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James S. Unites, 75, of Mentor lost his battle with cancer on January 2, 2018 at Tripoint Medical Center in Concord Twp. He was born February 22, 1942 in Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Unites was a Mentor resident since 1955 and a graduate of Mentor High School, Class of 1960.

Jim worked as a supervisor in heavy construction for over 30 years. He was a member of Laborers Local #860. Jim enjoyed keeping a meticulous yard, riding his John Deere, and dining out. He will be greatly missed by all.

Survivors are his wife of 58 years, Dorothy "Dottie" Unites; children James B. (Joanne) Unites, Marianne (Joe) Lucas, Jennifer (Dale) McGiffin, and Daniel (Diane) Unites; grandchildren, Jaclyn (fiancé Alex Imbesi) Unites, Julia Unites, Lainey, Luke, and John McFarlane, Sam and Syd McGiffin, and Rachel Unites; and his sisters, Joanne (Paul) Boyle and Bobby Jane Unites.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Benedict and Mary Unites.

A celebration of Jim's life will be held from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.

A prayer service to conclude the celebration will be held 7 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Private family inurnment will be at Mentor Cemetery at a later date.

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