Posted by Rick Taylor on Aug 07, 2017
James Daniel (Jim) Lockshin(1924 - 2017)
James (Jim) Daniel Lockshin 1924-2017 born May 27, 1924 in Youngstown, Ohio. First son of Mary (Richstone) and Nathan Lockshin. Jim moved to Canton in 1940 and graduated from Lehman High School in 1942. He attended The Ohio State Universitybefore joining the US Army (ASTP) during World War II. After the War Jim returned to OSU to finish his degree in Business Administration. Immediately following his graduation, Jim joined his father in Canton at Golden Age Distributing Company on Cherry St. N.E.

In 1964, with the new arrival of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Jim decided to change name of his Company to FAME BEVERAGE. Jim was a vital part of acquiring new beers, craft beers, wines, specialty beverages, distributors, and territories at Fame Beverage throughout the years until its sale in 2007. He was loved and respected by all his customers and employees, many who had long careers at Fame Beverage. He especially loved feeding his crew and many trips back from Columbus meant taking a detour to Waldo, Ohio to pick up a loaf of Baloney from the G & R Tavern., and a stop at Shislers Cheese on route 30. Professionally he was a member of Temple Israel, Temple Israel Brotherhood, Canton Rotary (Paul Harris Fellow), Ohio Beer and Wine Association Board Member, Stark County Restaurant Association, Past president of the Ozark 102 Infantry Division Alumni Association, member of McKinley Lodge #431 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Canton, Hall of Fame Luncheon Club, and Honorary member Phoenician Club of Stark County. Last year he was awarded the French Legion of Honor for his service in World War II.

Our Father never met a Stranger. He was friends from all walks of life and was nice and respectful to everyone. Many wait staff all over the Fame Beverage marketing area still remember his token Silver Dollars he would give them. He helped many people in many ways, and his kindness never expected any recognition. 

Jim was married to his love of his life, Shirley (Goldenfeld) for almost 68 years; father of three children, Barbara (Bob) Ferne, Susan (Jack) Desarno, and David (Marjorie) Lockshin; eight grandchildren, Michael Desarno, Stacy Desarno Daniel, Sara Ferne Kanfer, Rachel Ferne Martinson, Samuel Lockshin, Jane Lockshin, Paul Lockshin, and Madeline Lockshin; one great-grandchild, Nathan Daniel. He was proceeded in death by his brother, Jerrold Lockshin.

Special consideration must be given to his incredible care givers who attended to him above and beyond, Mabel, Camille, Amber, Madison, Demico, Jaylanna, Sharon, Harlan, Brandon and Mercy Hospice.

Jim had an excellent sense of humor, wit and loved quotes. Some of the most notable were: 

Give me an honest day work and don't lie.
Lead follow or get out of the way
I been here twice the first and the last
When Life gives you, lemons make lemonade.
You have two ears and one mouth use them accordingly.

Funeral Services will be held TODAY at 11 a.m. at Temple Israel with Rabbi Jon Adland and Rabbi John Spitzer officiating. Interment in North Lawn Cemetery. Donations made to the Lockshin Goldenfeld Religious School Endowment fund at Temple Israel or the charity of your choice.
(Arnold 330-456-7291)
Funeral Home
Arnold Funeral Home
1517 North Market Ave. Canton, OH 44714
(330) 456-7291

Published in The Repository from Aug. 2 to Aug. 3, 2017