James A. Garrod 1937-2021

SALEM — James A. Garrod, 83, died Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Salem Regional Medical Center.

James was born Dec. 20, 1937, in East Palestine, son of the late Mirl and Helen F. Brook Garrod.

He was a 1955 graduate of East Palestine High School and later attended Salem Trade School. During trade school, he began working for E.W. Bliss Company.

Jim currently worked at Simmers Crane Design and Services for more than 34 years and was currently project manager. He previously worked at Steel Valley Crane and Republic Steel.

Jim served in the U.S. Navy Reserve for 10 years.

Jim was a life member of Salem Elks Lodge 305. Some of his joys were doing yardwork and taking care of his vehicles.

In the earlier years, he enjoyed many activities with his wife, Carol Ann, such as ballroom dancing, boating and water skiing. They also took up roller skating lessons and competitions in both figures and dance for 14 years. After that, they became members of the Salem Fitness Club for 26 years.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carol Ann Booth Garrod of Salem, whom he married Aug. 21, 1960.

There will be no services or calling hours.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services. To view James’ obituary, send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

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