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Kaul Funeral Home

28433 Jefferson Ave, St. Clair Shores, MI

OBITUARY

James Matthew Zaremski

September 2, 1976September 4, 2020
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James Matthew Zaremski, 44, of St. Clair Shores, passed away September 4, 2020. He is survived by his parents, Ronald and Lois Zaremski, and sister, Lindsay (Chris Seybert) Zaremski, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He leaves behind many friends. He was always fascinated with how things worked and channeled that into his career as an acoustics engineer at Alpine, Sony and his favorite, Ford Motor Co., working on automotive sound systems. He enjoyed riding his Harley, going to Red Wings games, building computers, playing video games, and building models. Jim and his dad loved unlimited hydroplane racing; he became a Board Member of Unlimiteds Detroit and raced custom R/C hydroplanes in Michigan, Ohio, and Canada as part of the Transom Twisters and Oakland Wolverine R/C Boat Clubs.

Visitation will be Monday, September 14, 2020 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores. Funeral will be Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc, 22412 Overlake St., St. Clair Shores. Interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to the Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society or St. Joan of Arc Church.

An entire book couldn’t capture how great a person Jim was. He will live forever in our hearts.

  • FAMILY

  • Ronald & Lois Zaremski, Parents
  • Lindsay (Chris Seybert) Zaremski, Sister
  • Also survived by many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends

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  • DONATIONS

  • Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society
  • St. Joan of Arc Church

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, September 14, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Memories

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David and Pam Sestak

September 15, 2020

Ron, Lois. Lindsay, We wish we could have been there today. Our prayers and heartfelt condolences to you and family. His spirt will live on, through the many great memories of which you hold dear to your hearts. God Bless Rest in Peace Jim

Janis Eglinglinsch

September 15, 2020

I was very fortunate to work with Jim through Ford as part of the Audio Attribute team here at in Melbourne & Geelong, Australia.

Jim was always extremely helpful as he knew his stuff well and was respected highly amongst our team in Australia.

Jim, your uplifting and enthusiastic conversations, will be sadly missed.

Janis

Karl Schwarzwalder

September 15, 2020

Thoughts and prayers for the family and friends of Jim as they prepare for his services today.
I wish I could be there but I can’t and just want you all to know you are being held up to our god today.
May eternal rest be unto Jim an d comfort come to all of you in these difficult times.

Janet Lemon

September 14, 2020

My heart is broken...Although I haven’t seeN Jimmy in the last few years, I am blessed with many wonderful memories - card games, sleep-overs, McDonald’s, St Joan of Arc festivals, birthdays, holidays, camping, and the list goes on.
And smart? Oh my gosh, he was the brightest little boy I ever knew (and I’m including my own boys here)! He could beat me at the Memory game at 2 (sad on my part, but true)!
Amazingly at 3 or 4, I could ask him to name any car that we were passing on the road and he would know the make and model! Cars were in his blood from the beginning.
He was (IS) my Godson & my love for him is eternal. I will see him again & there won’t be tears. 💔
Aunt Jan (aka Nonnie)

Maueen Leight

September 14, 2020

Jim and I worked together at Sony. I will always remember and be grateful for your willingness to support and help with whatever it was I needed. I sure enjoyed looking through the family photos of you, especially those cute baby and little boy pictures! You are definitely one of the good guys.
My sincere condolences to your family and to all that loved and called you friend. God bless and keep you Jim.

Dan Hinske

September 13, 2020

I first met Jim in 1995 when he joined Top Source as a co-op student engineer. The first opportunity I had to hire him full time, I did. Later when I moved on the Alpine the first opportunity I had to hire Jim, I did, We stayed in touch over the years and I enjoyed craft beers with him at Dragonmead, sushi and Thai lunches in Dearborn and Red Wings games.
I am profoundly saddened by Jim's way too early passing as are many of his work friends like Erik in Sweden and Glenn in LA. We share a respect for Jim's work ethic and have fond memories of spending both work and after-work times with him. The after-work times you saw the fun Jim.
Jim was (God but I hate using that word) one of the really good ones and our lives are better for knowing him. May God bless you Jim.

Garl Clement

September 13, 2020

I met Jim through RC boat racing and we quickly became friends... I have so many memories I cannot list them all... Jim was a thoughtful person who would help a friend at any time... He bought a Harley Davidson and we rode many miles together, attended concerts, hockey games, drag racing events.. Just two weeks ago we attended the Freedom Ride for veterans at Wolverine Harley Davidson.. I cannot tell you how hard his passing has effected me.. Jim, I will miss you..... Till we meet again... God bless my friend

Christopher Hinske

September 11, 2020

Jim was a hero, especailly for people like me. I grew up with two families, one blood, and the other was the alpine group. I remember a young Jim, quiet as he was, giving me v.i.p. treatment at an auto show in the company booth. he took his time, never talked down to me, and showed a young kid the wonders of his fathers work. It was aww inspiring to watch and listen. later on in life, I had the luxury of getting to work with Jim. It is some of the best memories i have. I felt close to him, like I could be my transformer loving, comic book reading, video gaming true self with him. It honest to god meant everything to me to know that I didnt have to conform to the socail norms, that it was ok to be myself. those of us who were able to break through his quiet dimeaner, know as I know. he will be missed, he will not be forgetten, and for myself and the younger generation, he was a hero beacause he made it ok for me and people like me to be our selves.

Nancy Spanich

September 11, 2020

Jim was a very caring and generous person. Without asking, he shows up to help with club and boat racing events. Unknown to some, Jim generously wrote a check to cover some club expenses, going out-of-pocket, until the club could financially reimburse him. That's above and beyond being a good guy!
At last years' holiday party, Jim saw I was delayed setting up for the event, and tally sheets weren't ready, so, he stopped what he was doing, and just sat down to give me all the help I needed. He's done that in previous years with other functions, and could always be counted on for help in so many ways.
What a beautiful person, and I will truly miss Jim.
May the Lord watch over you and your family. Rest in Peace.
Nancy Spanich
Unlimiteds Detroit Treasurer

Aaron Zaremski

September 10, 2020

With me being the youngest cousin in the family, Jimmy was the bar set, and the example I looked up to.

If I had a nickel for every time grandma would mention of a new job or promotion that Jimmy got, I'd be rich.

I cherish the conversations Jimmy and I had through the years. Whether they were at Memorial Day, the Boat Races, about my Black Sabbath record collection, or the times he would just stop over to say, "Hi" or show me the new motorcycle that he bought, that grandma didn't have to know about.

My only way of finding comfort in his passing, is knowing that he is with his Uncle Dennis, and grandpa. And most of all, knowing that grandma has one of her grandkids with her now.

And she has the most loyal, and the best one of us.

Godspeed, Jimmy.

I love you.

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Biography

James Matthew Zaremski, 44, of St. Clair Shores, passed away September 4, 2020. He is survived by his parents, Ronald and Lois Zaremski, and sister, Lindsay (Chris Seybert) Zaremski, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He leaves behind many friends. He was always fascinated with how things worked and channeled that into his career as an acoustics engineer at Alpine, Sony and his favorite, Ford Motor Co., working on automotive sound systems. He enjoyed riding his Harley, going to Red Wings games, building computers, playing video games, and building models. Jim and his dad loved unlimited hydroplane racing; he became a Board Member of Unlimiteds Detroit and raced custom R/C hydroplanes in Michigan, Ohio, and Canada as part of the Transom Twisters and Oakland Wolverine R/C Boat Clubs.

Visitation will be Monday, September 14, 2020 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores. Funeral will be Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc, 22412 Overlake St., St. Clair Shores. Interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to the Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society or St. Joan of Arc Church.

An entire book couldn’t capture how great a person Jim was. He will live forever in our hearts.

Learn more about the Zaremski name

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