John Nathan James, 70, died at his residence on Oriel Rodgers Rd in Girard on June 28, 2019. John loved his home of 30 plus years in Carmel Valley, California and was passionate about his plants, exploring the Big Sun coast, hiking Yosemite and supporting wildlife. He enjoyed his work at Los Laureles Lodge in the Valley and worked there until Parkinson's Disease robbed him of his ability to carry on. John graduated from Liberty High School, studied at YSU, served honorably in the U.S. Army, traveled the United States extensively, and was an avid reader. He leaves two sisters, Kathy and Gyn and five nephews, Shawn, Shane, Jim, Tom, and Johnny. He leaves his two life companions Lila Albino, and Pete Spigler. We Will miss him. He is at peace. Visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send any expressions of sympathy to the family.