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1928 James 2022

James Cifuentes

December 16, 1928 — December 6, 2022

James "Jim" Duval Cifuentes, beloved husband to Jean (nee Terwilleger) Cifuentes, devoted father of Gregory(Carolyn) Cifuentes, Martin(Cindy) Cifuentes, James(Renee) Cifuentes, Susan Keane, Donna(John) Brown, Matthew (Linda) Cifuentes, Patrick(Shari) Cifuentes, Beth(Michael) Jones, Joel (Melissa) Cifuentes, David (Nancy) Cifuentes, loving grandfather to 29 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, passed into eternal life on Tuesday, December 06, 2022, from natural causes.

Jim was born on December 16, 1928, in Brownsville Texas, the son of Lauro and Viola Cifuentes. After high school graduation, Jim enlisted in the United States Navy. While in the naval reserves, he proceeded to get an associates degree in mechanical engineering. He was recalled to active duty to serve in the Korean War. Jim met his future wife, Jean Terwilleger, on the beach while he was stationed in San Diego, California. They were married on November 15,1952. Jim worked for General Electric Evendale for 40 years as a lab technician. He very much enjoyed golf, dancing, working in the yard, and tinkering in the garage.

 

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to: The wonderful staff of Hospice Cincinnati; Rev. Barry Stechshulte and Rev. Elias Mwesigye for their spiritual assistance in the person of Christ; the staff of St. Susanna, particularly Stephanie Calpin and Mike Weil, for their kind guidance and assistance; Steven Hines of Hodapp Funeral Home for his kindness and attention to the family’s wishes.

 

Visitation is scheduled for Monday, December 12, 2022, from 10:15 to 11:15 am at Hodapp Funeral Home, 8815 Cincinnati-Columbus Rd, West Chester Township, OH 45069. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12 noon, at St. Susanna Catholic Church, 616 Reading Rd., Mason, Ohio 45040. Burial with Full Military Honors will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Cincinnati.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Michael J. Cifuentes Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund at St. Xavier High School, 600 W. North Bend Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45224-1499.

 

 

 

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Visitation

Monday, December 12, 2022

10:15 - 11:15 am (Eastern time)

Hodapp Funeral Homes - West Chester

8815 Cincinnati Columbus Rd., West Chester, OH 45069

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Mass

Monday, December 12, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Susanna Catholic Church

616 Reading Rd, Mason, OH 45040

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Burial

Monday, December 12, 2022

1:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery

11000 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45249

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