James Gordon Chapman

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CHAPMAN, James Gordon 76, of Cairo, West Virginia, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2005 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia. Born November 25, 1928 in Smithburg, WV, Jim was a graduate of West Union High School and Salem College. He also earned two Masters Degrees, one from Glennville State University and one from West Virginia University. Jim was a proud Korean War veteran who served his country well and with great honor as a member of the United States Army. He taught high school Social Studies and English in Cincinnati, Ohio for a brief period prior to accepting Civil Service employment at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio from which he retired at age 63. His major accomplishments while working for the United States Air Force include developing a price negotiation procedure adopted by the Department of Defense. He moved back to his beloved Ritchie County, West Virginia in the late 1990s after spending many years in Medway, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents Wilbert P. and Wanda Chapman, grandson John Hill, great-grandson Jakob Hill and sister Bonita Nichols. Jim was a caring father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his three daughters Aleta Chapman (husband Tom Manning), Elana Chapman, and Rosie Amstutz (husband David); grandchildren Jason, Crystal, Noah, and Nicholas; great-grandchildren Sarah, Elizabeth, Chase, and Annabelle; sisters Sandy Sandy, Gwen Friend, and Norma Hartness; brother Wilbert “Junior”; a loyal and devoted friend Ted Katzenbach, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. The family would like to recognize those people who supported our father in his final years of life including Ted Katzenbach, Sandy Sandy, Kester Nichols, Otis Reed, Glenn Willis, Sheila (Squeak) Ross, Paul Ross, Gail Britton, Martha Chapman, Raymond Simons and Patti Polaski. Private internment at West Virgina National Cemetery, Grafton, West Virginia.
Published in Dayton Daily News on June 5, 2005 – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dayton/obituary.aspx?n=james-chapman&pid=14090686#sthash.J4B4zZt6.dpuf

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Thomas W Chapman

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CHAPMAN, Thomas W. an accomplished local glass artist, passed away at age 66 on October 17, 2013, as a result of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig ‘s disease). Tom was born September 21, 1947 in Dayton, OH, son of the late Elmer and Mary Lou Chapman. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Nick (Rita) Chapman. Tom is survived by 2 brothers, Doug and Steve (Barb) Chapman; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Tom attended St. Rita’s grade school and graduated from Chaminade High School, class of 1966. He attended The Ohio State University and earned a degree in Journalism from Ohio University. He served with honor and distinction in the United States Army stationed in Vietnam during the Vietnam conflict. In June 1969, Tom was awarded “Soldier of the Month” of his unit. Tom was first introduced to glass art at Ohio University, followed by years of study and work in Colorado and California glass studios. In 1989, Tom established Shiloh Hotglass, the first art glass blowing studio in Dayton, OH. He has participated in art glass workshops at the University of Illinois, Kent State University, New Orleans School of Glass, the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY and workshops in Oregon and Spruce Pine, North Carolina. Tom has also taught glass blowing and trained aspiring artists, both in an academic setting and in his studio. He usually worked unassisted, using a blend of Venetian and Western techniques to create vessels, vases, bowls, marbles, garden and yard art, lamps, ornaments and sculptures. Tom has received numerous honors and awards for his art, most recently achieving his lifelong professional goal, The Dominick Labino Award for Excellance in Glass Art in the “Best of 2013” show sponsored by The Ohio Designer Craftsmen. He has art creations in many private collections, as well as in the permanent collection at the Dayton Art Institute’s Eileen Dickey Gallery of Glass. Tom has produced work for Montgomery County, the City of Dayton, the University of Dayton and the Dayton Area Chapter of the American Red Cross. His architectural and liturgical installations include St. Helen’s Church, the Wright State University Chapel, Good Samaritan Hospital North, Miami Valley Hospital, the main lobby of the CareSource Building in Dayton, as well as a number of residential applications. Tom was a member of The American Craft Council, Ohio Designer Craftsmen, The Dayton Visual Arts Center and the Dayton Canoe Club. Tom had many loving and loyal friends including, Pat Beckermann, Ray Bertschy, Susan Cannon, John Castle, Tim Collins, Karen Hickey Dean, Jim DeLange, Daina Dickens, Mark, Fabienne, Riviere and Margot Duffy, Jack Fink, Jeff Flayer, David Francis, Jim Glaser, Denny Gorman, Margaret (Boots Bachey) Gottschlich, Joe Hoffman, Marty Liebold, Bob Mousaian, Steve and Debbie Pickett, Ralph Prince, LeBron Rankins, Charlie and Jenny Rose, Debbie Rotunno, Richard Skelton, John and Mitzi Stuckey, Peri Switzer, Joe Zaidain and special friend and caregiver, John (Cotty) Rose. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the following organizations and people who have cared for Tom in his final days: The Dayton and Cleveland VA Hospitals, Hospice of Dayton, The ALS Association, Jay Harbeck, Dr. Sayler, Dr. Selkirk and caregiver, Arlene Sapp. A Memorial Service will be held at 7 PM Friday, October 25, 2013 at Baker-Hazel & Snider Funeral Home & Crematory, 5555 Philadelphia Dr., Dayton, OH, Fr. James Seibert, C.PP.S., celebrant. The family will receive visitors 5-7 PM Friday, October 25, 2013 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The ALS Association Central and Southern Ohio Chapter, Hospice of Dayton or Paralyzed Veterans of America, in Tom’s memory. Online memories and condolences may be left for the family at http://www.bakerhazelsnider.com

Published in Dayton Daily News on Oct. 20, 2013 – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dayton/obituary.aspx?pid=167608840#sthash.zTDqsRnh.dpuf

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James Chapman

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CHAPMAN, James (Jim) Preston A wonderful and honorable man, went to be with the Lord on August 20,2015. Among those who will miss Jim terribly are his family: wife, Anna; daughters, Judy, Selma and Rise; son, Ronnie; son-in-law, John; daughters-in-law, Joan and Linda; brothers, Edward and John Wayne; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces; as well as, Scott and many friends. He is preceded in death by son, Tony, and daughter, Linda, and son-in-law, Kenny. Jim was born in Kingsport, TN, served in the US Navy during WWII aboard the USS Pope, and lived most of his life in Dayton, OH where he raised his children and watched his family grow. He retired from Woolpert Engineering after a long career of surveying much of the land in and around Dayton. He attended Faith Christian Fellowship in Beavercreek. Like any good country boy he found great happiness in the simple things of life: fishing, growing a garden, winning at checkers, playing a prank, or just talking with a friend. In his final days, Jim was blessed to be in the loving care of Hospice of Dayton and VA Hospice – Lakeside Manor. He and his family are so appreciative of the care we all received. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 PM Sunday, August 23 and Final Goodbyes will be said at 10 AM, Monday, August 24 in the chapel of Newcomer Funeral Home, 3380 Dayton-Xenia Rd. in Dayton. Jim will be laid to rest in the earth he loved at Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery immediately following. To leave a special message of condolence, please visit http://www.NewcomerDayton.com. Until we meet again, our Precious Jimbo…
Published in Dayton Daily News on Aug. 22, 2015
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