James (Jim) Gibson Jr.

October 25, 1934 - June 9, 2021

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GIBSON James (Jim) L. Jr., beloved husband for 49 years of the late Marlene Gibson (nee Lewis). Loving son of the late Josephine Gibson (nee Zenni) and loving brother to Jan Mathews. Devoted son in law of the late Martin and Helen Lewis. Loving father of Linda (Mark) Sivik, Jim (Stacey) and Jeff (Francine) Gibson. Devoted grandfather "Papa" of Ashley and Aubrie Sivik, Jonathan, Nathan, Jeremy, Shaun and Aaron Gibson. Loving companion of Pam Buck. Dearly beloved friend of many and so very kind and considerate to all. Passed away after a courageous and strong-willed battle with cancer on June 9, 2021, at 86 years of age.

Jim was a graduate of the Elder High School Class of 1952 and the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Member of the United States Coast Guard Reserve for 10 years. Jim retired after 30 years of dedicated public service with Hamilton County, Ohio and the City of Cincinnati, which began in 1979 as the Director of the Department of Employee Services for the Hamilton County Commissioners and County Administrator and retiring as the Chief Administrative Officer of the Department of County Facilities. Served as chairperson for Customer Advisory Panel for ChoiceCare. Jim was a former President of the American Association of Credit Counselors, Inc. and President of the Active Adjustment Agency, Inc., which Jim founded and provided credit counseling services for over 20 years and was awarded and saluted as an astute businessman and truly fine Ohioan by The Ohio House of Representatives. Campaign Manager for many years for the late Honorable Judge Norman Murdock, former Hamilton County Commissioner and member of The Ohio House of Representatives. Jim volunteered years of dedicated service to St. Martin of Tours Church and school as a member of the Finance Committee and member of the Education Committee. Most important to Jim was spending time with family and friends, watching the Cincinnati Reds and playing golf.

Visitation HODAPP FUNERAL HOME, 6410 Cincinnati Dayton Rd., Liberty Township, OH 45044, on Monday, June 14 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, June 15 at 10AM at St. Martin of Tours Church, 3720 St. Martin Place, Cincinnati, OH 45211, with visitation 9:30AM prior to service. To view Mass live, please click Here. Then select “Funerals”. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) , Southern & Central Ohio Chapter JDRF, 8035 Hosbrook Rd Suite 210 Cincinnati, OH 45236.


Kris Loughrie - Jun 14, 2021
I wanted to express my sympathies to the Gibson family and especially Pam. It was with great pleasure that I was able to get to meeting Jim through Tudy and Ray and yourself. Jim was always a welcoming gentleman and I enjoyed seeing his friendship with the Abaray's and when you were able to celebrate Tudy's birthday after she was in the memory care center. It meant a great deal to both of them. Thank you for allowing WCH to be your family and we will continue to support you during this time of loss. Prayers for comfort for all the fmaily.
John Lindell - Jun 14, 2021
Jim and family - Our condolences and prayers. From the Lindell’s in Darien CT
Trent and Sharon (Lehane) Lewis - Jun 13, 2021
Sunday, 06/13/2021 To the Gibson Family, "We are saddened to read that Jim passed away. He was greatly loved by all. I was always thanked him for telling me (Sharon) about my job opening at Hamilton County (SWOAPCA). What a year! Jim and Don Schaller (step-father) passing the same year. God bless all of you during this time. Sorry Trent and I will not make it to Jim's Visitation for I suffered a stroke on 07/26/2020 and am still in physical therapy. Therefore, I felt terrible this past Christmas when I could not write and send my Christmas cards because of motion problems on my right hand/arm/leg. Working to get healthier at this time. Jim and your Mom were very good friends of my Mom and Dad (Lehane) along with Don Schaller (step-father). May Our Lord Jesus look over you at this time. May the Holy Spirit give you His guidance. May Our Mother Mary wrap Her arms around you. Jim is in Heaven in peace now and has no more suffering." Love, Trent and Sharon (Lehane) Lewis Sharon - Lifelong Member of SMOT (Class of 1978) SIDE NOTE - God be with you, Linda and your family. Your Dad is with Mrs. Gibson.