James Harold “Jim” Gilman

November 27, 1962 ‒ June 15, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

James Harold “Jim” Gilman, 54, of Delaware passed away unexpectedly Thursday evening, June 15, 2017 at his residence.

He was born November 27, 1962 in Columbus, Ohio to Harold and Rosa (Jenkins) Gilman and graduated from Northland High School in 1981. He later proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force.

Artistically inclined, Jim enjoyed working on cars, woodworking and throwing darts. He also enjoyed gardening and was an excellent cook.

Left to cherish his memory is his children, Tara, Jordan and Shelby Gilman of Columbus; his mother, Rosa Gilman of Lewis Center; sister, Sherri Peters of Delaware; nephew, Brandon Peters of Delaware; and his feline companion, Sweet Pea; aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends also survive.

Jim was preceded in death by his father Harold and his wife Barbara K. Gilman.

A memorial gathering will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware, where celebration of life services will follow at 1:00 pm with Jim’s cousin, Mark Easterling officiating.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Gilman family.

To share a fond memory of Jim or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • God Bless and Thank YOU, Jim for your service in The United States Air Force… RIP … And Semper Fi………. “The Eagle Has Landed”.

  • My condolences to your family, my old friend. I am sorry we lost touch through the years. You were a close friend to me when I needed it most – a shy, awkward teenager. You took me under your wing and helped me find my way in that confusing, anxious place that is the junior high and high school social scene. Thank you for being a friend, Jimmy. With love, Mike Demana