Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Kistler and extended family: The loss of Jim is hard to fathom. He was like a father to me. While growing up in the late 1970s, the Kistler family took me under their wing and helped guide me through some turbulent years. For this, I will be eternally grateful. Until I see you in glory Jim, I will remember you with love.

Posted by Greg Barr - Elyria, OH - Friend   February 24, 2018

Alison and I send our sincerest wishes for peace & comfort

Posted by Elliott Simon - Solon, OH - Friend   February 20, 2018

Dear Valera, Jim was a wonderful christian man. I truly admired him. May you find peace knowing he is with God. Love and Blessings Neil and Janice Tessmer

Posted by Neil Tessmer - Seven Hills, OH   February 04, 2018

Dear Michelle and Family,My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I'm sure that there are many happy and joyful memories that can be shared for the uplift of your spirit.Blessings,Lynn B.

Posted by A friend   February 04, 2018

It was my honor to know and work with Jim for almost two decades at National City. He was a true model of professionalism. More importantly, he was a kind, gentle and thoroughly decent man who was universally admired and respected. He was a wonderful man and I consider myself very fortunate to have know him. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Mark Biars - Hudson, OH   February 02, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Jim Kistler's passing. I first met him in the 1960's. He was a man of great integrity and kindness. I am sure that anyone that met Jim became his friend. I will miss him and my prayers are with Valera and family. Rest in peace my friend.

Posted by Michael McKenna - Costa Mesa, CA - Friend   February 01, 2018

I had the pleasure and honor of knowing Mr. Kistler ( Dad ) like I call him since 1977 when He welcomed me to his house together with his wife Valera ( Mom) and Shelly , Jim and Becky . As an exchange student . I would never forget all the talks that we had around their fire place and all the many times that he laughed of my weird jokes . I want to celebrate your life Dad, I don't want to be sad , but I cannot help it . You and Mom raised a beautiful family and I am proud and happy to be part of it . Love you with all my heart . Nando

Posted by jose ( Nando ) Spillari - Westhampton Beach, NY   January 31, 2018

I worked with Mr. Kistler at NCB - such a kind, wonderful man. Heaven has gained another angel.

Posted by - Cleveland, OH   January 31, 2018