James John Humenik

Date of Death: August 26, 2020
Humenik Funeral Chapel
14200 Snow Road
Brook Park, OH 44142
216-265-8700 | Map
Monday 8/31, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Humenik Funeral Chapel
14200 Snow Road
Brook Park, OH 44142
216-265-8700 | Map
Monday 8/31, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Wendelin Church
Tuesday 9/1, 10:30 am
Holy Cross Cemetery
14609 Brookpark Road
Brook Park, OH 44142
Tuesday 9/1

JAMES JOHN HUMENIK age 50 of Cleveland, passed away peacefully August 26, 2020 while surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born to his beloved parents Joseph Sr. & Mary (deceased) (nee Dziak). Dear brother of Marilyn Humenik Swayngim, Marianne (Pat) Allen, Joseph Jr., Michael, John (deceased), and Anne (Keith) Powers. Loving uncle to many niecesContinue Reading

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Ann Shepard Misconish left a message on September 16, 2020:
Anne and Marilyn and families, So very sorry for everyone’s loss. May your brother Rest In Peace! Prayers for all! Ann Shepard Misconish
Robert & Margaret Weitzel left a message on September 1, 2020:
Jimmy John was a miracle baby. At 4 pounds back in 1969 they probably didn’t think he’d make it but he did. He was a fighter. That’s probably why he lived to be 50 despite the heart murmur he had. he was special; a family reunion or get together wouldn’t be complete without a big hug from Jimmy John. I’m really gonna miss the little guy, he was so easy to love.
Anthony DiMarino left a message on September 1, 2020:
Jimmy John, It was always a pleasure seeing you at family gatherings. We unfortunately dud not know each other well. But, I know that family was important to you. You definitely left a positive mark in this world. My thoughts and prayers go out to your loved ones during this difficult time. Goodbye and rest in peace. Love, Anthony DiMarino
Jim Gibian, CLS '71 left a message on September 1, 2020:
Joe, So very sorry to hear about your brother. My prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Judy Thiede left a message on August 31, 2020:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you always be flooded with special memories of Jim. Our condolences, Jimmy and Judy Thiede
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Roseann (Medwetz) Strazinsky left a message on August 31, 2020:
I am sorry to read of Jim's passing and so young...God wanted him to be in heaven with HIM. At this time, I am grieving my husband, Steve's death who died July 6, 2020..at 97. I know the loss the Humenik family are feeling right now. May Jim rest in peace with our Lord. I went to school with Rosemary Humenik at St. Wendelin's church and we graduated in 1947.. give her my best. Rosemany, Maryann Michalsky and I were in my husband's first wedding photo standing on the top step, outside of the church after we sang for Steve's wedding. I found Steve's wedding photos and was very surprised that I sang for my husband's first marriage. My grandmother, Anna Berger lived in the alley where Rosemary's backyard was when she lived on West 20th. I am- Roseann (Medwetz) Strazinsky of Fairfield Glade, TN
Fr. Ken Breen, O. de M. left a message on August 31, 2020:
Dear Family, It is certainly with sadness that we must entrust our beloved Jimmy John to our longed for dwelling place, the house of our Heavenly Father and our Savior Jesus in union with the Holy Spirit And with our Lady and all the Angels and Saints, we can’t help but also be encouraged in the lasting joy our beloved Jimmy John shares in that wonderful dwelling place of Heaven. We ponder and cherish So many memories and I’m particularly uplifted in the choice of the second reading for tomorrow’s celebration of unión in the Paschal Mystery: from the book of Wisdom chapter 4: “But the righteous one, though he die early, shall be at rest. For the age that is honorable comes not with the passing of time, nor can it be measured in terms of years.Rather, understanding passes for gray hair, and an unsullied life is the attainment of old age.The one who pleased God was loved,“. We love you Jimmy John. May you rejoice in eternal joy and peace. Cousin Fr. Ken Breen, O. de M.
John Gerard Breen left a message on August 31, 2020:
Dear Humenik family Cathy and I were so sad to hear of the loss of Jimmy John at such a young age. We had recently stopped by the house to see him and Uncle Joe while on a trip through Ohio to Michigan. Unfortunately no one answered the door nor responded to our call. We will however, remember the beautiful home that Jimmy spent his final years and in the closeness of his father, my Uncle Joe. The Indians may have lost an earthly fan but Jimmy John will be cheering them on from heaven and will be that “Angel in the Outfield “ when they need it most. Our condolences go out to the family and we hope you find peace in knowing he is in the good hands of the Lord. Love John and Cathy Breen Clearwater Florida.
FJ Green left a message on August 31, 2020:
Dear Anne & Family - My thoughts are with you as you navigate through this loss. I'm sure you will have many happy memories to share of Jim's short time here as time moves on, and celebrate the light he clearly brought to so many. May the Blessings Be! —FJG
Mark & Lisa Breen Family left a message on August 31, 2020:
So Jimmy John and I are close in age and without fail, we always connected at every family get together. Getting to see family at reunions when it has been so long is an adjustment at first but the first person always walking right up to me with a beaming smile on his face was my cousin Jimmy John! We had a bond that goes back to when when we were little and it didn't matter if it were 5 years or 10 years since we saw each other as it felt like we saw each other yesterday! He was truly all about family and very proud of those family relationships. I admired him in many ways for his carefree smile and the way he looked you in the eye with a purpose. He was very special and truly an Angel in our presence. Our hearts and prayers go out to the entire Humenik Family and know Jimmy John will always be treasured in our hearts. Mark & Lisa Breen Family
Laura Goodman left a message on August 30, 2020:
Jimmy was one-of-a-kind. I feel honored and blessed to have known him. My heartfelt condolences go out to my Humenik family and friends; along with yours, my heart is also breaking. It was in April, 2003 when I first spent a substantial amount of time visiting with Jimmy. My mom (Carol), Joey, Jimmy, Uncle Joe, Betty and others went on an unforgettable 14-day Panama Canal cruise which stopped at many ports and we all had a lot of fun! After my mom passed in April, 2020, Jim began to call me on a regular basis. I was grieving and so was Jim for my mom, his Aunt Carol. It helped. Yes, reaching out to talk really helps. That connection is hard to describe. But I will try. He made me feel like I was part of the family. Jim was patient, kind, loving and loved family with a passion. Jimmy's pure and kind heart, his open expressions of love through his actions of never hesitating to pick up the phone and call are undeniable. Here's an example of Jim's love. When Scott and I were on our way back to Las Vegas from Ohio in May, we stopped at my sister Carol Ann's home in Indiana. As I promised Jim, I had my sister call him on her (laptop) computer. We did a zoom call (my first) for a couple hours. I rolled my sister's laptop around her house on top of the seat of my rollator/walker with the screen facing out so Jim could see her home and also her beautiful parrot. But, he was more interested in people. I could tell from the tone in his voice he wasn't that happy that I was showing him the bird but was pleased when I returned to the other family members. Everyone had a chance to talk and visit with Jim. We all had dinner together: Jimmy via video call; Carol Ann, Bob, Scott and myself in my sister's family room. After dinner, Jimmy started calling all the family members he could get a hold of. (He was including every family member he could into this gathering. He was unstoppable, a Pro (professional) of sharing his beautiful love.) He kept dialing and leaving messages. He was happy when he started receiving call(s) back. We briefly met a few of his nieces on zoom. We were also blessed to visit with Uncle Joe and had a very interesting conversation with him that day. We learned a little bit more about Uncle Joe and it was fascinating. He spoke of his career among other topics like the upcoming possibility of Space travel. It was an extraordinary experience. And a very good one at that! Lastly, I want to share: Jimmy "traveled" across country with us. I sent pictures to his cell phone and we talked along the way, sometimes on speaker phone so Scott could visit too. Jimmy's love was so pure. I believe he was an Angel among us; now he's an Angel above us. My prayers and love will continue for Jimmy and all of your (our) family and friends, in every part of the Country and World. May we all step out of our comfort zones and be like Jim. Reach out. Call, text, send a smiley face, a heart, a joke, write a note, a card and mail it, anything... Even if it is just a brief moment, may we all be blessed by taking time to love each other. It really helps. Until we meet again, May God Bless You all.
Terry Doyle Stinson left a message on August 30, 2020:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to our dear Uncle Joe, Marilyn, Marianne Annie and Joe and to your families. We hope your cherished memories of Jimmy John will comfort you along with knowing that Jimmy's kind and sweet nature touched so many people. Your loving family has provided comfort to others in need for so many years. We hope you are aware of the warmth and love we feel for you along with our our sincere condolences.
Mary O’Malley left a message on August 30, 2020:
Please know that your entire family are in my prayers. I know, from being Marilyn’s friend, how deeply loved and tenderly cared for, Jim always was by all of you. Now, he’ll be the one caring for you from his front row place in heaven. With blessings & deepest sympathy, Mary O’Malley
Matthew left a message on August 29, 2020:
We will miss you uncle Jim. Always a joy to be around. I will miss the old days at Edgewater hanging out and our yearly game of family tag before walking to see the fireworks at Edgewater Park. From Matthew, Lindy and Hailey, rest easy.
Humenik Funeral Chapel left a message:
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