James M. GILLESPIE, age 63. Beloved husband of 35 years to Beth (nee Ralston). Dearest father of Bridget and James L. (Tricia). Loving Papa of Gavin, Kendall and Brooke. Dear son of late William and Dorothy (nee Moran). Dear brother of Dorothy Sikkila (Tom), Bill Salupo, Kevin, Kathryn Borngen (Jim) and Patrick (Colleen). Dear uncle, cousin and friend to many.

Please MEET AT CHURCH for the Mass of Christian Burial: Mon. Aug 25, 10:00 AM at St. Colman Church, (W. 65th and Lorain). Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation: Sun. 1-6 PM at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (betw. Snow & Ridge).

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  1. Suzanne McNally on August 23rd, 2014 9:45 am

    My condolences to the family of James Gillespie; my connection
    is with Dorothy Sikkila – my sympathies to you, “Gooch” in the
    loss of your brother; hope to see you soon, thinking of you…
    Suzy McNally

  2. cheryl diamond on August 23rd, 2014 10:21 am

    Dear Beth & family.

    Our prayers are with you at this sorrowful time. Know that your wonderful memories will help provide some comfort. If there is anything we can do, please do not hesitate to let us know.

    Love to you all

    Cheryl & David

  3. Karen Zerby on August 23rd, 2014 12:10 pm

    My sympathy to the family. I live in the same complex as Kevin and know how much Kevin loved his brother James. He will be greatly missed but always in the heart of those who loved him. The ones we love don’t go away; they walk beside us every day. May God bring the family peace knowing James is in heaven waiting for the them!

  4. Lou & Sue Diamond on August 23rd, 2014 1:13 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and distressing time. Know that Jim is in a place where there is no pain and that his memories will always be with us. God bless you all and know that you are loved.

    Chip and Sue

  5. Lou & Sue Diamond on August 23rd, 2014 5:43 pm

    We wish to send our prayers and love to Beth and her family for the loss that they have suffered. Know that Jim has gone to a better place where there is no pain and may the memories he left behind see you through these troubled times. Know that you are loved by your friends and family and we are here for you. May God bless and comfort you.

    Chip & Sue

  6. Bob LoParo on August 24th, 2014 9:14 am

    Great memories of Jim. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of his loving family.

  7. Becky Kyrargyros on August 25th, 2014 8:59 am

    Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of Jim. He was a great guy that I had the pleasure of meeting when he was in Pittsburgh for training. I know that he will be missed by so many people, especialy his family. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Becky Kyrargyros

  8. Mary and Joe Bottomley on August 25th, 2014 3:18 pm

    Kathy and family ~ we will keep you close in prayers in the days ahead. Losing a sibling is heartbreaking. The love your family shares for one another is beyond measure. Peace to your hearts ~

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