James K. Kamman
June 27, 1939 – April 17, 2021
Jim Kamman, loving father and grandfather, passed away peacefully with family on April 17, 2021.
Jim was born in Cleveland, Ohio on June 27, 1939. He worked independently most of his career so that he could pursue some of his other passions, like teaching. A true entrepreneur with a lifetime of knowledge to share, Jim scaled back work at the end of his career and dedicated more time to substitute teaching and teaching classes at local universities.
Jim moved to Elmore, Ohio twenty years ago and spoke highly of the friendships he made there. He didn’t mind the long (slow) drives to make his rounds - he would put on Willie Nelson or Frank Sinatra and away he went. Jim faithfully served his Catholic Parish as an Usher and was known for his good will and wonderful smile. He will be remembered as a great storyteller who could easily talk to anybody, always making people feel comfortable and included. His yard was always impeccable and he never had a dirty car.
Jim’s daughters were of the utmost importance to him, and keeping up with four daughters was no simple task. Each one of them knew that he was there and available whenever called upon. “Hey sweets, how ya doin?” A phrase that his girls were familiar hearing. As adults they were spoiled with long, regular phone conversations and just about every one of the calls started with that greeting; always so positive and supportive. Wonderful son of Marie and Karl. Loving Father to Stacy, Dana (Todd), Tara (Michael) and Sabrina. Caring Grandfather to Matthew, Tyler, Madison, Ethan, Keaton, Caroline, Findley, Chase and Everett. Former husband to Sally and Michelle. Jim will be missed, but never forgotten. Please share your stories about Jim; the family would love to hear them.
The family is working on dates to have a celebration for Jim; please check back for details.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
James K. Kamman
May 13, 2021
I had worked with Jim for years...ordering shirts for my company's part time employees. I placed an order just recently and didn't hear back- totally unlike Jim, and I feared the worst. Today, my fear has become reality as my manager found his obituary. I've heard Jim's stories about his family over the years- he was very proud.. and he ALWAYS asked me about my kids. He was a very nice man. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to his family.
Enterprise Holdings Inc.
May 5, 2021
I remember calling Jim and talking to him for the first time from a rest stop on I70 on the way to Cleveland. I was calling to tell him that I was going to ask his daughter, Tara, to marry me. Over the last 17 years, I’ve had so many less stressful conversations with Jim and I’m so thankful for them. He was so interested and proud of everything I was accomplishing in my career and we traded so many stories. I am so thankful for those memories, and his fatherly love, and will cherish them. I miss him already. I’m so sorry, Tara.
May 4, 2021
So sad, and sorry to hear this. Prayers for you all.
May 3, 2021
Stacy, Dana, Tara, Sabrina and all the grandkids, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of your dad through the years. You are all in my thoughts and prayers through this very difficult time. God Bless you all! 🙏🏼
April 29, 2021
My memories of Jim are good ones. Mostly surrounding boating at Catawba Island . Jim was always very pleasant and was a very dashing man, tall dark and handsome. His four daughters are just as attractive and nice, and I have the privilege, to this day, to call them my friends. My deepest sympathy to Jim's family.
April 24, 2021
My heartfelt sympathy to Jim's family. He was a kind and caring, one of a kind man! I would see him every Sunday at 10:30 mass. I was always a tad late and when I would get there he would be waiting for me, tapping his watch :) He had a heart of gold and the biggest smile ever!! I sure will miss him.
April 23, 2021
Jim once told several hundreds at a Ministry Fair we held at Immaculate Conception Pt Clinton, how as a hospitality minister he had become friends with an elderly lady who sat in the back of church. As the years went on, Jim saved her a seat each week. When she was in the hospital dying, Fr Ray called Jim to say she was asking for Jim, that she wanted to see him. When he visited her she finally got it out that she would save a seat for him in heaven. I'm certain he is doing that for many of us now.....standing just inside the gates. He always asked about our family, too, especially the grown boys. He will be missed. Our condolences to you, his family.
Deacon Maury Hall
April 22, 2021
Jim served as hospitality minister at Immaculate Conception church in Port Clinton, and did so because he saw the dignity in every person. He wanted to ensure the safety and comfort of every person who entered church.
Well done, Jim.
April 21, 2021
When I think of Jim it brings a smile to my face because I remember not only his great sense of humor but his passion for having great conversations. He was very proud of his four daughters and their families and we always enjoyed having Jim at the dealership for coffee or lunch. You will be missed my friend!
Sr Marcia Kiser
April 21, 2021
To my good Friend, Jim: I salute you, Jim, as a person who lived life deeply, inspiring others to appreciate all aspects of life just through conversation. How you showed concern for students, how you expressed yourself with intelligence and direction, how you gave your best to every task defines you as special. Thank you.
April 21, 2021
Jim and I worked on and off together for many years in the automobile business. I always enjoyed talking with Jim. He was a great story teller and mentor for me. Jim will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Prayers to his wonderful family.
April 21, 2021
Your dad was one in a million. I will never forget all the wonderful memories we made on the weekends at CIC. Our dinners at Abigails, watching fireworks and the antics of the fisherman at the docks. The stories that Jim told were so entertaining and he was always positive and happy about life. He loved you girls more than anything in the world. He will be missed by many. Prayers for your families.
April 20, 2021
Lake High school in Millbury, OH was very fortunate to have gotten to know Jim Kamman. It is unusual for a substitute teacher to be as well liked by students and teachers as Mr. Kamman was. In his time at Lake High School it became clear that Mr. Kamman truly cared about the students in our building and he cared about the future the students were creating for themselves. Mr. Kamman's caring attitude and interesting stories will be missed many at Lake High School.
To those family members fortunate enough to call Mr. Kamman dad, or grandpa, we are truly sorry for your loss.
April 19, 2021
Mr Kamman wanted to make a difference in young people’s lives! The short time I knew him it was clear what a genuinely good person he was!
May the families memories be ones of love!
April 19, 2021
Stacey, Dana, Tara, Sabrina, heartbreaking news. I pray you find comfort and peace during this sad time