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In remembrance – Father James J. Reymann

In Remembrance

June 14, 2022

In remembrance – Father James J. ReymannThe wake for Father James J. Reymann will begin with vespers at 3 p.m. June 20 in St. Patrick Church, 512 North Main St., Wellington. Presiding will be Bishop Martin Amos, retired bishop of Davenport, Iowa. Homilist will be Father David Trask, St. Patrick pastor.

Bishop Edward Malesic will be the principal celebrant of the funeral Mass at 11 a.m. June 21 in St. Patrick Church. Auxiliary Bishop emeritus Roger Gries will be the homilist.

Father Reymann, a senior priest-retired, died June 12 at age 98.

He was born James Jerome Reymann on April 17, 1924 to the late Charles and Salome Mary (Zaber). Father Reymann was educated at Annunciation School and St. Vincent High School, both in Akron; University of Detroit in Detroit, Michigan; John Carroll University in University Heights; Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland; St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad, Indiana; and Saint Mary Seminary in Cleveland.

Archbishop Edward Hoban ordained him to the priesthood for service to the Diocese of Cleveland on May 24, 1958.

After ordination, Father Reymann’s first assignment was as a full-time faculty member of Borromeo Seminary in Wickliffe.

On Jan. 15, 1976, he was named pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Wellington. In addition, he served as member of the Diocesan Building Commission beginning Sept. 13, 1979, and as dean for the Lorain County Deanery, effective June 1, 1986.

Father Reymann retired on Feb. 28, 2016.

Those who knew him said he will be remember for his kind smile, love of the priesthood, faithful service and commitment to the people of his parish, as well as his faithful dog companion who was by his side most of his life.

Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Wellington.

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