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James R. Britt
Served As U.S. Army Helicopter Pilot In Vietnam And Germany
Age 70
Born: September 26, 1946   Died: March 29, 2017

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James R. Britt, age 70, of Willard, and formerly of Lorain, passed away on the evening of Wednesday March 29, 2017 while a patient at the Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital. Born in Lorain on September 26, 1946, Jim had been a resident of Lorain for most of his life prior to moving to Willard in 2007.

A 1964 graduate of Lorain High School, he later received his Associate’s Degree in Computer Programming from Lorain County Community College.

Jim was a veteran of the United States Army where he fulfilled duty assignments as a helicopter pilot attached to the 196th Aviation Company during two tours of duty in Vietnam. At the time of his discharge, he held the rank of Chief Warrant Officer II and was the recipient of the Viet Nam Campaign Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with one Palm.

For more than twenty-five years he was employed as a computer programmer for Lorain National Bank where he ultimately was promoted to Executive Vice President. He completed the last fifteen years of his career as a computer programmer for First Federal Savings of Lorain.

Jim was a forty-year member of Lorain Elks Lodge 1301 as well as a member of American Legion Post # 514 of Willard.

In his free time he enjoyed lake fishing and boating. Additional interests included both water and snow skiing as well as lumbering. He also displayed an aptitude for carpentry and crafted a variety of projects using those talents.

He is survived by his wife of ten years Betteann (nee Seel), daughter Amy (Ross) Kohlmyer of Lorain, son Brian (Jennifer)  Britt of Avon, and step-son Kevin (Jennifer) Harpham of Fairlawn. Additional survivors include grandchildren Aiden, Connor, Owen, Timothy, and Kate, sister Judy Baker of Huber Heights, and brother Richard (Diane) Britt of Amherst. He also leaves several nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his first wife Janice (nee Morehart) in 2000, and by his parents Robert and Ethel (nee Klesa) Britt.




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