James Heldreth

December 24, 1921 - May 28, 2020
James Heldreth

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James Jackson Heldreth, 98, of Chester, WV, formally of East Liverpool, OH passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at East Liverpool City Hospital.

James was born on December 24, 1921 in Smithfield, WV the son of the late Wilbert C and Ethel (Dye) Heldreth.  James joined the US Marine Corps during World War II and served in the South Pacific.    He graduated from Chesbrough Seminary, which is now Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York.  Later he served for 18 years on Roberts Board of Trustees and upon resigning was elected into the Alumni Hall of Fame.  James was employed by Chrysler Corporation, Ferro Corporation and Endicott Church Furniture Inc. of Winona Lake, Indiana, where he worked  as a Sales Counselor  until he retired in 1983.   James was a member of the Free Methodist Church since 1933 and at Oakland Free Methodist Church in East Liverpool since 1941.  The college and church were his main interest in life.

James was preceded in death on March 2, 2006 by his wife, Anna, whom he married on March 14, 1941.

James is survived by one brother, Charles Heldreth of Columbiana, OH and many nieces, nephews, and cousins

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 2PM at the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Home in Calcutta, Oh with Pastor Carole Forsythe of the church officiating.  Burial will be on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 10AM in Riverview Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded.


Sunday, May 31, 2020
2:00 PM

Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes Calcutta Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, Ohio 43920


Monday, June 1, 2020
10:00 AM

Riverview Cemetery - Directions
2026 St. Clair Avenue
East Liverpool, Ohio 43920

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  • May 31, 2020
    Debbie Sines says:
    Jack and his wife Anne did many nice things for the young teens of First Free Methodist church. They were the first to visit outside of family when my son was born and brought a cake! Oh what found memories I have of them. Prayers and blessings for the family.

  • May 31, 2020
    Cheryl J Skinner, Tri-State Military Museum says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of James Jackson Heldreth, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Marine Veteran, James Jackson Heldreth, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †