Zabor Funeral Home Inc.
5680 Pearl Road Parma, OH 44129,
between Snow & Ridge Road
OBERTH, James P. “Jim”

OBERTH, James P. “Jim”

James P. “Jim” OBERTH, Age 77. Beloved husband of 53 years to Mary Lou (nee Blatt). Dearest father of Christine, Matthew, Patrick (fiance, Erin), Jane (fiance Gary), and Paul. Loving brother of Joe (Carol) and the late Michael (Mary Ann), John (Roberta, deceased), and Sr. Mary. Dear uncle and friend to many.

Mass of Christian Burial: Thursday, January 6, 10:00 AM at St. John Bosco Church. Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery.

Visitation: Wednesday, 2-4 and 6-8 PM at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (betw. Snow & Ridge). To offer online condolences please visit


Messages of Condolence

  1. Dear Oberth Family,
    Our deepest condolences go out to each of you. Uncle Jim will be terribly missed. Love to all.
    Al. Kim, Kyle and Kacey

  2. Pat, Mrs. Oberth and family- Words can not express our profound sadness at your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow. All of us at VEXOR Technology

  3. Our deepest sympathies to the Oberth Family during this sad time, Mr. Oberth was a great person which is reflected in his wonderful family. We remember him fondly from our childhood of playing sports at St. John Bosco through college and into our adult lives. We always had great deal of respect for Mr. Oberth, and he was a great role model for us. He was kind, nice, and happy with a wonderul sense of humor. He always had time to talk to us and share a story to make us smile when we saw him. He made our days a little bit brighter, and we will always remember him fondly. I feel that my life has been enriched and that I am a better person for having known Mr. Oberth and for knowing Mrs. Oberth, Paul and the Oberth Family.

  4. We were so blessed to have Jim in our family. All of us loved him dearly and will miss him so much. Our family gatherings won’t be the same without his stories. Our love and prayers are with you all.

  5. Jim will always be remembered for the fine man and great father he was. I was fortunate to have him as an older brother. He was always thoughtful and helpful while we were growing up, delivering the Cleveland Press and playing. Jim was always available to be the catcher in neighborhood baseball games and any position for football games. He loved life, was proud of his family and has now gone on to his reward in heaven. God bless his family and give them strength.

  6. The world has lost a good man and christian and my thoughts and prayers go to him and all of those who loved Jim. May you rest in eternal peace in your heavenly home with our Savour Jesus Christ. With love to all.

  7. Dear Jane,
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Please know that you are very much in my thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow. I hope that you can find comfort in your many special memories of the happy years you share with your dad.

    Pat Ford

  8. Uncle Jim will be missed terribly, but never forgotten!!! He made the world around him a happier and better place!!!!

  9. Jane,
    I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. We have to hold on to the good memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I’m sorry I can’t be there on Wednesday, but know my heart is.

    Donna Festa

  10. I am so very sorry for all of you over this loss. My prayers are for all of you. I have nothing but fond memories of him growing up on the street across from you. In fact, my son and I were thinking of visiting all of you on Saturday because we were in the area. ( But I don’t like to visit, unannounced ).

    Please call when if you like.


  11. Matt and family –
    I am so sorry for your loss. I am sorry I will be unable to attend the services but know that I am thinking of you all. Based on the wondeful person Matt has always been, I am sure his father was a great man! Prayers are with you! Tammy White

  12. Paul,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know that your family is in our thoughts & prayers. Your Dad will be greatly missed.


  13. My prayers and sympathy to all the members of Jimmy’s family. I was a classmate of his and a good friend during our high school days at St. Michael’s. After graduation I entered the Sisters of Notre Dame and taught in Cleveland. Eventually I moved on to North Carolina and Florida where I now live as a “retired” Sister of Notre Dame. I believe Jimmy lived out his life as a faithful husband, father and grandfather. I’m sure he’s enjoying the good life of one of God’s favorites.
    Sr. Margaret

  14. To the Oberth family,
    I’m very sorry for your loss. I wanted to offer you some comfort that I’ve found in the Bible. In John 11:25 Jesus said “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” It’s my hope that you can draw comfort and strength from this promise that we can see the loved ones we have lost to death again.

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