James J. Carlisle, 90, of New Philadelphia, died Friday June 21, 2013 in Schoenbrunn Health Care, at New Philadelphia following a period of declining health. A son of the late James C. and Helen (Raymond) Carlisle, Jim was born October 12, 1922, in Goshen, Ohio. Jim graduated from Midvale High School in 1940. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in Company K, 71st infantry Combat Regiment 44th Division, during World War II. Jim was stationed in the European Theater during the war and was a recipient of a Bronze Star Medal. During his younger years, Jim worked as a coal miner for the former Midvale Coal Mine. He eventually retired from General Electric where he worked as a machinist. Jim was a member of Community of Christ Church, at New Philadelphia. He enjoyed gardening and was an avid fisherman with his favorite outings being with his son in Canada.
He is survived by two children, Sandra “Joey” (companion Jim Kromenacker) Hanchette, of Dover and Jim (Deb) Carlisle of New Philadelphia; three grandchildren, Ben (Andrea) Carlisle of Norton, Ohio, Courtney Carlisle, of New Philadelphia and Richard E. (Tracey) Hanchette, III of Cleveland; two brothers, Joseph (Helen) Carlisle of Atwood Lake and Daniel Carlisle of Goshen; sisters June Crites of Gnaden, Wanda (Ed) Golder and Marge (Donald) Levengood, of the Goshen area, and Linda (Bob) Edie of Columbus; and many nieces and nephews. In addtition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his wife Janice Mae Carlisle, who passed away on April 10, 2013; a brother Thomas Carlisle and two sisters Dorothy Hibbs and Faye Meese.
There will be no calling hours and a graveside service with military honors will be held on Monday June 24, 2013, at Ridgecrest Memory Gardens. Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and view an online memorial by visiting the funeral home website- www.geibcares.com. Contributions may be made in memory of James to the Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Ave. SW New Philadelphia, OH 44663.