James “Jim” Csomos, 71, of Toledo, Ohio passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018 at Ebeid Hospice with family, including his wife Katherine “Kathi” (Kudlinski), by his side. Jim and Kathi met in 1968, were married for more than 48 years and together they raised three daughters.
Jim graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in education where he played hockey, football and baseball – earning a varsity “O”. He later received his master’s degree in education at Bowling Green State University. He was a teacher for 38 years, teaching the OWE/OWA programs at Sylvania Northview.
Jim was a loving husband, wonderful father and amazing grandfather. He enjoyed coaching his daughters and granddaughters in softball, cross country, basketball and soccer. He was surrounded by girls and always joked that he quickly learned how to shop. Recently, Jim and Kathi bought a vacation home in Florida, which is where they enjoyed spending their winters.
Family time was of utmost importance to Jim. Nothing made him smile more than his precious granddaughters – the youngest of which (Allison) recently told him, “Did you know when you are far away, love comes to you? It’s invisible and it floats to your heart and stays there…and then it does it again over and over.”
Jim is survived by his loving wife, Kathi; daughters, Laura Csomos, Andrea (Brett) Wall and Rebecca Csomos; granddaughters, Kaytlynn, Sydney, Josephine and Allison; siblings, Dan (Tracy), John (Judy), Nancy and Pat (Tony); sister-in-laws, Ginny (Phil) Andrews, Bonnie (Rich) Visser and Patsy (Joe) Ruggiero; and his Aunt Betty Van Vorce and her sons Bobby and Jimmy. He was preceded in death by his parents Andrew and Dorothy (Van Vorce) Csomos, and his Uncle Charles Van Vorce. Jim is also survived by many friends whom he considered to be family and who have been extremely supportive during this difficult time.
Per Jim’s wishes, there will be no visitation or services and his family will celebrate his life with friends and family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania, Ohio or Hickory Ridge Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Temperance, Michigan. The family would like to thank the staff of Ebeid Hospice and Hickory Ridge for their outstanding and loving care of Jim.
Professional services provided by Reeb Funeral Home.