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James Edward Zorich

April 6, 1946 ~ April 29, 2020 (age 74)

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James Edward Zorich 74 passed away on Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 in Burton, Ohio.

Jim Zorich was born in Rockville, Colorado on April 6th, 1946. He attended Burton High School (The Maple Leafs) graduating in 1965. Jim chose to volunteer in the United States Army and fought in Vietnam from 1966 to 1967. Jim married Barbara Dombrowski on July 29th, 1972 at St. Patrick’s Church in Thompson, Ohio. He worked for Ohio Bell (AT&T) as a telephone repairman until his retirement in 2009. Jim loved to read, was an avid gambler, and collected guns and coins. He enjoyed riding his bike when he was younger and took all sports and games seriously including poker and Blitz. Upon retirement, Jim chose to work for Junction Auto Sales part time as a porter which he enjoyed immensely.

Jim was a member of the CWA Local 4340 Union. He was also a member of AA attending meetings regularly remaining sober from 1983 until his passing.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Frank & Rose Zorich. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Zorich, sons Jimmy (Kayleen) and Matthew (Jackie) Zorich, daughter Jennifer (Richard) Ross, and his grandchildren Hannah, Zoey & Ally Zorich, Riley McKenna, Lex & Adalyn Zorich, Lucas, Colten & Abby Ross, and his close friends Frank & Brenda Conrad, David Klemm, and Art Venchiarutti.

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE. (Hoping for this Fall.) If you wish to memorialize Jim, please send donations to the local AA office in Cleveland at Or Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center at

The family of Jim Zorich wishes to extend our sincere thanks to UMC Trauma Center in Las Vegas and Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center in Cleveland.

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A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date


Alcoholic's Anonymous Cleveland Chapter
1557 St. Clair Ave., N.E., Cleveland OH 44114
Tel: 1-216-241-7387

Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
10701 East Boulevard, Cleveland OH 44106-1702

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