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James I Mahlich

July 3, 1947 ~ January 9, 2017 (age 69)

James I. "Jim" Mahlich, 69, of Amherst, went peacefully to be with the Lord on  Monday, January 9, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.
     Jim was born on July 3, 1947 in Elyria.  He was a 1966 graduate of Elyria High School.
     Sergant James I. Mahlich served as a communications chief in the 1st Infantry Division,
the "Big Red One", during the Vietnam War.  He received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal,
and the Order of the Silver Rose.  He was a lifetime member of the VFW and the DAV.
     After his service to his country Jim became a journeyman electrician.  His career spanned for
39 years and was a member of IBEW Local #129.
    As a member of the Lorain Lighthouse United Methodist Church his faith was nurtured through attendance and Bible study.
   A man of many interests he enjoyed traveling, boating, fishing, his "man cave" workshop, his motorcycles and sports car.  His greatest joy was family, especially spending time with his son and two grandsons.
    He is survived by his wife, Laura(nee Ningard) Mahlich, son, Kenneth J. (Heather) Mahlich of Avon Lake and his grandsons, Ethan and Matthew.
    He is preceded in death by his parents Alva E. and Helen D. (nee Lehman) Mahlich and brother, Lawrence Mahlich.
     Friends my call on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 10:00 A.M. until services at 11:00 A.M. at the Lorain Lighthouse United Methodist Church, 3015 Meister Road, Lorain with Pastor Greg Sellers officiating.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Lorain Lighthouse United Methodist Church.
    Private interment with full military honors will be at the Ridge Hill Memorial Park.
    The Schwartz, Spence, Boyer & Cool Home for Funerals, 1124 W. 5th Street, Lorain is handling the arrangements.


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