James ‘Jim’ Delozier
MOUNT VERNON — James D. “Jim” Delozier, 57, of Beckley Road, Mount Vernon, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, March 5, 2008, in the emergency room at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Jim was born April 9, 1950, in Patton, Pa., a son of James A. Delozier of Columbus and the late Dora (Kutruff) Delozier.
Jim had worked for Big Bear Stores Inc. as store manager for several Ohio and West Virginia stores, and in 1983 moved to Mount Vernon to work at the old Big Bear Store. Jim was instrumental in the planning and building of the new Big Bear Store. In 1999, Jim opened the PakMail franchise in Mount Vernon. He was active in the Mount Vernon community. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon, he served on the St. Vincent de Paul School Board, the Faith Lutheran Christian Preschool Board, and the Knox County Children’s Service Board. Jim donated to numerous community organizations through his business.
In addition to his father, Jim is survived by his loving wife, Susan (Tippett) Delozier, whom he married on Aug. 26, 1972; a daughter, Kathryn Sullivan Delozier of Mount Vernon; and a son, Jeffrey Michael Delozier of Mount Vernon; brothers, Gary (Deborah) Delozier, Steven (Susan) Delozier and Richard (Marilu) Delozier, all of Grove City; a sister, Linda (Larry) Pierce of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Friday, March 7, from 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, March 8, at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon with the Rev. Mark J. Hammond as the celebrant. Vigil services will be held Friday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Ted Thomas.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, 206 E. Chestnut St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.