Harold James “Jim” Froehlich Jr.
October 22, 1940 ‒ February 20, 2021
Harold James “Jim” Froehlich Jr. of Sunbury, age 80, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday, February 20, 2021. Jim was born in Barnesville, Ohio, on October 22, 1940, to Harold J. Froehlich Sr. and Eleanor (Nau) Froehlich, both of whom preceded him in death.
Surviving Jim, and cherishing his memory, are his wife of over 22 years, Judith L. (Kaple) Froehlich; his children, Lee (Connie) Froehlich of Marysville, Fred Froehlich of Omaha, Nebraska, Mary Froehlich of Pinetown, NC, Deia (Jeff) Sobas of Fort Mill, South Carolina, Brian (Christine) Froehlich of Sunbury, Joel (Kathy) Froehlich of Sunbury, Sheri (Matt) Henderson of Delaware, Tony (Anissa) Lawson of Lewis Center, Sean (Kathy) Lawson of Galena, Christa (Richard) Pauley of Sunbury; 47 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, Dave (Carol) Froehlich of Delaware, Bob (Cathy) Froehlich of Barnesville, Dan (Melinda) Froehlich of Marysville; and his sister-in-law, Ruth Froehlich of Canal Winchester.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Don Froehlich; and sister, Linda Gallagher.
Jim served our country in the Army from 1958 to 1962 – for which we are a grateful nation. He was proud of his Catholic heritage and convictions as a regularly attending member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Sunbury. Jim was among the initial church members to begin the Eucharist Adoration at the Church over 15 years ago. He was fond of doing furniture and antique restoration, as well as the rehab and restoration of old houses. Above all, Jim was a loving and attentive husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His most favorite thing to do was to spend time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service for Jim at St. John Neumann Catholic Church (9633 E, OH-37, in Sunbury) on Monday, March 1, at 11am.
DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements and is honored to serve the Froehlich family.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Jim’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project (P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS, 66675-8516) or Capital City Hospice (2800 Corporate Exchange Dr. #170, Columbus, OH, 43231). Memories of Jim and condolences may be posted to www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.