Dayton's Merchandiser Stirratt Passes Away
March 10, 2008,
Memorial services were held here for James Stirratt, 63, who died Feb. 22 after battling osteosarcoma.
"I worked for him for 10 years, and in my entire career he was a most supportive person as well as being a risk taker," noted Joel Kaplan, now a consultant but previously director of trend merchandising for Dayton's. "He built the home business, was always looking for the 'next' direction, and moved people along. He was a caring person and an entrepreneur."
Stirratt is survived by his wife of 41 years, Arlene, four sons, four grandchildren, his mother and a brother.
Memorials may be sent to the Mayo Clinic cancer research program, The Nature Conservancy or the North Shore Health Care Foundation.