Zabor Funeral Home Inc.
5680 Pearl Road Parma, OH 44129,
between Snow & Ridge Road
OLESKI, James M.

OLESKI, James M.

Date of Death - July 04, 2016

OLESKI, James M., age 85, passed away on the 4th of July 2016. James was born on June 14, 1931 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Walter and Bertha Oleski. Preceding James was his beloved wife Ann Racheck of Brownsville, PA. He is survived by his three siblings: Laverne Michaels, Raymond Oleski and Mary Ann Dean.  He was a dear uncle, great-uncle, and great-great uncle to many.  James served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1960. He was an outstanding member of the Polish Falcons. Was a long time employee of LTV Steel. Became an avid horse breeder and competitive horse racer for many years.  He was loved by many and will be missed by all!
Funeral Mass, Friday, July 22 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church.  Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery.  MEMORIAL VISITATION FRIDAY MORNING, PRIOR TO FUNERAL MASS, FROM 9:30-10:30 a.m. AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD., PARMA (between Ridge and Snow). 
Please, no flowers necessary.  If desired, the family suggests contributions to the Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Ln., Sandusky, OH 44870.  To offer online condolences, please visit

Messages of Condolence

  1. I feel when God created aunts and uncles he decided to give me the best. My mom and dads siblings but their spouses. Uncle Jim was no exception. We were bowling buddies as well as best friends. After my dad died, he assumed the duties as being my male mentor as all my uncles became that day. I have missed him very much because after Annie died he retired from bowling. He came to watch me one night at Cloverleaf and as I was bowling a 600 series, he said he taught me well. He did. I also kidded him he decided to retire when I was more competition. Our bowling teammates admired how I always addressed him as Uncle JIm. Even well into my 40’s. I will mourn, but I am more thankful to God for giving me a great male mentor in my life. Thanks Uncle JIm.

  2. The Polish Falcons are so sorry for the loss of Jimmy O. That is the name we always called him. Him and Annie were outstanding members of the Polish Falcons for years. Always helping out when ever needed. Annie was always in the kitchen when we had dinners. And Jimmy was a great Bartender when ever we needed him. I got to know them in 1970 when I first joined and they were a pleasure to know. How many times Annie and I would dance and talk at the Dinner Dances. Jimmy was a great dancer also.
    We also had great times at the out of town Bowling Tournaments.
    I am so sorry I was out of town and missed Jimmy’s funeral. God Bless them both. Susan Vinci, President of Nest 141, Cleveland, Ohio..

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