the Grange Fair for many years. When James was not working or helping his community he could be found attending the Cunningham Cousins monthly lunch; mowing on one of his riding mowers; hunting or working outdoors in the woods cutting wood or riding four wheelers with his family.

James is survived by his loving wife Shelda (Dye) Cranston; children Michael Cranston, Ted Cranston and Christa Cranston; grandson James G. Cranston; a sister Marjorie Newbold; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents James was preceded in death by a son James Cranston and a brother William Kenneth Cranston.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 12:00 PM at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home with Chris Brown officiating. Friends and family will be received one hour prior to the service from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Highland Memorial Park, Beloit. You may watch the live stream of James's service by visiting www.grfuneralhome.com and going to the bottom of his obituary to the live stream link. You may sign the guest register and view the obituary online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, 330-938-2526.

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Services

Public Viewing
Saturday
March 26, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home
126 W Vermont Ave
Sebring, OH 44672

Funeral Service
Saturday
March 26, 2022

12:00 PM
Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home
126 W Vermont Ave
Sebring, OH 44672

Video is available for this event


Graveside Service
Saturday
March 26, 2022

1:15 PM
Highland Memorial Park
12th Street
Beloit, OH 44609

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