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JAMES P. LOTTIER SR

YOUNGSTOWN – James P. Lottier Sr., “a man and friend for all seasons,” was born April 18, 1915, in Youngstown, and departed his blessing on March 24, 2011. He was the son of Charles and Icea Lottier.

Mr. Lottier graduated from South High School in 1934 and received his B.S. from Wilberforce University in 1938. During his high school years, Mr. Lottier played Varsity football and basketball. He holds the distinction of being the first African American to play quarterback in the Youngstown public school system. He was selected for the All City Football Teams in 1932 and 1933 and received Honorable Mention on the Ohio All State Football Team in 1933. Mr. Lottier also played Varsity football at Wilberforce University and was selected to the National Negro College All American Team in 1938.

Mr. Lottier was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1945. Mr. Lottier served as Physical and Program Director of the West Federal Street YMCA from 1946 through 1971; during these years, he was a life changing force in the lives of many young men and women.

Mr. Lottier was employed by the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority from 1971 until his retirement. During this period, he held various positions which included Manager of Westlake Terrace Homes, Social Services Coordinator, General Housing Manager, and Director of Housing Management.

As a community volunteer, Mr. Lottier served as a member of the Mayor’s Human Relations Committee under former Mayors Anthony Flask and Jack C. Hunter; the Citizen’s Advisory Committee of Choffin Career Center; Family Life Education for the Youngstown Public Schools; Mahoning County Head Start Parent Advisory Committee and The Casework Practitioners; member of the Board of Directors for The Mahoning County Nutrition Program for the Elderly, Mahoning County Council on Aging, Visiting Nurses Association, and The Easter Seal Society.

Throughout his career, Mr. Lottier received numerous awards, including The United Negro College Fund “Distinguished Leadership Award,” the YMCA “Dedicated Service Award, and he was one of the first elected members of The Ebony Hall of Fame and the Curbstone Coaches Hall of Fame.

Mr. Lottier was a lifelong member of St. Andrewes A.M.E. Church, where he served as a member of the Board of Trustees. He was Mason (Covenant Lodge No. 59), member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and The Roberts Deliberating Club for over 60 years.

Mr. Lottier was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, nephew and his wife, Pauline.

He leaves to cherish his memory, son James P. Lottier Jr.; grandson Michael (Crystal) Lottier; great-grandchildren, Lauren Lottier, Jaron Howell and Kenneth Coleman; nephews Allen (Lilly) Bogan, Hance and Hayden Dennis; three nieces, Judy, Jackie and Jean Dennis; and a host of friends and extended family.

Calling hours will be held on March 30, from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Andrewes A.M.E. Church, 521 W. Earle Ave., Youngstown, OH 44511. The Masonic Lodge will hold a special service at 7:30 p.m. at the church.

Going home services will be held March 31, at St. Andrewes A.M.E. Church with viewing from 10 to 11 a.m. and services starting at 11 a.m.

Professional services of comfort were entrusted to the Sterling-McCullough Williams Funeral Home.


Guestbook Entries

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“I miss you gramps:( Love you..”

 » Lauren on May 17, 2011

“To the Lottier family Mr Lottier tought me how to swim at the West federal YMCA as a young man.He was very nice to my mother in her declining years as she lived in the apartment on West Federal. I will always remember our talks as I was at YSU about giving back after I finished collage and become a man. Sam Freeman JR Tucson AZ”

 » Sam Freeman JR on April 1, 2011

“You will be sadly missed, Thanks for your guidance and leadership and may GOD Bless the fammily during their time of bereavement.”

 » darryl royal on March 31, 2011

“To the Lottier family ( Jimmy Jr.) My sincerist sympathies. Your Dad taught me to swim at the West Federal ST YMCA and was encouraging in suggesting that I do well in school and seek additional education beyond high school. With his thoughts in mind, I completed both a technical and Bachelors degrees which served me and my family well and through retirement. Regards,and best wishes to the family. ”

 » Lawson Booker III on March 31, 2011

“Michael, my deepest condolences to you and your family. You all are in my prayers!”

 » Robin Thornton Woodberry on March 31, 2011

“Mr. Lottier was a hellava man, giving, thoughtful, caring, concerned, a true role model....He will be missed by all who knew him”

 » Karen Johnson-Croft on March 30, 2011

My Leader, My Leader

“I come to pay my respect to a man who served as a "Perfect" role model for me as a child growing up in Youngstown. Mr. Lottier always encouraged me to keep on keeping on and never give up. Young people always knew that there stood a mentor, advocate and supporter when it came to Mr. Lottier. He will be sadly missed. Thank you for all you have done for me and every young person whom you supported. ”

 » Hon. Kevin A. Tarpley, I on March 29, 2011

Mr.

“I like to give my condolesences to the Lottier Family,remembering all the years and great times and mentoring Mr. Lottier provided to me and many other youth who grew up at the "Old YMCA" Mr.Lottier will no doubt be missed by too many people to count. May the Lord bless and keep you all at this time and forever more.Eugene & amd Mary McMullen ”

 » Eugene McMullen on March 29, 2011

“I send peace and love toward the Lottier family. Time can not diminish the kindness your father has shown to many; including the Dykes family. ”

 » Joyece Dykes Anderson on March 29, 2011

OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES

“To: The Lottier Family. May God Bless and Keep you all in His Loving Care. He was a great person and man.I'm very glad that I had the chance to know him 4 may year's. Mr. Lottier is home with his loving wife;(Mrs. Polly). We the MORGAN FAMILY WILL MISS MR.L VERY MUCH.”

 » Lisa S.Reed-Baker, Rita J. Morgan and Antonio V. Baker jr. on March 29, 2011

OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES

“To: The Lottier Family. May God Bless and Keep you all in His Loving Care. He was a great person and man.I'm very glad that I had the chance to know him 4 may year's. Mr. Lottier is home with his loving wife;(Mrs. Polly). We the MORGAN FAMILY WILL MISS MR.L VERY MUCH.”

 » Lisa S.Reed-Baker, Rita J. Morgan and Antonio V. Baker jr. on March 29, 2011

“I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE MY CONDOLESCENCES TO THE LOTTIER FAMILY, I REMEMBER HIM AT THE YMCA, WE HAD A LOT OF GREAT TIMES THERE, ESPECIALLY THE PRINCESS BALL. HE WAS A GREAT MAN. MAY GOD KEEP HIS ARMS AROUND YOUR FAMILY IN YOUR HOUR OF NEED.”

 » SANDRA BETTERS-NADAL on March 29, 2011

“To the Lottier family Mr. Lottier was a very great and kind man and indeed will be missed. May the Lord bless and keep you all at this time and forever more. ”

 » Chithea Summers-Robinson on March 29, 2011


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