James O Schimikowsky

June 9, 1942 - July 29, 2023
James O Schimikowsky

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James O. “Jim” Schimikowsky, peacefully passed away on July 29, 2023, at the age of 81. Born on June 9, 1942, in Greenwich, CT, the son of the late Otto James and Lillian (Ross) Schimikowsky, Jim was a beloved husband and father whose presence will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Jim graduated from Millersport High School in 1960. He proudly served as a member of the United States Air Force. After his military service, he pursued a career as a Power Engineer at AT&T, where he showcased his remarkable skills and dedication for many years until his retirement in 2002.

Outside of his professional life, Jim had a great passion for gardening. He found immense joy in tending to his flower garden, where he poured his heart and soul into cultivating beautiful blooms. His green thumb and love for nature were evident to all who visited him.
Jim is survived by: his wife of 43 years, Mary (Ladzinske) Schimikowsky, whom he married in 1980; and his children, Tim Schimikowsky and Tracie Schimikowsky, both of AZ. He is also survived by five grandchildren

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 2, 2023 from 12PM until 2PM at the Martin Chapel of Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists- Calcutta.. The funeral will follow at 2PM with Pastor Norm Eckhart officiating. Jim will be laid to rest in Columbiana County Memorial Park Cemetery.

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  • Wednesday, August 2, 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Wednesday, August 2, 2023
2:00 PM

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15872 St. Clair Ave
East Liverpool, OH 43920

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  • August 08, 2023
    Jim Riccardo says:
    Jim was a good man and a great neighbor who looked after all on Woodland Drive! Mary, so sorry for the end of Jim’s life but I know that you two had one heck of a fine life together for many happy years. Take care

  • August 02, 2023
    Tracie Schimikowsky says:
    Dad, where to begin…. Aside from you are now gone from our sight and truly way too soon. So many fond memories from camping, fishing, sightseeing, riding the motorcycle, going to the amusement parks to ride roller coasters, to driving all over Ohio during one of my visits a few years ago. While the distance of the states may have kept us physically apart, you were always in my heart and thoughts. I absolutely loved and look forward to our telephone chats, hearing your laugh and your sense of humor. Reminiscing about your service time on the Air Force base in Texas is one of the many things I’ll remember. I’m very thankful I was able to visit recently for a week to see you, spend time and just hang out. I will always be daddy’s girl and your buddy. I will miss you greatly! Until we meet again. Hugs and love to you on the other side. May the wings of the angels comfort Mary and give her peace during this difficult time.

  • August 01, 2023
    Claudia Dent says:
    Jim's parents Otto and Toby were very good friends of my grandparents. I didn't know him well but I'm sure if he was anything like his Mom and Dad, he was a very good person and quite the character. I'm sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

  • August 01, 2023
    Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of James O. “Jim” Schimikowsky, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Air Force Veteran, James O. “Jim” Schimikowsky, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †