James A. Gill

1943 - 2019

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James A. Gill, 75, of Bloomdale, passed away at 12:00pm on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at his residence. He was born on October 12, 1943, in Fostoria to the late Paul and Gwendolyn (Leathers) Gill. He married Carol Starr on September 3, 1966, and she survives. Jim is also survived by his daughters: Julie (Donald) Hart of Jackson, MI, and Jamie Gill of Mt. Pleasant, MI; his son, Brian Gill of Bloomdale; his sisters: Carol Blythe of Toledo, Sharon Daniels of Bowling Green, Cheryl (Albert) Huff of Risingsun, and Rosemary (Stanley) Patten of Risingsun; his daughter-in-law, Carol Gill of Findlay; and his 9 beloved grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Bradley Gill; and his brother, Lee Gill. Jim retired in 2011 from Bowling Green State University. He had previously worked as an over the road truck driver for 18 years. He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church and Moose Lodge #698 in Findlay. He was an avid Green Bay Packer fan who enjoyed camping, fishing, boating and gaming. Jim was a loving husband, son, brother, father, uncle, and grandfather. A funeral service will be held at 12:00pm on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, where visitation will be held 1 hour (11:00am-12:00pm) prior to the service. Rev. Michael Zacharias officiating. Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Township, where full military rites will be conducted by the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Findlay and/or Alzheimer's Association of Northwest Ohio. Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.

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    515 N. Main St
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45872
    Thursday, May 2nd 2019 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Thursday, May 2nd 2019 - 12:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    515 North Main Street
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45842

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To : Carol Gill
Date :Friday, April 26th 2019
From : Karen Wasson
So sorry to learn ofJim's passing. My prayers and sympathy are with you and yourfamily. May you find comfort in God's loving arms and your memories.
Sincerely, friend and classmate,
Karen Wasson

To : Rosemary and Stan and Family
Date :Tuesday, April 30th 2019
From : Dale David
I am thinking of you during this time of loss for you and your family. May God's peace be felt by you during the days, weeks and months ahead.

To : Carol Gill and Family
Date :Wednesday, May 1st 2019
From : Diane Stegman
Aunt Carol and Family, I am so very sorry for the loss of Uncle Jim. Please know you all are in our prayers. I pray God can give you peace at this time. Love you!!!

To : Carol and Sharon
Date :Thursday, May 2nd 2019
From : Jeff McKnight
So sorry to hear about Jim. Just learned about his passing this evening. Judi and I send our condolences.

To : Carol and family
Date :Friday, May 3rd 2019
From : Cathy Duquette Buckenmeyer
Carol-I am so very sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences to you and to the rest of the family.