OBITUARY

James Scott Sibold

June 4, 1956July 14, 2013
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James Scott Sibold of Dunwoody, Georgia, passed away at the age of 57 surrounded by his loving family on July 14, 2013. James (Jamie) was born in San Mateo, California to Rosemary and Robert Sibold being the youngest of three children. He attended Hillsdale High School where he excelled in athletics as a football player and a wrestler. He began his college career with a degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and later graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law with honors in 1982. After law school, James ran a successful law practice in Dunwoody for 28 years which specialized in real estate closings. He served on Worldwide ERC advising committees guiding national closing practices and winning their Distinguished Service Award. He was always interested in politics rising to the Chairman of the DeKalb Republican Party, working on numerous local and national political campaigns, and running for office himself. He was a member of the Rotary Club and Republican Party as well as a parishioner of All Saints Catholic Church. James cared deeply about education authoring the charter for a local elementary school and improving school busing policies. He loved his Georgia Bulldogs and cheered them on at every opportunity. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 30 years, Karen and two college-age daughters, Marybeth and Natalie. He is also survived by his brother, Robin Sibold, his sister, Pamela Horn, and his mother-in-law, Jean Kammerer. Jamie devoted his time and energy to the betterment of his family. He was known for his wit and well as business acumen. Jamie loved politics, debating ideas and held a life-long belief in the importance of public service. He also enjoyed music and travel with his family as well as playing with his beloved Doberman pinschers. James fought a long and heroic fight against brain cancer, but he always maintained his sense of humor and courageous spirit! He leaves a legacy of calling people to God by being a loving husband, a caring father, and a hard-working entrepreneur as well as a serving his community. His strength and smile will be missed by his family and friends. Visitation will be held at Roswell Funeral Home on Thursday, July 18th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 10:30 am at All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody, GA followed by a private committal at Green Lawn Cemetery in Roswell, GA.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, July 18, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Friday, July 19, 2013

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Private Commital
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James Scott Sibold

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Denise, Paul, and Andrea Demick

July 22, 2013

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss! The right words just don't exist to express the feelings of losing someone so significant in your life. May you find peace in knowing God is still in control.

Kay Fulmer

July 20, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

ike, chicken man leonard

July 19, 2013

Shocked and saddened. I thought James was one of the lucky few to get a life saving kidney. My prayers are with the Sibold family. james will be missed by all who knew him. God bless.

Bonne Massey-Short

July 19, 2013

Having worked with Jamie many times over the years, I have many good memories of him. My sincere sympathy to his family and friends.

Michael Glenn

July 18, 2013

Dear Sibold Family,
I am so sorry to hear about james passing.I am a class mate 1974 of your husband and father.
Your husband and father go back many years.James was my first baseman in little league and I was a pitcher on his team.A few years ago we all got together in San Mateo Ca for a team little league reunion,great time I had with that man. We were playing on the senator team.I could be wrong but he played catcher also sometimes.
I know he was on the football team and loved playing in the mud. My email address is miglenn74@hotmail.com. Rest in peace James

Eg

July 18, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

July 18, 2013

Karen, MaryBeth and Natalie, I am so sorry for your loss. We will all miss him greatly. I was just telling the story about him sitting in my office at Ashford Center and telling me how much he loved and adored Karen and he would not have been where he was that day without Karen. He told me of his great love for you and the girls. Strength and prayers to all of you.
Lisa, Craig, Molly, Cara and Haley

mb

July 18, 2013

A good family man will be missed. Our prayers are with the family.

July 18, 2013

Dear Mrs. Sibold and daughters you are in our cares and prayers. He will be missed by all who knew him. May The Peace of God be with you until the pain is gone.God Bless you all. With Deepest Sympathy.
Tanya Rolle , Erika Robinson and the Staff of FMC Sandy Springs.

July 17, 2013

Dear Karen, Marybeth & Natalie,
I'm so sorry!Jamie was a great guy.
He was Chair of Dekalb when I got involved. He welcomed all the new members with enthusiasm & warmth.Jamie always remembered my name because It was the same as his daughter. He is the only one that called me "NAT" & I let him get away with it!.
He certainly was always with the smiles & jokes.Last time I saw him was in the lobby of the movie theater! May peace be with you as you go through this period in your life.Remember Jamie is only a thought away. He will be missed!
Lots of Love,Natalie Olmi,NDRW Pres. /EC-Board Member Dekalb GOP