James M. Zoretich

James M. Zoretich

January 09, 1956 - July 29, 2023

James M. Zoretich

January 09, 1956 - July 29, 2023


James M. Zoretich, 67, of Chippewa Twp., died unexpectedly Saturday, July 29, 2023 at his residence.

Born January 9th, 1956, in Ashtabula OH, he was the son of Anita (Koch) Zoretich and the late John Zoretich. In his work life James was a Transportation and Logistics Manager for Elkem where he retired after 34 years and continued his career with Hydro. After retiring from Hydro, James enjoyed spending time with his loved ones and neighbors. Jim was skilled in all trades and ensured perfection of every one of his many projects. He was well known for his expectational level of workmanship, knowledge and cooking ability. Took great pride in sharing his wealth of knowledge and was a proud supporter/member of the NRA. In addition, he had an infectious sense of humor and strong love for a good glass of bourbon shared amongst friends and family.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Marilyn (Hanger) Zoretich; his children, Kevin (Rebecca) Zoretich, Kristopher Zoretich, Ryan (Brittany) Freede, Heather (Buddy) Nemchek and Karla (Dan) Seery; 11 grandchildren, Rayah, Kruz, Aubrey, Caleb, Landon, Rylee, Talon, Luke, Logan, Ada and Dante; 2 brothers, Gerald Zoretich and Jack (Susan) Zoretich. James also leaves behind his niece Kristina and nephew John. In addition, he leaves behind numerous other friends and family.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Zoretich. James will be dearly missed. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the following funeral services below.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, August 5th from 11am-1pm in the GABAUER-LUTTON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC.- 117 Blackhawk Rd., Chippewa Twp., www.gabauerfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Memorial Gathering

  • Date & Time: August 05, 2023 (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
  • Venue: Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
  • Location: 117 Blackhawk Rd Beaver Falls, PA 15010 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (724) 846-4500

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8 responses to James M. Zoretich

  1. FS says:

    Somewhat at a loss for words. There’s not much I can say that others have not already stated about Jim. All holds true. Jim, JZ, my work dad and the best friend one can only dream of having. What an unlikely pair some would see in the world we live in today but this pair worked so well together. This hurt is indescribable for so many, so many. A true testament to the man Jim was.

    JZ, my BF, no matter our differences, thank you for allowing me to see my strength and opening my heart.

    My deepest condolences to Jim’s wife, loved ones and friends.

  2. I was very sad to read about Jim’s passing. We were classmates at Ashtabula Harbor High School. He was a really nice guy and had a great sense of humor. My condolences to the family members and friends. Remember the good times.

  3. I was very sad to hear of Jim’s passing. I just heard moments ago. I’ve worked with him the past 5 years. What a honest, good hearted man. Well respected, reliable & wise. My deepest condolences to his wife, the family & friends.

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