James Pokas

June 16, 1964 - March 23, 2022

06/16/1964 - 03/23/2022

James Pokas, 57 of Martins Ferry, OH, formerly of Los Angeles, CA, died Wednesday March 23, 2022.

He was born June 16, 1964 in Bellaire, Ohio, a son of Betty (Gatchel) and the late Calvin Pokas.

James was a member of the First Methodist Church of Martins Ferry. James graduated from Martins Ferry High School  and Miami University. He later went on to The Ohio State University, where he earned his Master’s degree.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brother, John (Jane) Pokas; sister, Judy (Duane) Mayles; his uncle, Paul Pokas; four nieces and nephews and one great-niece.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of donor’s choice by going to TMCFunding.com

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Jane Oakley
9 months ago

I’m so sorry. I just found out this week. I went to Ohio State with Jim, in the Sociology program. I lost touch with him, and heard from another student that Jim had moved to CA. We spent a lot of time together that first year. Jim was a wonderful, funny young man. I saw him daily as we were living in the same grad student building; he was so kind and supportive of me. He was on my mind earlier this week, and through Google search, found out about his passing. He was respected and loved.

Norma Fletcher
11 months ago

Miss you Jim.

Linda L. Hull
1 year ago

Betty, I’m so sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved your children and how hard this must be.

William G Wagner
1 year ago

Mrs. Pokas, John and Judy I am so sorry for your loss. Jim would always stop and say hello when ever he saw me, I remember him in track.

Mark Roberts
1 year ago

I am so sorry Betty, John and Judy. As you know Jim and I went to school since kindergarten. We were in scouts together many years and he was my best man at my wedding and my best friend. I am so shocked and words are not enough to express my deepest sorrow. May God bless you and keep you in this terrible time.

Norma Fletcher
1 year ago

My deepest condolences to Jim’s family. He was a wonderful, smart, funny guy. I will always have the fondest memories.

Barry Voytecek
1 year ago

Condolences to the Pokas family. Jim was a great classmate & friend. Enjoyed speaking with Jim whenever our paths would cross. RIP.

Susan and George Stanley
1 year ago

Dear Judy , Doe and entire family, please know we are keeping you all in out thoughts and prayers. Such a difficult time for you all. Judy, you were a blessing to your brother. You are strong and you will be given peace through your faith. With love and sympathy, Susan and George

Julie Balk-Perry
1 year ago

Judy and Family,
My deepest condolences on your brother’s passing.