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James F Dombo
James F. Dombo, 95 passed away Jan. 26, 2020.
Jim was born October 28, 1924 to the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Vargo) Dombo in Tiltonsville, Ohio where he graduated in 1942.
Jim was a US Army Veteran of World War II and took part in the Battle of Okinawa then with the occupation of South Korea.
Jim earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Education from Kent State University in 1952-1953. He then joined the Springfield Local Schools and taught Mathematics and Physics until 1969, at which time he became a counselor until his retirement in 1980.
In 1962, Jim and his wife, Dorothy went to Hanau, Germany to teach with the Dept. of Defense Schools in Europe. While there, they traveled into West Berlin during the Berlin Crisis and to Russia.
Along with his parents, Jim is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Dorothy after 53 years of marriage; brothers, Joseph and Steve; and sisters, Mary, Elizabeth, Teresa and Loretta. He is survived by nieces and nephews, Barbara and Edward Benczo, Micheline and Richard Piccin, Nadja and Alan Stallings, and Mary Beth Seibel.
Friends may call at Hennessy-Bagnoli-Moore Funeral Home, 936 N. Main St., Akron (corner of N. Main St. and Mildred Ave.) Friday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm followed by a funeral service at 2:00 pm at the funeral home with Rev. Father Joseph Warner, Celebrant. Entombment will take place at Rose Hill Burial Park with military rites conducted by Firestone VFW Post 3383. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice in Jim’s name.
You are invited to hbm-fh.com to view James's tribute wall, offer condolences and share memories.
I remember Mr. Dumbo as a high school math teacher who pushed us to do our best. He was conscientious and caring. We have been fortunate to been taught by Mr. Dumbo and others like him.
June Thomsen, Class of 1960 Feb 1 2020 12:00 AM
I graduated from Springfield High School in the mid-sixties. James was my physics teacher. I recall that he wore a slide rule tie clasp sometimes but have no recollection whatsoever of his even once mentioning his service during WWII. This, of course, was the norm for men of his generation. I remember him with mixed emotions primarily because he thought I was a talented but rather lazy student. He was absolutely correct and not the only teacher at S.H.S. who thought that very thing. But we all know everything when we're eighteen. Between James Dombo and Virgil Lucas (chemistry), however, I gained a background in the physical sciences which stood me in good stead for my own 38-year career as a science and math teacher in Stark county. I taught students from seventh grade through college and received recognition from the Ohio Academy of Science in 1986. So if the true measure of any teacher is that his or her students follow in their footsteps---even perhaps going a step beyond now & then---then James Dombo lived not only a long life but a very worthwhile one indeed.
James Walker Jan 29 2020 12:00 AM
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,
May your memories of James F. Dombo, give you peace, comfort and strength
Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
and prayers to the family of .
US Army Veteran, James F. Dombo, is A True American Hero God Bless
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13
Cheryl J Skinner, Tri-State Military Veterans Museum Jan 29 2020 12:00 AM
My mother, Natalie Keller, was a guidance counselor at Springfield High School and worked with Mr. Dombo. She thought the world of him and had a great deal of respect for him. Condolences to your family.
Laura Keller McDowall Jan 29 2020 12:00 AM