James “Jim” Wayne Varady, age 70, of Edwardsville, IL, passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at his home. Jim was born on June 8, 1947, in St. Louis, MO, a son of the late James and Emily (Pierce) Varady.
Jim was a United States Army veteran who proudly served his country. On July 27, 1966, Jim married Sharon Foland, the love of his life, in East St. Louis, IL. Jim received his bachelor degree in Earth Science from S.I.U.E. in 1980. He had retired from S.I.U.E from the grounds maintenance department after many years of dedicated service. Jim enjoyed taking trips to the Ozarks with his family. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Jim loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Jim is survived by his devoted wife of fifty-one years, Sharon Varady of Edwardsville, IL; loving children, Steven (Julie) Varady of Edwardsville, IL, Robert (Shiloy) Varady of O’Fallon, IL and Jonathan (Michelle) Varady of St. Jacob, IL; dear brother, Gerald (Kay) Varady; proud grandfather to Mary, Christopher, Nicholas, Chase, Colin, Hayden, Allison and Evan; proud great-grandfather to Kylie; extended family and many wonderful friends.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road, Glen Carbon, IL.
In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, Glen Carbon, IL, with Rev. Charles West officiating. Interment will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.
Memorial donations may be given to New Opportunities in Granite City, IL. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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