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James Louis "Jim" Posze

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James Louis "Jim" Posze Obituary
James "Jim" Louis Posze

Mesa - James "Jim" Louis Posze, age 82, died peacefully on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at Banner Hospital in Mesa, AZ. Jim was born on May 12, 1936 in Lorain, OH to Alex and Yolanda [Petrovich] Posze and was the younger brother of Alexander (Sonny). He grew up in the Lorain area graduating from Clearview High School as a multiple lettering athlete and started working before attending college. He married his first wife, Naoma Lois Shiley on November 29, 1958. After marriage, he graduated from Cleveland State College and began his long career in personnel management, now known as Human Resources. Jim and Naoma moved multiple times as he pursued his career often starting their holiday cards with a new mailing address, but ultimately settled down and opened their own executive recruiting business in Hopkinsville, KY. After Naoma preceded Jim in death on August 15, 1996, and closing his business, he married Carol Ann [Christ] Dragos, a loving woman who was welcomed warmly into his extended family on June 15, 1999, with them retiring to Mesa, AZ. His love for his family was only matched by his passion for cars, evidenced by his weekly waxing of his collector Corvette that was rarely driven. Jim read the newspaper daily, watched every Cleveland Browns game, gave car advice to all who asked, was a walking trivia book and enjoyed vintage TV Shows. Left to honor Jim and remember his love are his wife, Carol; four children, James "Jay" Posze, Jr. (Kelly), Karen [Posze] Boyd (Daniel), Lynn Posze (Connie) and Alex Posze (Tressa); his step-son, Paul Dragos; and four grandchildren, Jacob Posze (Morgan), Samuel Posze, Will Boyd and JD Boyd. Family, friends and others whose lives Jim touched are invited to Mariposa Gardens Cemetery Chapel, 6747 E. Broadway Rd, Mesa, AZ 85206 at 1:00pm, on Saturday, January 5, 2019 for his memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim's name to the: Arizona Humane Society online at: or by mail at: Arizona Humane Society, Attn: Development Department, 1521 W Dobbins Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85041
Published in The Arizona Republic on Jan. 4, 2019
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