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James (Jim) Speidel

1930-2017

Published: April 18, 2017 4:00 AM

James ( Jim ) Speidel of Viera, Florida passed away on Sunday April 9th, 2017. A celebration of his life was held on Wednesday April 12th, 2017.

Jim was born on November 2, 1930 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania to Albert and Irene Speidel. Jim graduated from McKeesport High School and enrolled in the Pharmacy program at the University of Pittsburgh where he graduated with high honors in 1952. In 1954, Jim married Carolyn Sturm and continued working at Slaton's Pharmacy in McKeesport. In 1956, Jim and Carolyn welcomed Jim Jr., the first of their three children. That same year he moved his family to Ravenna where he began his Ohio career working as a pharmacist at Triangle Pharmacy. In 1958 their middle child, Ken, was born and in 1960 they completed their family with the birth of Lori.

James (Jim) Speidel

In 1961, Jim purchased Triangle Pharmacy where he maintained ownership until its sale in 1984. Prior to retiring, Jim also owned and operated other pharmacies in the area with his son Ken.

In 2001, Jim and Carolyn moved to Viera, Florida where they have enjoyed the last 16 years playing golf, traveling and entertaining with their family and friends.

Jim is survived by his wife Carolyn and his three children Jim Jr. (Teresa), Ken (Annette) and Lori DeMuri (Jerry). Jim also leaves 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

The family requests those wishing to honor Jim's memory to do so by sending a donation to St. Jude's Hospital in his name

(RC 4-18-17)


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