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David Andrew James

David Andrew James
  • September 4, 1961 - February 28, 2017
  • Green Townshipownshipo, Ohio
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
    1500 Rosecrans Ave
    Suite 200
    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
  • Andrew James Education fund
    5th/3rd Bank

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1 of 49 | Posted by: Jake James - Cincinnati, OH

“David was the best of the best. He was such a kind and funny guy. I am heartbroken to learn of his loss. I worked with David for 14 years at Harte...Read More »
2 of 49 | Posted by: Lisa Holland-Kaffenberger - OH

“I'm truly sorry for your loss. David worked for me for a period of time and was magnificent. He was honest, straightforward, hard working, and...Read More »
3 of 49 | Posted by: Tony Paul - Scottsdale, AZ

“I am so very sorry to hear of his passing. I worked with him at HH over a decade ago. While we primarily discussed "work stuff", it was our same...Read More »
4 of 49 | Posted by: Leslie Archey - New York, NY

“I knew David for over 30 years, with most of them as a co-worker at Harte-Hanks. David was a pleasure to work with because he was dedicated, helpful...Read More »
5 of 49 | Posted by: Mike Menges - West Chester, OH

“Ann, Ryan, Christopher and Andrew, we would like to extend our condolences. It was a great pleasure to know David and your family during our OLL...Read More »
6 of 49 | Posted by: Joe, Sally, Kurt & Craig Olding - OH

“So sorry to hear of Davids passing. To suggest that he was merely a great guy is a huge understatement. David always had his priorities right. He was...Read More »
7 of 49 | Posted by: Ken Lambert - Wauchula, FL

“Fond memories of playing for DJ as an OLL Tiger. He was a teacher and a mentor of impressionable young kids. What a stalwart to learn from - follow...Read More »
8 of 49 | Posted by: Matt Deters

“Dave you were always one of the good guys in our class at Elder. You truly lived up to our motto Ultiora ( United for the higher things ).Rudy...Read More »
9 of 49 | Posted by: Rudy Minniti - Florence, KY

“As a teammate, friend, and a person there were none better than #62. I still remember some of Dan's stories from his NFL days while we were at UT. We...Read More »
10 of 49 | Posted by: John and Karen Warren - Knoxville, TN

“Words cannot express the loss that we are experiencing. A young man like this comes along once in a lifetime. A great son, husband, father, mentor...Read More »
11 of 49 | Posted by: Greg Schroeder - Cincinnati, OH

“I can't even begin to thank you for everything you have done for me, Renea, our sons, and our entire family. You were so many things...son, brother,...Read More »
12 of 49 | Posted by: Craig James - Cinncinnati, OH

“I'm so sad to learn of Dave's passing.My thoughts and prayers are with his entire family.David and I spent many hours driving together from the...Read More »
13 of 49 | Posted by: Doug Corn - Cincinnati, OH

“So sorry for the loss of David. Prayers being sent to the entire family for comfort at this time ”
14 of 49 | Posted by: Stan & Judy Henn - FL

“I am glad to have known DJ while at Tennessee. Have great memories of our time and experiences, as he was just a few months older than I. Watched...Read More »
15 of 49 | Posted by: Jeff Kelley - Ooltewah, TN

“I have one great memory of David, playing AA baseball against him. I was catching, he was on third, and took a big lead after the pitch. I threw down...Read More »
16 of 49 | Posted by: Joe Ventre - OH - Friend

“We are so sad to hear of this. Our son, TJ, and Andy are teammates on Thomas More College Track & Field team and have become good friends. We think...Read More »
17 of 49 | Posted by: Tim Moore - Alexandria, KY

“I haven't worked at HH in 5 years but I really enjoyed working with David at the Cincinnati office as well as a brief stint on the BBB team. He...Read More »
18 of 49 | Posted by: Lisa Staton - Cincinnati, OH

“David and I became friends and teammates in 1981 when I was a freshman at UT. He was always a voice of reason and sensibility when many of us needed...Read More »
19 of 49 | Posted by: Bill and Lisa Mayo - Dalton, GA

“DJ and I share a lot of fun times together at UT he was my roommate on all the away games. We all way enjoy our time together on and off the field. ”
20 of 49 | Posted by: Charles Gillespie - Nasville, TN

“I worked at Harte-Hanks with David for 30 years, not enough words to describe him, he was kind, funny, hard working, great husband, involved loving...Read More »
21 of 49 | Posted by: Pamela Martinez - Cincinnati, OH

“David was an outstanding teammate and a friend to everyone. He is one of the reasons I stayed at UT as he was a great encourager to the young...Read More »
22 of 49 | Posted by: Johnny Hibbett - Corryton, TN

“To the David James family, I am a football official in the GCYO for the past 30 yrs and knew Dave. I had a lot of respect for him as an honorable man...Read More »
23 of 49 | Posted by: Paul Kroth - Cincinnati, OH

“It is said that angels express themselves in many ways, a dream, a whisper, coincidence an overpowering feeling. Angels are watching over you. ...Read More »
24 of 49 | Posted by: Fran Forg - Cincinnati, OH

“I worked with David at Harte-Hanks and will always remember him as friendly, kind and professional. Such a sweet, dear person! ”
25 of 49 | Posted by: Staci Bradley - Cincinnati, OH

“Ann and boys: We are so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. We have fond memories of our baseball days at Elder. May God see you through this most...Read More »
26 of 49 | Posted by: Cindy Pate - Hamilton, OH

“It's another sad day for us Vols, as we lost another brother. David was a few years ahead of me at UT, but I will always remember his kindness to...Read More »
27 of 49 | Posted by: Charles Davis - Windermere, FL

“I've worked with David for almost 20 years here at Harte-Hanks, he was such a great person and always full of energy. He will be missed by so many...Read More »
28 of 49 | Posted by: Lisa Angell - Grand Prairie, TX

“David was simply the nicest man that I ever knew. I remember that young, exuberant man starting his career at Harte-Hanks so many years ago. He will...Read More »
29 of 49 | Posted by: Angel Lawson Maschinot - OH

“I worked with David for 19 years at Harte Hanks. He was always such a nice person and treated everyone with respect and kindness. I am so sorry for...Read More »
30 of 49 | Posted by: Elaine Dernoga - Milton, DE

“The Last of the Good Guys List is dwindling. He was a coworker and a friend. He will definitely be missed within the Harte Hanks family. RIP David ”
31 of 49 | Posted by: Amy Cangro - Cincinnati

“I was very sorry to hear about David. I worked with him for many years at Harte-Hanks and knew him to be a devoted and loving family man. You are in...Read More »
32 of 49 | Posted by: Bill Kelleher - coworker

“My thoughts and prayers go out to David's family. I remember David as a dedicated, upbeat and energetic colleague at Harte Hanks. While I did not...Read More »
33 of 49 | Posted by: Valerie Frost-Lewis - Toms River, NJ

“Over the many years of working with David at Harte Hanks it has just been in the last two that I've grown to truly understand, respect and admire the...Read More »
34 of 49 | Posted by: Melody Smith - West Harrison, IN

“My condolences to the James family, especially long-time friends, Dan and Chris. May God give you strength through this heartbreaking period.Hughie...Read More »
35 of 49 | Posted by: Hugh Malay - Los Angeles, CA

“David and I worked together for many years... David as a representative of Harte-Hanks, and I in the advertising department at Lowe's. David was...Read More »
36 of 49 | Posted by: Dave Tyler - Winston-Salem, NC

“Worked w/ David for many years @ Harte-Hanks. Was always a pleasure to be around, and a dedicated employee. He will be missed by many. RIP, .my...Read More »
37 of 49 | Posted by: Jamie Brisbin - CINCINNATI, OH

“David was everything you would expect as a teammate and friend.May he Rest in Peace, and God Bless Ann, and the boys. ”
38 of 49 | Posted by: Jani Trupovnieks - Knoxville, TN

“David James was the epitome of integrity. I've known David for nearly 40 years and tried to be as good a friend, father, husband and person as David....Read More »
39 of 49 | Posted by: Glenn Streno - Knoxville, TN

“RIP, DJ. You were always my standard of a solid West-Side guy - easy-going, loved your family, loved your sports, always worked hard and gained...Read More »
40 of 49 | Posted by: Bernie Joyce - Cincinnati, OH

“There are two things I always remember about David. When my oldest son was in grade school some boy was picking on him. David told the kid if you...Read More »
41 of 49 | Posted by: Mary Jo Seiler - Cincinnati, OH

“One of the BEST football coaches at Lourdes when my son Sam played for the OLL Tigers! Sorry for your loss. ❤ ”
42 of 49 | Posted by: Sandra Drinkuth - Cincinnati, OH

“I worked with DJ for close to 25 years at HH. He was the definition of a gentleman. Had a great sense of humor and always made everyone feel special...Read More »
43 of 49 | Posted by: Patti Irwin - Hamilton, OH

“A wonderful person and proud Tennessee teammate. I will miss him. ”
44 of 49 | Posted by: Tim Rumsey - colfax, NC

“May you please find comfort from the powerful words written in the Bible at Matthew 5:4 during this time.. "Happy are those who mourn since they will...Read More »
45 of 49 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for your loss, David was a pleasure to work with for many years I was at Harte Hanks ”
46 of 49 | Posted by: Kacy Cochrane - Austin, TX

“So sorry Pat and family. ”
47 of 49 | Posted by: Becky Wessendarp Haehnle - OH

“My thoughts and prayers for David's family at this difficult time. I had the honor of knowing and working with David for nearly 20 years. He will be...Read More »
48 of 49 | Posted by: Bill Kokos - Mechanicsburg, PA

“David was committed to everything he turned his hand to. A great colleague ”
49 of 49 | Posted by: Robert Howells - Wyckoff, NJ


JAMES, David Andrew passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 55 years of age after a hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer. Beloved husband of Ann James (nee Rengering) for 26 years. Loving father of Ryan, Christopher and Andrew James. Devoted son of Carole (Bob) Rinear and the late Dan James. Dear brother of Dan (Mary), Chris (Tim) Lysaght, Joni (Ron) Gerdes, Tim (Julie) and Pat (Meg). Dear son-in-law of Margaret and John Rengering and brother-in-law of Clare (Bill) Fox, Ellen (Ward) Maresca, David (Annie) Rengering, Stacy (Jim) Shumate, Paul (Barb) Rengering, Alan (Becky) Rengering and Joani (Steve) Means. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Graduate of Elder High School and The University of Tennessee. Shortly after graduating from UT, David started his career working for Harte Hanks- he was still working for them at the time of his death. After playing high school and college football David took his passion for football and used it to coach at his grade school, Our Lady of Lourdes for 33 years. There he taught his players the value of hard work and being a team. He gave endless hours to the football program-often getting to the field before the sun was up and staying well after the games were over to ensure the day ran smoothly. Known to all as DJ, he brought people together. When he was in a room people gravitated to him to talk sports or to just drink a beer. He was a family man who supported his three sons in whatever they tried. Visitation MEYER FUNERAL HOME, 5864 Bridgetown Road on Sunday from 2:00PM-6:00PM. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2832 Rosebud Dr. at 10:30AM. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave, Ste 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or Andrew James Education Fund at 5th/3rd Bank. www.bjmeyer.com