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FOREMAN, James Joseph, 83, of Tipp City, died August 27, 2016. Born December 24, 1932, to the late Mary Kathryn Foreman Ryan & Jay W. Foreman. Jim was preceded in death by his stepfather, Frederick Ryan; brother, Thomas Ryan; son, David Foreman; twin infant granddaughters; and nephew, Joe Ryan. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Lurene; daughter, Lynda Ehret; daughter-in-law, Erica Foreman; grandchildren: Andrew (Staff Sergeant USAF), Melanie, Alan, Natalie; six children from his first marriage: James, Deborah, Benjamin, Andrea, Kathy, Tom, & grandchildren; two brothers, Richard (Pam) & Jerry (Donnie) Ryan; sister-in-law, Nancy Ryan; numerous nieces & nephews. Jim was an electrical engineer at WPAFB for 32 years where he earned two AF Civilian Meritorious Service medals & numerous other awards for service to his country. Jim was honored as a Kentucky Colonel & belonged to the Association of Old Crows, American & Miami Valley Iris Societies. He loved showing his beautiful iris, especially when tour buses of iris growers visited. He also proudly displayed the 4' lighted, four-sided dollhouse he made for Lynda. Other passions included computers, photography, tropical fish, his cats, & space. After retiring, he worked for Loral in Yonkers, NY. He held various community positions & was involved with the Dayton Air Show for several years. Jim was very active in Tipp City & Vandalia Butler STEM programs & thoroughly enjoyed teaching kids, as well as judging area high school science fairs. Jim loved following NASA, printing pictures & articles of their missions, & sharing with anyone who would listen! Graveside service September 2 at 1:00 at the Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery, 8135 N. Dixie Dr., Dayton, OH 45414. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southwest Ohio JDRF. Arrangements by the GEORGE C. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, “Northridge Chapel,“ 5040 Frederick Pike, Dayton.