James H. Stahl
1936 - 2020
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James H. Stahl

07/17/1936 - 11/15/2020

James H. Stahl, age 84, of Rossford, OH, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 15, 2020, at The Waterford in Levis Commons. James was a loving husband and widower of JoAnn Stahl.

Born on July 17, 1936, in Toledo, OH, he was the son of Gerald and Mary Ellen (Halnan) Stahl. James grew up in Toledo and was a 1954 graduate of Central Catholic High School. He was a skilled hockey player and spent years of his youth working at the Toledo Sports Arena where he met his bride, JoAnn. James served in the Army Reserve then married JoAnn on April 30, 1960. They raised 5 children and shared 51 years of marriage together. James worked as head chef of Belmont Country Club for 30 years. He was a devout Catholic and belonged to All Saints Catholic Church. He enjoyed calling bingo for the church, racquetball, reading, golfing with his friends and spending time with his family.

James was preceded in death by his wife, Joann; son, Timothy; brother, Gerald Jr.; sister, Pattie; and his parents. He is survived by his children, Lori (Don Finnegan) Spohn, Joseph (Stephanie) Stahl, Pattie (Norb) Heban, and Michael (Nancy) Stahl. He is also survived by his 9 grandchildren, Kelley and Kenneth Spohn, Kara (Martin) and Abigail Stahl, Christina (Greene), Courtney (Kimbrell) and Gregory Heban, Jonathan and Ian Stahl; and 5 great-grandchildren, Hannah Young, Jackson and Ryder Greene, Corabelle and Calvin Kimbrell.

The family will be holding a private memorial to celebrate James' life. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Parkinson's Foundation of Northwest Ohio, 150 W. South Boundary, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551. The Sujkowski-Walker Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements and online condolences may be shared at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com


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November 29, 2020
We are so very sorry at Jim's passing. We all loved and cherished his friendship since the day we met at Hockey...God Love Him and Jo Ann....Forever in our Hearts....The Tom and Alice McGuckin Tom Jr., John, and Tim.

Thomas E McGuckin
November 26, 2020
So sorry to hear of James's passing. He was a great friend and mentor. He gave me my first job out of Culinary School which gave me a strong foundation for the rest of my career.
Toby and Pat Herman
Toby Herman
November 25, 2020
I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family of, as I knew him, Chef Stahl. I worked in the kitchen with him at Belmont Country Club, during the mid-seventies. He was the head chef, there was an assistant chef, and third in line was me, the salad chef. I credit him for me getting this position. I remember him to be of great knowledge of the cooking arts, and before I took another job, he took me under his wing, to teach me cooking skills, that I still use to this day. RIP, Chef Stahl.
John Michelsen
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