James Paul Schlairet Sr.

July 11, 1945 ‒ March 10, 2016

Mount Vernon, Ohio

James Paul Schlairet Sr., age 70, of Mount Vernon passed away Thursday evening, March 10, 2016 at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.  He was born July 11, 1945 in Mount Vernon to the late Paul and Catherine (Cassiday) Schlairet.

Jim was a 1963 graduate of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic High School and a faithful member of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.  He was a retired Computer Analyst.  Jim enjoyed antique cars and going to car shows, camping, helping his family with projects and going to breakfast with his classmates from Saint Vincent.  His greatest passion was spending time with grandkids and family.  Jim will be remembered for his sense of humor and love of life.

Jim is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Mary (Blubaugh) Schlairet, whom he married on November 6, 1965; children, Cathy (Lee) Henthorn, Jim Schlairet Jr., Kevin (Stacia) Schlairet and Eric (Rachel) Schlairet all of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Kyle and Katelyn Henthorn, Tyler, Tim, Carli, Avari, Lillian, Aubry and Mason Schlairet; brothers, Ed (Fran) Schlairet of Georgia, Jack (Mary Jane) Schlairet of Mount Vernon, George Schlairet of Florida and David Schlairet of Columbus; sisters, Marilu (John) McGoldick of Florida, Peg Schlairet of Florida, Kay (Bob) Bostic of Mount Vernon, Pat Schlairet of Florida, Ann Schlairet of Mexico, Susan (Richard) Livingston of Florida and Janet (Les) Anticich of Pennsylvania; numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by an infant brother, Tom; infant grandchildren, Matthew, Sarah and Cassiday; and father and mother-in-law, Elmer “Pete” and Margaret Blubaugh.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. on Monday, March 14, 2016 at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High St., Mount Vernon.  The Rosary will be recited following the evening visitation.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Father Vincent Nguyen as the Celebrant. A graveside service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church or the Knox County Relay for Life in Jim’s memory.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Flower-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of James Paul Schlairet Sr.

  • My heart is heavy for all of you. Jim had such a big smile. I will always remember his smile when I bumped into him. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Tania Goossens

  • So very sorry to hear of your loss. Kyle, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hugs from all of us. <3.

  • Jim was a friend from my first days in grade school at St. Vincent. We were not all that close but he was always fun to be around. After being out of touch for many years he was just as warm and friendly as ever. He was a really good guy.
    Breakfast at the diner won’t be quite the same from now on.
    Please accept my sincere condolences.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will always remember his kindness and sense of humor. Love you all.

  • Aunt Mary and Family,
    It is with a very heavy heart that I write this. We were so very sorry to hear about Uncle Jim. I hope that through the sadness you can find laughter because every time I saw Uncle Jim, he was always laughing and had that big smile across his face. What a kind hearted soul. Heaven sure got a “special angel” last night.
    Please know that we have all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
    We love you all.
    Lisa, Ed and the kids

  • Mitch and I are very sorry to of the passing of your dad. You all r in our thoughts and prayers….

    Mitch and Susie Simpson

  • Dear Mary and family. I’m sorry for your loss. Jim was such a loving and caring man and always had a smile and friendly handshake. He will be sadly missed. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Mary Jane, – So sorry to hear about the loss of your brother-in-law. Our thoughts & prayers are with your family.

  • Mary,
    Jim was a special person. Not only to me, but to so many he knew. He was as wise as he was kind. He was the best friend when you needed him and was that voice of reason when he knew you needed help. I look at Jim as the perfect mentor. He was as much as a father figure as he was a friend. I know a bit if Jim will live on in all of us he touched. I will miss my friend and will never forget the times we shared. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Palmers

  • Mary and family, We are so sorry for your loss . You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless, John and Diana

  • To the entire Schlairet family
    We were so sorry to hear of the death of your dear husband, father, grandfather and brother. We are away at this time and cannot be there to express our sympathy but wanted you to know we are praying for all of you. May God wrap his arms of comfort around you and keep you close during this difficult time.
    In His Love
    Marlin and Phyllis

  • Cathy and the whole family-
    I am sorry for your loss and I am praying for you during this time for the strength and peace that only God can give you. I did not know your father -grandfather- friend, but after reading the celebration of his life–what a neat and fun guy who has invested in all of you and has left a mark on you that you will also pass on to others.

    –Andy Wing

  • Cathy and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Unfortunately, I understand how horrible of a hole lossing a father is and will be praying for you and your family as well as the repose of his soul.

    God Bless you all!

  • Cathy and family,
    I am sorry for your loss and will keep your father and family in my prayers. Reading the obituary, it appears your dad lived a wonderful life. Remember the good times!

  • Dear Kathy and Family, Just a note to let you know that my thought and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • So sorry to hear about your loss. Cathy, you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Jim’smile revealed his fun, kind, and caring personality. He was a loving & proud husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. Although he lost his own father at a very young age he became a man we know his dad was very, very proud of. Our prayers and wishes go to his wonderful family for peace and healing.
    George & Jean Fowler

  • Cathy and Family,

    Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Hang onto all the fond memories you have with your father and the time he spent with all of you. He sounded like a great man.

  • Eric and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.I never met your father but you always spoke so kindly of him. I hope you find comfort in your memories of him.

  • Cathy & Family

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am hoping that your memories will sustain you in these difficult times. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

  • Our father worked for Jim’s dad many years ago. We spent our early childhood years growing up in Mt Vernon and visiting with the Schlairet family on several occasions. I have fond memories of Jim and always thought of him as a very kind and giving soul. My heart goes out to all of his family. May you find peace knowing he has gone home to the lord.