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Jim V. Ieda Jr.

November 24, 1947 September 3, 2019
Jim V. Ieda Jr.
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Ellicottville, NY - Jim Ieda, 71, from Ellicottville, NY, died from pneumonia on Tuesday evening, September 3, 2019, at the Olean General Hospital following a short hospital stay. He was born in New York, NY, son of the late James V. and Victoria (Miller) Ieda Sr. who survives. He was married to the former Annette Rowley, who survives. Jim taught music for 34 years at Lake Shore Central School in Angola after receiving his Masters in Music Education from Fredonia University. He and Annette then moved to Ellicottville, where they taught snowboarding for 7 years and became music ministers for the Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church. During their 48 years of marriage, the Iedas hosted 18 exchange students from Europe and Asia. They traveled extensively both in the US and Europe, and performed concerts locally with their talented family. In addition to performing three piano concerts with the Orchard Park Symphony, Jim also played percussion with the group. Jim loved snowboarding, skiing, sailing, reading, dabbling in the stock market, windsurfing, and toy trains. With his family, he gave concerts for local fundraisers and special occasions. He also taught private piano students long into his retirement. Until his FTD dementia slowed him down, Jim was a prominent citizen in the Angola and later on in the Ellicottville communities. Jim will be dearly missed by all those who knew him.
Besides his mother and loving wife of 48 years, Jim is survived by two sons, Christopher (Carrie) Ieda and James (Anneke) Ieda III, and a daughter, Juliette Keddie, and brother Edward (Beverly) Ieda. Also surviving are grandchildren; Victoria Ieda, Martin Ieda, Aiden and Ava Ieda, Matthew Keddie, and Benjamin Keddie.
A memorial service will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Holy Name of Mary RC Church in Ellicottville, NY. In lieu of flowers, please feel invited to honor Jim's memory by donating to the Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, a group which provided some free respite care to the Ieda family during the past year of Jim's illness, or to FTD Research.
Arrangments are under the direction of Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 411 Rock City St. in Little Valley, NY.

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10:00 AM 9/21/2019 10:00:00 AM
Holy Name of Mary RC Church

22 Jefferson St.
Ellicottville, NY 14731

Holy Name of Mary RC Church
22 Jefferson St. Ellicottville 14731 NY
United States

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WNY Alzheimer's Association

FTD Research


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