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James A. Gourley

May 8, 1943 — September 25, 2023

James A. Gourley, 80, passed away Monday September 25, 2023 at Trumbull Regional Medical Center.

James was born on May 8, 1943 in Brookville, PA, a son of the late Glenn and Ruth Gourley.

He was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and worked at General Motors until he retired in April of 2002. He was a car enthusiast and loved going to all the car shows.

James will be deeply missed by his daughter, Kimberly (Rob Holland) Gourley; grandchildren, Jamison Goss, Shaina Albright, and Jana (Joe Merrell) Gourley; great-granddaughter, Nina Johnson; sister, Arlene Dawson; and long-time companion, Denise Machamer.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Brenda Gourley; sister, Ilene Mansell; brother, Arnold Gourley; niece Laurie Dawson; former wife, Dolores Gourley; and his best friend since kindergarten, Gene Green.

Per James’ wishes, there will be no calling hours or services and cremation was entrusted with Lane Family Funeral Homes – Shafer Winans Chapel in Cortland.

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