Jim Groble was a very active volunteer at the Ohio City Bicycle Co-op, an avid cyclist, and a natural leader. Never one to suffer a fool, Jim Groble was a straight shooter and called it as he saw it. I think we all have a “Groble story” about something extraordinary he did, whether it was a gift he gave, a lesson he taught, a funny story he told, or a battle he was fighting. These stories won’t soon fade from our memory.

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James Groble Jr. , 67, passed away March 26, 2020. Beloved husband of 43 years to Patricia (Jorns). Loving father of Sarah, James H. (Amber), and Kathryn Flinn (Sean). Brother of Anthony, Theresa Jakala, Rebecca Hull, and Michael. Dear grandfather of Abigail, Fiona, and Charlie. James is preceded in death by his parents, James and Mary Ann Groble. Considered by his friends a Renaissance man, he transitioned from careers in warehouse management and commercial courier and later in life earned his Masters in Educational Technology degree. James became a high school teacher for at risk students. He was very community service oriented. He was active in Boy Scouts for 20 years, volunteered at local bike cooperative, helping underserved community get access to bicycles. He will be greatly missed. ALL SERVICES PRIVATE. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ohio City Bicycle Co-op, (paypal link here) Online condolences may be made at www.jardinefh.com.