James A. Zirkle

Born: Mon., Mar. 21, 1938
Died: Tue., Jan. 28, 2014

Funeral Service

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12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 07, 2014
Location: Macomber Lodge at Pearson Part

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James Zirkle, 75, died Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Mercy-St. Charles Hospital after a long battle with COPD and heart disease. Jim was self-employed for over 45 years in the Jerusalem Township/Curtice area as Jim’s Canvas and Upholstery and later as Golden Needle Canvas and Upholstery. Known to his friends as “Old Man Canvas”, Jim took great pride in his canvas and upholstery work. Jim had the ingenuity, skills, ambition and determination to turn a quonset hut building into a complete and beautiful home. Jim enjoyed life, his family and friends, especially his “Hi-Low” poker buddies to the fullest.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, DiAnne, beloved sister Carol (Roy) Pelfrey-Coffmann, beloved children, Debi (George) Wolfe, Christopher Zirkle; step-children, Dean (Laura) Masztak, Denice (John) Masztak-Thomas and Deena Masztak; grandchildren, Barbie (Bryan) Peterson, Christopher (Emily) Sheer, Rachel, Benjamin, Nicholas and Jennifer Masztak; niece Candy Pelfrey, nephew, Michael Pelfrey; many great-grandchildren; aunts; uncles; relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Zirkle, mother, Helen Sommers and stepfather, Floyd Sommers.

A Memorial Gathering will be held at Macomber Lodge, Pearson Park, 4999 Navarre Avenue, Oregon, Ohio, 43616 on Friday February 7, 2014 from noon until 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Toledo Area Humane Society or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Paul E. Millen
   Posted Fri January 31, 2014
Jim will always be remembered as a very giving person he had done a lot for me through the years. He always seemed happy and could bring a smile to your face.

My condolences to DiAnne and to all of the people that will miss him.

Maureen and Jim Strall
   Posted Mon February 03, 2014

You are all in my prayers for strength, comfort and peace. You and Jim have shared such a special life, working together and enjoying your free time together. I have always admired your marriage and strong family relationships, strength and genuine kindness.

Sincerest sympathy,
Maureen and Jim Strall

Phoebe Ballard
   Posted Mon February 03, 2014

I am so sorry to hear about Jim. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I wish you much peace, comfort, and love in the days ahead.

Phoebe Ballard

Christine Keller
   Posted Tue February 04, 2014
Dear DiAnne,

So sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, DiAnne. May he rest in peace and may you be comforted by the sweet memories and life the two of you had together.

Christine Keller

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