James A. Toth, known to many as “Jimmy” or “Dugo”, age 87, passed away December 14, 2020 at Concord Village Skilled Nursing Rehab Center in Concord Township. He was born August 25, 1933 in Fairport Harbor to Steve and Anna (Kish) Toth, both deceased.
Jim served in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Korea during the Korean War. He worked at Lubrizol Corp as a boiler operator for many years before retiring from there in 1998. He also worked for Georgia Pacific Manufacturing in Painesville, Ohio, who gave him the opportunity to work for them in Bellingham, WA, for a period. He fell in love with the area and flew his wife, Donna, up for a visit so she could also enjoy the scenery. He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Fairport Harbor and Knights of Columbus Council #947. He was also affiliated with the Rod & Reel/Rod & Gun Clubs.
Jim was an avid football fan, so much that he would watch rerun games. His love for the sport goes back to when he played semi-pro football. He enjoyed “good” football no matter who the team. He especially loved watching his son, Nick, play football in high school. In his younger years he enjoyed running with his buddies, fishing, clambakes – his clam chowder is legendary – dancing and helping anyone who called. He was a fan of Hungarian food, going out to breakfast, polka music, old movies, especially cowboy films, and airplanes, especially watching the Blue Angels.
He is survived by his daughters, Christine (Eric) Takacs of Richfield, Ohio and Kate (Wes) Van Hout of Lutz, Florida; son, Nick (Courtney) Toth of Concord Township, Ohio; grandchildren, Abigail Takacs and Tenley Toth; and many nieces and nephews. He will be missed dearly by brothers, Robert (Rosemary Deceased) Toth and Edward (Patty) Toth who visited him weekly to shoot the bull over coffee and donuts.
In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Donna (Sholtis) Toth in 2007; brother, Steve Toth; sister, Margaret “Margie” Tokar.
A Christian Mass will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10AM at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 316 Fifth Street, Fairport Harbor, Ohio. Interment will be private.
Donations in Jim’s memory may be made to St. Anthony of Padua Church, Fairport Harbor, Ohio.