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James Franklin Sbelgio

September 6, 1963 — September 19, 2023


James Franklin Sbelgio, 60, of Tiffin, died Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at his residence.

James was born September 6, 1963, in Auburn, New York, to Frank A. and Elaine G. (Wyant) Sbelgio, and his mother survives in Tiffin.

Other survivors include his mother, a son, Vincent Sbelgio of the United States Air Force, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, who followed in his father’s footsteps in the U.S. Airforce; a brother, Steven (Kim) Sbelgio of Auburn, NY; a sister, Nancy Sbelgio of Tiffin; and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frank A. “Frank Barber” Sbelgio.

James was a 1981, graduate of Williamsport Area High School and Jim will always be remembered as a loving and devoted father, son, and friend.  He served honorably in the United States Airforce before pursuing a career as an industrial electrician at National Machinery.  Jim enjoyed nothing more than a day on the water fishing or a Sunday spent at a Cleveland Browns game (even if they would often let him down).  James will be commemorated as a generous and kind man who always made his home feel like a home for everyone.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Memorial Mass will be 10:30 am Thursday, September 28, 2023, at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church, Auburn, New York.

Arrangements have been entrusted to TRAUNERO FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 214 S. Monroe St. Tiffin, Ohio 44883 (419) 447-3113.

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St. Hyacinth Catholic Church

61 Pulaski Street
Auburn, NY 13021

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