BARBERTON---James L. Schake, 83, passed away peacefully on May 3, 2019. He was born and raised in Barberton, Ohio where he built a wonderful life with his loving wife of 62 years, Shirley.
He retired from a successful career at Reiter Dairy in 1995, where he had worked for over 35 years. After his retirement he worked part time as a starter for Loyal Oak Golf course.
Jim was an avid sportsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a great golfer, having made 3 holes-in-one over the years. He loved rooting for his favorite local sports teams, especially the ones which involved his grandchildren. He loved traveling the country and had many adventures throughout the years, but he most enjoyed his time at the cabin. Above all, what he loved most was his time with his family.
Preceded in death by his parents John and Mary (Momchilov) Schake, father-in-law and mother-in-law George and Ellen Hatula, brother Arthur Schake, sister-in-law Goldie Schake, and brother-in-law James Hatula. He is survived by his beautiful wife Shirley (Hatula) Schake, his three daughters and sons-in-law Debra and Michael Goehler, Valerie and Chris Smith, and Aimee and Bob Williams. His grandchildren, who he was so proud of, Ashley Goehler (Gabe Dickey), Adrienne Goehler (Kevin Dodovich), Kyla Smith (Jamie Spenthoff), and Gabbie and R.J. Williams. Siblings, Joanne (Schake) and Hal Naragon, Robert Schake, Kathy (Schake) and Gary Long, and sister-in-law Barbara Schake, as well as many other relatives and friends.
Special thanks to Summa Home Hospice for their loving care and support in his final days.
Jim’s Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the SILVA-HOSTETLER FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Wooster Rd. West, Barberton. Deacon Robin Adair officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Calling Hours Monday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. To share a memory or send a condolence, please visit www.silva-hostetler.com (330-825-8700)