James Lewis Wollam, 86, of Galena, Ohio passed away at home on May 26, 2022.
Jim was born on February 20, 1936 in Toledo, Ohio to Joy Henry and Berneice Ruth Parker Wollam. He attended the Coast Guard Academy and served in the Coast Guard Reserves for 8 years. He married Mary Elizabeth Schill in August 1960, and had five children. He worked at Sears in a variety of positions, retiring after 35 years of service there.
After retirement, Jim enjoyed traveling with Mary. He was a life-long fisherman, and competed for many years in the Annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, winning various pins and awards over the years. He loved spending time with family, and was happy to teach the grandchildren how to fish on the Vineyard. Jim was preceded in death by his wife Mary, his parents Joy and Berneice, brother Carroll Wollam, son-in-law Tom Zamzow, and daughter-in-law Sharon Wollam.
He is survived by his children Kathleen Zamzow of Galena, Timothy of New Albany, Christopher (Nancy) of Westerville, Patrick (Rebecca) of Louisville, KY, and Jeffrey (Jennifer) of New Albany, IN, along with grandchildren David, Michael, Matthew, Seb, Jacob (Kourtney), Sarah (Devin), Elayna, Hannah, and Benjamin, and great grandson Theodore.
Donations may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association. (follow the link to donate)
A private service will be held.