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James E. Maytas, Jr.

July 17, 1968 — April 14, 2024

Boardman

Boardman - James E. Maytas, Jr., 55, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at his home. 

 Jim was born July 17, 1968 in Youngstown, Ohio, a son of James and Donna (Aey) Maytas. 

 He graduated from Struthers High School in 1986. After graduation, Jim enlisted in the US Navy, serving from 1987 to 1993 and during the Gulf War. He served on the USS Portsmouth (SSN 707) submarine. During his time in the military, Jim received the Navy Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, the Navy "E" Award, letters of commendations, and the enlisted Submarine Service Insignia, and the enlisted Scuba Diver Insignia. 

 After his time in the service, Jim worked as a financial manager for several dealerships in California before returning to the Mahoning Valley. He worked as a financial manager for Mark Thomas Ford in Cortland for seven years before his weight lifting accident which left him a quadriplegic in 2011. 

 Before his accident, Jim enjoyed motor biking and dancing. In his free time, Jim enjoyed painting and drawing.

 Jim was a devoted son, father, grandfather, and brother. He enjoyed spending time with his family and enjoyed hosting friends and family at his home.

 Jim is survived by his mother, Donna J. Maytas of Struthers; three children, Christopher J. Maytas of Boardman, Gabriella (Shawn Mellott) Maytas of Austintown, and Jeremy D. Maytas of Providence, RI; and a grandson, Cylus A. Mellott; a brother, Christopher (George L. Chako, Jr. ) Maytas of Akron, OH; and a sister, Kimberly (Martin Planey) Maytas of Austintown; his former wife, Margaret A. Maytas of Providence, RI; four nieces, Hannah Planey, Abigail Planey, Madalyn Planey, and his goddaughter Kara Planey, all from Austintown; dear friends, George T. (Beth) Syrianoudis of Canfield, OH, Mike (Tanya) Floros of CA, and Todd (Wendy) Kennedy of Palm Coast, FL and Amber Rouse of Austintown, OH. 

Besides his father, James E. Maytas, Sr., Jim was preceded in death by a daughter, Sophia Rose Maytas. 

Family and friends may call on Sunday, April 21, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Monday, April 22, 2024, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, 11 Spring Street in Struthers. There will be a prayer service on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Our Savior Parish at St. Nicholas Church, 764 Fifth Street in Struthers with Fr. Philip Rogers officiating. Military honors will follow at the church.

 The family would like to thank Jim's caregivers, Sandy, Berta, and Desiree, for the love, care, and support that they gave Jim and his family during this time. 

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Prayer Service

Thursday, April 22, 0224

10:30 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

Davidson-Becker Funeral Home

11 Spring Street, Struthers, OH 44471

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Visitation

Sunday, April 21, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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11 Spring Street, Struthers, OH 44471

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Visitation

Monday, April 22, 2024

9:30 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

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11 Spring Street, Struthers, OH 44471

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Mass

Monday, April 22, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Christ our Savior Parish at St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church

5th Street, Struthers, OH 44471

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