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MARION: James "Jim" Mollett, 68, of Marion, Ohio died at home surrounded by his loving wife and family on Saturday, April 13, 2013 following a brave struggle with cancer.
He was born March 9, 1945 in Baltimore, Maryland to Hermey and Judy Mollett (Sisco) who preceded him in death. He married Phyllis Meade on December 31, 1976 and she survives.
Jim is also survived by his adoring son, James Aaron (Angela) Mollett; and his only two grandchildren, Aubriana and Anderson James "AJ"; also surviving are brothers, Parker (Mindy) Mollett and Glenn (Brenda) Mollett of Wheelersburg, Randy (Jenny) Mollett of New Boston, Paul (Billie) Mollett of Ironton, Parma (Dorothy) Mollett and Donald (Deborah) Mollett of Marion; and sisters, Dolly Skaggs of Franklin Furnace, Geraldine (Jeff) Callahan of Marion, and Ann (Howell) Burchill of Missouri.
Jim was a long time resident of Marion where he started PJ's & Sons Heating & Cooling in 1980 where he worked alongside his son, mentoring, and teaching until he retired in 2007. Jim loved woodworking, fishing, and was an avid Browns, Indians, and Buckeyes fan. Jim had a charitable heart and was known to always lend a helping hand to others in need.
Jim prided himself on being the best, loving grandfather Aubri and AJ could ever imagine and they meant the absolute world to him. Grandpa Jim was continually bragging about his grandchildren and even through his illness made sure the nurses and doctors knew how special they were to him. Jim loved to take Aubri and AJ on adventure walks and often showed them "bear tracks" behind the house. Jim treasured every moment of being a grandfather and spent each moment with them that he could. Jim loved to take them on walks, tell them stories, let them eat all the snacks they could, and cuddle with them in his chair while watching television. Aubri and AJ loved to take naps with Grandpa Jim and Jim never knew how to tell his grandchildren no. Jim will be missed immensely by his family. His kind, caring, sweet nature resonated to all that knew him.
Hughes-Allen Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. There will be a public memorial service at The Women's Club Home, 1126 East Center Street, Marion Saturday April 20, 2013 at 2:00pm. The family would like to invite everyone to celebrate and remember the life of Jim after the service.
Published in the The Marion Star on Apr. 17, 2013