Harold James “Jim” Froehlich Jr.

October 22, 1940 ‒ February 20, 2021

Sunbury, Ohio

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.

  • Oh the memories!!! Jim, I’m so grateful I got to see you last year. Your family meant a lot to me. They were like my family. We had a special growing up in Barnesville. High school was so much fun being around you. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. Rest in peace dear friend.

    • Jim treasured your friendship with him. He said you were like another sister to him. Thank you for your kind words.❤

  • My condolences to Jim’s family . We shared many good times throughout our school years. He was a good friend. Rest In Peace.

  • I was so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was always so nice to talk to and was always a good listener. My heart goes out to his family.

  • Judy and family- so sorry for your loss.
    Jim was a good friend, who I worked with at American Agg for 12 years. He was a fun loving guy and I enjoyed working with him. May he Rest In Peace.
    “Jogging” Jim Akers

  • Brian and Christine, The loss of a parent is never easy. May he rest in peace and you find comfort in the wonderful memories your families have. My condolences to you and the entire Froehlich family.

  • Jim was a good friend who helped me out many times. We worked with his Dad, Donnie and Dave many years at the quart. There were many adventures both good and bad.
    Heartbreaking to know that he’s gone.
    Sending our best to his family.
    Jack & Joyce Henderson

  • Frita I know you’ll be missed, you were one of my best friends in HS..
    You could catch a football, except when you had the hives 9some will remember that)
    RIP friend and I’ll see you one day.

  • My best and lasting memories of Jim was his smile.
    But I will share one of my first impressions of Don and him. When I was little and we would visit Eleanor and Harold ( there were six of them and only two of us at the time so it was easier to go there) and the folks would talk and play cards , I used to think Linda was the luckiest girl in the world to have 2 such wonderful big brothers ….
    I thought that they were the greatest …
    Our sympathy , prayers , and love to Judy as well as immediate and extended family.

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