Holick Craciun Funeral Home

23040 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, OH


James Edward King

24 September , 195812 July , 2019

James E. King, 60, of Cleveland and Coshocton, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 12, 2019. He was a loving father, pop-pop, uncle, brother and Godfather to many. He was our MacGuyver, our rock, and our Dr. Phil.

Jim was an avid hunter, angler, and Cleveland Indians, Browns and Cavs fan. He loved spending time with his grandkids, tinkering on projects at his retirement retreat, watching deer ‘up on his hill’, and pushing the limits on his tractor.

He is survived by his children: Angie (Danno) Kishmarton, Jenny (Dennis) King, James King, and Kristin (Shawn) Smith; his grandchildren: Karter, Kahlan, Abby, Tyler, little Danno and Nicholas; his siblings: Patricia King, Debby King, Steve King, Becky King and Robbie King; his in-laws: Joe (Janet) Offredo, Lori (Dave) Angerer, Terri Meadows, Jamie (Lisa) Offredo, Becky (Jay) Lemasters; and longtime best friend, Tim Nelson. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Jim is preceded in death by his loving wife, Marie King (nee Offredo); his parents, Joan and Bob King; his sister, Sue King; his brother, Michael King; his in-laws: Joe and Margaret Offredo, Larry Offredo, Nick Offredo, and Jack Meadows.

Friends and loved ones can join us in a Celebration of Life on Thursday, July 18th starting at 4pm followed by a short Memorial Service at 6:30pm at Holick-Craciun Funeral Home on 23040 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, Ohio.


  • Celebration of Life Thursday, 18 July , 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, 18 July , 2019


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Angelina Kishmarton

29 July 2019

Dad I have stopped counting the days since you have been gone. It already seems like forever since I was able to talk to you and hear you back. I think that is the hardest thing of letting go; knowing that no matter what I say or do I can I longer get a response. I am so happy to have had you with us. You were teaching me how to be a mom and even on your crankiest days we shared a laugh. I am happy you aren't suffering anymore. I think that gives me peace, but selfishly I wish I could have just one extra minute with you. I pray that you have found mom and the rest of our family, I pray that you are riding a tractor up a new hill and feeling nothing but peace. Dad there isn't a day that my heart doesn't break missing you and mom. Thank you or being my hero.

Love Always,

P.S. We found your clown

Terri Meadows

15 July 2019

There are no words to express the emptiness we all feel. You are a very special person Who has touched the lives of every person you came in contact with. You will forever be missed, fly free and at peace my dear brother until we meet again.

Susan (Dvoroznak) Sedlak

15 July 2019

Angie, Jenny, and James, my heart goes out to you. Enjoy the laughter as you reminisce with family and friends about ALL of the good times you've had with your dad.
To the Offredo family, my thoughts are with ALL of you, too, as you lay to rest another great man in your life.
Jim, I will forever remember our talks as a teenager and young adult and will cherish the communications we've had more recently through social media.
May God bless all of you and may He hold you in the palm of His hand during this very difficult time.

Lori Angerer

15 July 2019

My brother Jim,
God has another great angel. I will miss your smile your sillyness. Your jokes and the fact that you used duck tape for almost everything. I will never forget the time we were playing mud volleyball and you threw me in because I was still clean. Please tell Marie I said happy birthday. You are missed like crazy and loved very much. Please come visit me every now and then in my dreams.
I love you my brother until we meet again.
Love Lori

Mollie Sarver

15 July 2019

Lots of family reunions going to the cemetery in West Virginia and at Uncle Estel house

Frank soltis

15 July 2019

Without u and aunt Marie I dont know where I would b today. U guys stepped up and took me in and didnt think twice. U taught me so much and couldn't have asked for a better role model or some1 to teach me self discipline. I remember standing at church 1 day and my legs were hurting and I wanted to sit and u said sometimes u have to endure pain to get ahead. That stuck with me all these years. I have so many memories of u, hunting and fishing camps, campingand alot of talks. Thank u for everything. I love u and until we see each other again fly high and tell everyone up there hello.

Joe offredo

15 July 2019

My brother Jimmy
It is so hard to believe that I once again have to say good bye to one of my family members. To know I will not see your smiling face, hear your laugh, share your company is unreal to me. You came into our lives when we were very young and from that moment on we became family. And over 40 years and so many amazing memories later you have been called on to once again join your wife and family in heaven and for that I feel comforted. you are leaving a huge hole in so many of us that will never be filled until we meet again. legacies are described in many different ways and yours is in all who have had the honor of knowing you. My life like so many others has been forever changed. Rest easy my brother Jimmy, your pain is no more and you will be forever in good hands. I will miss you so very much. until we meet again, I love you Jim. I will not say good bye only Good Night. my arms are always open if you would like to drop in from time to time and bring some friends. until we meet again .

Jeanie Smith

15 July 2019

My deepest sympathy goes out to all the family. I knew Jim many years through Debby. He's always been a great guy. Go rest high on that mountain. You are now at peace with so many of your loved ones. You will be missed.🙏🙏
Love you Debby 🧡🧡

Love. Jeanie

Becky Lemasters

15 July 2019

Moses (Jim),
I’m going to miss you and all your wisdom.
You’ve always been such a big part of
My life. I’m not sure what to do without your daily text messages. I know your at peace and with my sister but my heart still hurts not having you here with all of us. Miss you like crazy Moses.

Love your little Gnome

Linda LaGruth

15 July 2019

We were neighbors for over 30 years-moved into our homes within a day of each other right across the street and so many memories-camping, card playing and seeing both of our families through all kinds of ups and downs. Jim was a counselor and a friend to ALOT more kids than the family listed and a good friend and neighbor to us.
Our hearts and prayers are with you, Angie, Jenny and James.