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James F. ‘Jim’ Porcello Jr.

October 3, 1951 — June 16, 2020

On June 16, 2020, James F. ‘Jim’ Porcello Jr., loving husband and father of two children, passed away unexpectedly at his home. Born in October of 1951 to James and Elizabeth Porcello, he attended Brush High School in Cleveland, OH and graduated from Purdue University in 1974 with a degree in Engineering. He received a Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School in 1977. After a year working at the Office of the Ohio Attorney General, Jim worked as an attorney specializing in patent and trademark law, eventually becoming a partner at the law firm of Emch, Schaffer, Schaub & Porcello Co. in Toledo, OH. As a litigator, he tried numerous cases in federal court and was counselor to Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries. He served as the President of the Toledo Hearing and Speech Center and was active with the Toledo Humane Society. Jim loved music and played saxophone in rock bands and the Purdue University marching band. He was also a devoted, lifelong Cleveland Browns fan no matter the outcome, a perfect demonstration of his overall spirit of generosity and loyalty.

Jim is survived by his wife of 48 years Lorri Porcello of Lambertville, MI, daughter Eve Porcello (Alex Banks) of Tahoe City, CA, son Thomas Porcello (Evelyn Porcello) and granddaughter Kiera of Lake Park, FL, mother Elizabeth Porcello of Madison, OH, father-in-law Don Patton of Mentor, OH, and mother-in-law Ruby Patton of Mentor, OH. He is preceded in death by his father James Porcello and sister Carol Porcello.

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