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James Vincent Kritzer Obituary


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“Why so they call you're brother Creepy Tom? ”
1 of 24 | Posted by: david harbaugh

“Jim, you were a great competitor and friend.I'll always remember what a great sense of humor you had. You left too soon. Rest in peace. -Bob Metzler ”
2 of 24 | Posted by: Bob Metzler - Kettering, OH

“I knew Jim from being a student trainer in football at Fairmont East.May God console the Kritzer family and may Jim rest in peace in heaven. ”
3 of 24 | Posted by: Tom Kwest - Kettering, OH

“So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Like so many others who have posted, I remember Jim as a kind, caring person who always had a smile and a warm...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Jim Whitton - Great Lakes, IL

“Reading of Jim's passing seems as unbelievable as the number of years that have passed since our graduation in 1973. God bless all of you in these...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Mark Dankof - San Antonio, TX

“Sorry for the loss of Jim. Have known him since the sixth grade at Prass, and was proud of that Fairmont Football game!!! ”
6 of 24 | Posted by: Lori Ferrraro - Kettering, OH

“You made my memories of Fairmont East so much fun, Jim. Rest in peace. ”
7 of 24 | Posted by: Jan Vasiladis Meyer - Alpharetta, GA

“I was so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I knew Jim from my elementary school days at J.E. Prass through my high school years at Fairmont East. I...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Jane Howard - Fairborn, OH

“I am so sorry to hear of Jim's illness and passing. He was a great guy and I have wonderful memories of him in high school. I also remember seeing...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Pam Shepherd Himebaugh - Warwick, RI

“Dave and I are so sorry to hear that Jim passed away. We attended Fairmont East with Jim and remember him as a stellar athlete and all around fun...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Heidi Gasper - Kettering, OH

“I attended junior high school at JFK and high school at Fairmont East with Jim. Of course I remember him as the star athlete that he was, but I also...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: phil Hardison - Knoxville, TN

“I'm very sorry to hear about Jim's passing. I hadn't seen Jim in at least 26 years, but still remember all the good times we had. Ironically, I just...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Don Sanders - Jensen Beach, FL

“My heart goes out to the Kritzer family. It's a deeply sad time. But I do have one happy thought I'll share: There are no lonely dogs in heaven now,...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Cindy Hamilton - Dayton, OH

“rest in peace good friend have alot of happy memories from are youth.we had alot of fun, you made me laugh. i pray the Lords peace and strength to...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: thomas j.jordan - springfield, OH

“Oh yeah, Jimmy....I almost forgot...say hello to Pat for me. Head ”
15 of 24 | Posted by: Jim Hedrick - Kettering, OH

“To the Kritzer Family, May God ease you heartache and pain. He will be missed by all who kew him. ”
16 of 24 | Posted by: Chris Fleming Brown - San Anotnio, TX

“My deepest regards to the Kritzer family in their loss. Jim was a good friend of my brother, Tom Jordan. I'm a few years older, but remember Jim, ...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Cindy Jordan - Kettering, OH

“Jimmy Kritzer...a trusted teammate and dearest friend....a gentle man...I have no words to measure this loss. May your beloved dogs, your brother...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Jim Hedrick - Kettering, OH

“May God's blessings be showered upon Jim's family and friends. Steve Hilgeman Fairmont East HS Class of 1973 ”
19 of 24 | Posted by: Steve Hilgeman - OH

“I was saddened to hear of Jim's passing today. Please know your family is in my thoughts. I went to school with Jim at Fairmont East High School. ”
20 of 24 | Posted by: Vickie Echcaroff Gentry - OH

“So sorry to read the news. I only knew Jim up to the age of 14 when I moved from Ohio, but always kept a good memory of Jim. He was a good kid with a...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Dave Margolis - Studio City, CA

“Jim, God Bless You, may you rest in Peace!! Cheryl ”
22 of 24 | Posted by: Cheryl Burns - Centerville, OH

“Jim, the good Lord must have needed another fooball player for his team. You left us way to soon my friend. Mr. And Mrs. Kritzer you have our...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Duane Kester - Silver Springs, FL

“Jim we will miss you. You left way too soon and I will always remember the good times we had. I pray that you are resting in God's hands now and all...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: John Schmidt - Louisville, KY


KRITZER, James V., age 56, of Dayton, died May 8, 2011 at the Dayton VA Hospice after a long illness. Jim was born December 18, 1954, in Adrian, Michigan, the beloved second son of Robert and Jean Kritzer. Preceded in death by his brother Jack, May 25, 1975. Jim is survived by his parents Robert and Jean Kritzer; two daughters Amber Pinnock of Dayton, OH. and Heather Wadsworth of New Bradenton, FL; and four grandchildren Rachel and Rayanna Pinnock, Mathew Wadsworth Jr. and Darcey Riley Wadsworth; brother Tim Kritzer and sister-in-law Marianne and niece Katie-Beth Kritzer of Pendleton, IN., ; and brother Tom Kritzer of Kettering, OH; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, specially his best friend Jim Hedrick of Kettering, OH. Jim graduated from Fairmont East High School in Kettering, 1973, was a member of the 1972's Championship football team and State A.A.V. champion in the 220 yard dash. He was also on the wrestling team. Jim attended University of Dayton College of the Arts and Sciences before serving in the Army. Jim was a proud veteran and served in the Army's 1st 75th Ranger Battalion, Ft. Stewart, GA. He was awarded Expert Rifle M-16A1, Sharpshooter (Hand Grenade), and Parachute Badge. Jim loved his family, the outdoors, his dogs, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Nascar. His family will sorely miss him. No formal services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dayton V.A. Medical Center 4100 W. Third St., Dayton OH 45428. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.routsong.com.

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