James H Ainsworth, 88, of Elgin passed away on March 23, 2017 in his home. He was born on February 13, 1929 in Chicago, IL the son of Frederich and Madeline Ainsworth. James was a Veteran, and had served in the US Army, achieving the Rank of Sergeant. James had worked 36 years for the US Government prior to retirement. He was an Antique Car Enthusiast, and loved to travel. James was a member of the American Legion Post # 57 in Elgin. Survivors include his close friend of 47 years: Olda Cordero; and numerous friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday April 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin Burial with Honors will follow at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 9:00 AM until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. For information, 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.