James G. “Jim” Zivkoff

December 07, 1937 ‒ March 13, 2021

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: James G. “Jim” Zivkoff, 83, of Mansfield passed away peacefully Saturday, March 13, 2021 in County Meadow Care Center following an extended illness.

The son of Joseph and Mary Zivkoff, Jim was born in Mansfield on December 7, 1937.  Jim graduated from Mansfield Senior High where he was a star athlete on the track team.  Coached by Harry Mehock, Jim was a four time state champion in the hurdles.

Jim met Rebecca Baith before getting drafted in the United States Army.  Writing letters to one another, the two continued to correspond.  On August 22, 1964 Jim and Rebecca were married.

In the mid 1960’s Jim worked for American Machine and Foundry in Shelby.  He then worked at Tappan before beginning his career at Ohio Brass.  At the time of his retirement, Jim worked in quality control.

Jim was always working, he hardly ever sat still.  Skilled with various carpentry and flooring abilities, whatever Jim built was meant to last. Jim built his own house and was always working on that next project.

He loved sports and was an encouraging and supportive dad and grandpa.

Jim was a member of Grace Episcopal Church where in his younger years sang in the church choir.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Rebecca Zivkoff of Mansfield; daughter Nicola (Mark) Stone of Lucas; grandchildren Alaina and Aiden Stone.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his siblings Pete and Mike Zivkoff, Ann Gall, Helen McKamey, Dorothy Klein, and an infant sister.

His family will receive friends Wednesday, March 17, 2021 from 5-7pm in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home.  Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 am in Mansfield Cemetery where military honors will take place.

Online condolences to his family may be made by visiting: SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • Our thoughts and love to you all, our deepest sympathy and prayers of comfort during these days ahead. So very sorry of your great loss.
    Our loves to you
    From The Caltriders
    And Charles Ervin

  • So glad Nikki that you gave me the opportunity to talk with your dad at time I’m so glad that he knew the Lord and we know we can be with him again. I wish I would’ve known more about him so we could’ve had a close relationship. Cheryl and I remember the day I came down to her house and told us that they were expecting you they were so ecstatic. We will be praying for you and Becky through this time!