James B. Fay, age 89, of Temperance, MI passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, April 30, 2021 in Ebeid Hospice, Sylvania, OH. The youngest of three, he was born on October 26, 1931 in Toledo, OH to Arthur and Estie (Bowman) Fay.
A U.S. Army Veteran, James was 1949 graduate of Macomber High School. He married Alvaretta LaVoy on May 5, 1956 in St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Toledo.
A sheet metal worker for the Local 33, he was an avid builder, craftsman, and handyman.
James would build tractors and go carts and work on planes and homes. He enjoyed hunting, getting his first buck at the age of 80, and spending time up north.
James was a member of the American Legion Sherman Osborne Post 192, Sheet Metal Union Local 33, Short Wing Piper Club, Inc., and the Erie Airport.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Alvaretta; 4 daughters, Denise (Arthur) DiPlacido, Deborah (Michael) Knab, Ginger (Greg) Scheuerman, Vickie (Paul) Kempf; 11 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Eloise Fay; and a brother, Harold Fay.
Visitation will be Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Urbanski’s Bedford Funeral Chapel 8300 Lewis Ave. Temperance, MI. The funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Temperance. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.