James Joseph Teehan, 80, a lifelong resident of Wellington, died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, November 17, 2019. Born on August 9, 1939 in Wellington, he was the son of the late Matthew and Ellen (nee Keough) Teehan.
Jim was a 1957 Wellington High School graduate. He was a pipe fitter and mill write, working at Forest City, Lorain Shipyards, Van Dresser, and retired from US Steel. He was also a member of the Wellington Eagles and enjoyed gardening, woodworking, antiquing, and sports. Jim also enjoyed horse races at Thistledown. Jim will be remembered for his work ethic and for his vast knowledge in many areas of life. Most of all he cherished time with his family and cheering grandchildren on at their sporting events.
Survivors include his children, Maggie (Scott) Shays, of Wellington and Erin (John) Emerich, of Oberlin; grandchildren, Marleigh (Chad), Austin, Day, Emily and Reed; he was very excited to be expecting his first great grandchild; and siblings, Ellen Cottrell, Betty Farnsworth and Patrick Teehan. Jim was preceded in death by his siblings, Thomas, Matthew, Mary Margaret, John, and infant siblings, Michael, Robert Lee, and Kathleen.
Family and friends will be received on Friday, November 22, 2019 from 4-6 pm at Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, 370 S. Main Street, Wellington, where services will begin at 6 pm. Burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Well-Help, 127 Park Place, Wellington.
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