On November 20, 2009, JAMES S., beloved husband of Patricia A. (nee Baker), devoted father of Deborah Melber and husband Larry, Norman, Thomas, Robert, and William Ayres and the late Ronald Ayres, devoted son-in-law of Iva Elloff, devoted brother of Helen Thomas, Mary Grawboski and husband Steven and Helen Thomas. Also survived by twelve grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the E.F. Lassahn Funeral Home, P.A., 11750 Belair Rd (Kingvsville) on Tuesday at 10 A.M. Interment Meadowridge Memorial Park. Friends may call on Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family request that contributions be made to the Community Hospice of White Marsh, 9940 Franklin Square Dr., Suite K, Baltimore, MD 21237.