James A Hiss

May 20, 1942 ~ July 18, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

James Hiss Obituary

James A. Hiss

Age 81, of North Canton, died July 18, 2023 following an extended illness. Born in Cleveland he had lived in North Canton most of his life. He was a graduate of Berea High School, the University of Cincinnati where he earned an BSME degree and Akron University where he earned an MBA degree. He retired from the Timken Company in 2002 working as a mechanical engineer. In retirement he enjoyed driving school busses for Plain Local Schools. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in North Canton, the Canton Jaycees, the North Canton Jaycees, and the North Canton Republicans. He was also an active participant in Boy Scouts of America events. Jim is survived by his wife, Patricia (Dalton) Hiss of the home; son, Ronald Hiss of Cleveland; daughter, Michelle Wagler of North Canton; brother: Timothy (Virginia) Hiss of Bristol, TN.; sister: Susan (James) Budiscak of North Canton; grandchildren: Mackenzie Wagler and J.D. Wagler. He was preceded in death by his daughter: Dawn Marie Hiss who died in 1966. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 10:00 AM in St. Paul Catholic Church with Fr. John Keehner as celebrant. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends may call Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 PM in the Wackerly Funeral Home. A special thank you to University Hospital Seidman Cancer Center team of outstanding physicians that included Dr. Lavertu, Dr. Rezaee, Dr. Pasel, Dr. Yao and Dr. Burkitt. Also, a thank you to Dr. Ramsey (Ohio Head and Neck) for his referral. Donations may be made in his name to St. Paul Catholic Church, 241 South Main Street, North Canton, OH. 44720. Personal condolences are invited on line at

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July 23, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wackerly Funeral Home
1375 Market Ave North
Canton, OH 44714

Mass of Christian Burial
July 24, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Paul Catholic Church
241 South Main Street
North Canton, OH 44720


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