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James Picolo

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Service: 10:00am Wed. August 11th, 2021
Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church

Picolo, James, 79 of Springfield, Ohio passed peacefully on Thursday, August 5, 2021, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Jim was born in Springfield on June 19th, 1942 the seventh of eight children to James and Mary (Butera) Picolo. He attended Catholic Central High school and graduated from Springfield High School. He married Rebecca Ann (Wagner) Picolo on November 27, 1963. Jim was an active member of Knights of Columbus and Springfield Union Club. Jim retired from International Harvester where he worked for 35 years. Jim loved to play golf, enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events, wood working, playing cards and most of all spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Rebecca Picolo, children James C. (Amy) Picolo, Daniel (Jennifer) Picolo, Karen (Eric) Felty, Michael (Stacey) Picolo, Dominic Picolo, and Jennifer (Toby) Hayden. Brother Richard Picolo (Bellview,FL), sister Rita Fitzwater (Springfield, OH) and sister-in-law Flora (Wagner) Hughes. Grandchildren JD (Kristen) Walsh, Beth Walsh, Elizabeth Crowe, Victor Felty, Katie (Ed) Willoughby, Maggie Picolo, Mary Kate Picolo, Emma Felty, Oliver Felty, Luke Picolo, Nicholas Picolo, Claudia Picolo, Alex Picolo, Maci Picolo, Jack Hayden, Charlie Hayden, Henry Hayden, George Hayden, William Hayden, Emily Harman, 11 great grandchildren and many beloved family and friends. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, brother Joseph and sisters Margret Parson, Virginia Mencke, Elizabeth Garrity and Bernice Boggs. Visitation will be held from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday in CONROY FUNERAL HOME. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joseph Church or Clark County SPCA.
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My condolences to your family. It’s a hard thing to lose someone. But all we can do is celebrate his life. Based on the way his son Nick was raised he is sure to be a great man. Stay strong

- Mustafa Amawi, Friday August 27th, 2021

With a very heavy heart I reflect. So grateful to have Jim as part of my book of life. I can't imagine my childhood without him. To Becky, my life long friend Karen, and all of the family I send my deepest sympathy. I know he will be dearly missed. My love and prayers..... Phegener

- Karen Duke, Friday August 13th, 2021

I am so sorry to hear this. Deepest condolences and prayers to you all.

- Lori Blazer, Wednesday August 11th, 2021

My condolences to your family. It’s a hard thing to lose someone. But all we can do is celebrate his life. Based on the way his son Nick was raised he is sure to be a great man. Stay strong

- Mustafa Amawi, Tuesday August 10th, 2021

Dear Becky and family, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Please accept my condolences. I am unable to attend the viewing and funeral, but you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I know Jim is resting in God's hands now and is at peace!

- Kathy Traub, Tuesday August 10th, 2021

Condolences to you and your family, so sorry to hear of the loss of Jim. We are unable to attend the viewing and funeral, you will be in our thoughts and prayers! He was a great guy and will be missed by all of us, may he be at peace!

- Rollie & Lynda Rose, Tuesday August 10th, 2021

Coach Picolo - we first met at St. Mary’s when you coached football in the CYO league. Thank you for the lessons you taught and the friendship I’ve always treasured. Later in life it was always my pleasure to run into you at the Wittenberg games - you will be missed. God bless your wonderful family as I know how much you will be missed! Prayers for all!

- Van Eancheff , Monday August 9th, 2021

Sometimes, when one person is absent, the whole world seems depopulated. ( Alphonse De Lamartine) Having known the Picolo Family my whole life, I know how much Jims absence will be felt. Although no words can ease your grief, just know that you all are close in my thoughts & prayers. I admired Jim for his strength of character & his Faith. May God Bless you all in your time of grief

- Kelly Shay, Monday August 9th, 2021

My condolences to your family. It’s a hard thing to lose someone. But all we can do is celebrate his life. Based on the way his son Nick was raised he is sure to be a great man. Stay strong

- Mustafa Amawi, Monday August 9th, 2021

Known Jim since first grade at St. Mary’s thru High school. Loved watching him play football In grade school with his dad on the sidelines. Lots of Memories, Prayers for Becky and family

- MaryAliceDavis Miller, Monday August 9th, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Remember a lot of good times with Jim over the years in the west end. May he Rest In Peace in god’s hands. My prayers to you and the family.

- Tom whaley , Sunday August 8th, 2021

The ones we love are never gone; they live within our hearts. Our heartfelt condolences to the Picolo family.

- Debbie Wade & Clyde Smith , Sunday August 8th, 2021

A classmate, team mate and life long good and faithful friend, I will miss you deeoly.

- Robert L SHAY, Sunday August 8th, 2021

Pic, I will miss going to the Witt games with you, and our fishing trips at Indian Lake. A good and loyal friend and will miss you.

- Patrick (Carolyn) Hayes, Sunday August 8th, 2021

Pic, I will miss going to the Witt games with you, and our fishing trips at Indian Lake. A good and loyal friend and will miss you.

- Patrick (Carolyn) Hayes, Sunday August 8th, 2021

So sorry to read that your husband passed away Becky, you and your family will be our prayers. Love you old friend, Tootie

- Tootie Carmosino Kreitz, Sunday August 8th, 2021

Coach Picolo - You coached me at St. Mary and encouraged me when our paths crossed. A special person who will be missed in our lives.

- David Perin, Sunday August 8th, 2021

Jim Picolo was first and for most, a very friendly, genuine man! I know he loved his wife and each and every one of his children. He was a man of faith. Typically, he would wave at me from across St. Joseph's Church. Jim always spoke and if time permitted, he would have a little something to share. He liked to have fun but it was always delivered in a class manner. I would tease him about being ornery enough to be healthy and he responded with that famous grin! He was definitely a sports enthusiast and at times, he obviously disagreed with the officials. To Mrs. Picolo and their children, I extend my deepest sympathy. He is now free from pain and suffering. Not having him around will indeed be very tough for all of you and his many friends! Please remember that there was only one Jim Picolo and we have all been blessed to know and enjoy him for being a super person. Rest In Peace, Pic and hold your head high, sir, because the legacy you left in your earthly life should make you and all who really new you so very proud!

- Larry E. Spicer, Sunday August 8th, 2021

Becky..we are so sad to hear of Jim's passing..Prayers to you & your family..

- Roy & Ginger Hopson, Saturday August 7th, 2021

Football in the middle of Race St., then St. Mary's and Central.. What cherished memories with a one-of-a-kind. Rest in Peace, Pic.

- Tom Palmer, Saturday August 7th, 2021

We are so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. He was a great guy and will be missed by all.

- Bob Sample , Saturday August 7th, 2021

Sorry for your loss to your family. Thoughts and prayers are go out to you

- David Hosier , Saturday August 7th, 2021

We are so sorry! Our love and prayers are with you and your family. I hope he doesn’t have to ride any HUGE horses in Heaven. A memory that always makes us laugh.

- Rosalie and Ron, Saturday August 7th, 2021

Becky and Family, So sorry for your loss. We will all miss Jim Picolo. The Good Lord “broke the mold” after He gave us Pic. He was a unique and genuine character. I don’t remember ever being around Jim that I didn’t end up laughing about something. He truly made life more enjoyable. I am so thankful that we were able to spend some time with Jim and his sons at the Race Street Open over the last few years. RIP Pic.

- Rich and Sue Whalen, Saturday August 7th, 2021

Dearest Rita and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God heal your hearts and bless you with the sweetest memories of your brother always. May he rest in heavenly peace and love.

- Brenda Valley , Saturday August 7th, 2021

Prayers from Rhode Island.

- Stephanie Picolo Manzi, Saturday August 7th, 2021

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