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James Thomas Zickes, 54, of Holland, Ohio, passed away peacefully September 11, 2013, surrounded by family and friends, after a courageous battle with cancer. Jim was born June 5, 1959, in Cleveland, Ohio. He attended Lakewood High School and was a proud member of the Lakewood High School cross country team, where he lettered all 4 years. Jim also lettered three years in track. He was a graduate of Case Western Reserve University. Jim worked as a metallurgist for Worthington Steel for 24 years, most recently as Quality Manager at Worthington Steel Delta. Jim was a

devoted son, husband, and

father and loved spending time with family.

Jim is survived by his wife, Karen (Vascik); daughter, Morgan, and sons, Gregory and Nathan; mother, Evelyn (Janas) Zickes; siblings, Jill, Jeff, Jack, Jennifer Woomer (Ben), Joe (Kara), Paul (Doreen), Julie Laub (Mike); father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clement and Elinor Vascik. Jim is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, James.

Family will receive guests on Sunday September 15, at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Ave. Toledo, OH 43623, from 2-8 p.m. and where a scripture service will be held at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass for Jim will be held on Monday, September 16, at St. Joan of Arc Church, 5950 Heatherdowns Blvd, Toledo, OH 43614 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior at the church. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Special thanks to the dedicated staff at Cleveland Clinic North Coast Cancer Care in Sandusky and The Toledo Victory Center. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to consider making a donation to the Zickes Children College Fund. Arrangements by Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home. For online condolences please visit

Published in Toledo Blade on Sept. 14, 2013
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