Age: 84

Funeral Home: Tara Garden Chapel Funeral Home

Mr. James G. Elwer, age 84, passed away Feb. 20, 2011. Mr. Elwer was born Feb. 7, 1927 in Lima, Ohio. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a self-employed sheet metal building contractor. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto William Elwer and Dorothy Susan Federick, and his wife, Marisa Bettucii. He is survived by a son, Marco Elwer; daughter, Debbie Narey; three grandsons, Robert D. Stevens, Adam Elwer and Ryan Elwer, and a special friend, Brenda Johnson. James was one of 12 children, which included his sisters and brothers, Gertrude, Helen, Ursula, Rose Mary, Dolores, Joan, Gale, Lea and Doris Ann, Omer and Federick. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m., in the Tara Garden Chapel Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Sherwood Memorial Park will military honors. The family will receive friends at the Tara Chapel on Wednesday, Feb. 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. www.taragardenchapel.com