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James Cantwell

EAST LIVERPOOL– James A. “Jim” Cantwell, 90, of East Liverpool passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at East Liverpool City Hospital following a brief illness.

He was born in Salem, Ohio on Nov. 10, 1928 a son of the late Ralph A. “Shorty” and June Wiley Cantwell. He worked as a security guard at Mountaineer Casino and Racetrack where he started working in 1960 when it was known as Waterford Park.

He was preceded in death by his wife Beatrice E. (Wooden) Cantwell; and two brothers Marion and Robert “Bob” Cantwell.

He is survived by two daughters Pamela R. Cottrell of Weirton, WV, and Michelle Lynn Rodriguez of Kansas City, MO; three sons Harold M. Cantwell of East Liverpool, Robert J. Cantwell of East Liverpool and James R. Cantwell of Florida; two sisters Freda Cantwell of Parkersburg and Dolores Hagerman of Washington; brother Dale Cantwell of Parkersburg, WV; eight grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Sunday afternoon and evening at the Dawson Funeral Home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

Pastor Tom Adkins will conduct a funeral service Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Columbiana County Memorial Park.