James Diguilio

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September 3, 1940 - February 23, 2012

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Sunday, February 26th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.


Monday, February 27th at 11 a.m.


James Wade DiGuilio, age 71, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2012 at home with his wife at his side. He fought a gallant fight with cancer. He was born September 3, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio to his late parents, Mary and James (Kaki) DiGuilio. Also preceded by his grandmother, Jean (Grandma Jean) Snyder; brothers, Gary and Norman (Alfie) DiGuilio; brothers-in-law, Robert and Ron Haycraft. Jim graduated from Linden McKinley High School, class of 1958. Following graduation, he worked at Western Electric for 7 years, then went on to graduate from the Columbus Police Academy, class of 1966. After 31 fullfilling years, Jim retired from the Columbus Police Department on May 31, 1997 to spend more time with his wife and family, which he did. He was so proud of the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren and attended nearly all their sporting events. His life was his family. Jim leaves behind his loving and devoted wife, Sylvia; son, J.D. (Sandy) DiGuilio of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; daughters, Stephanie DiGuilio Rosso of Honolulu, Hawaii and Ricci (Timothy) DiGuilio Gravely of Lewis Center, Ohio; 6 grandchildren, Niki and Dominic DiGuilio, Kaimana and Jade Rosso, Stephanie and Hope Gravely; nephews, Brian DiGuilio, Mark and Todd Haycraft; nieces, Vicki (Mike) DiGuilio Bondoc, Shari (Joe) DiGuilio Nagy, Carlene (DeWayne) Leonard Gibson, Rhonda (Tom) Haycraft Renihan, Bobbi Haycraft Jones; brother-in-law, Charles Leonard; sister-in-laws, Linda Leonard, Cheryl DiGuilio, Cherri DiGuilio and Barbara Haycraft. Visitation will be held Sunday, February 26th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME 55 East Schrock Road, Westerville where a service will be held Monday, February 27th at 11:00 a.m.. Randy Koehler officiating. Interment Cheshire Cemetery, Galena, Ohio.


Rick Campbell - Feb 27, 2012

Dear J.D. and family,
We were saddened to read of your dad’s passing. Our prayers will be with you and your family. Remember, there will be a day of Uniting in Heaven and you will be together once again!!
Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.
Rick & Pam Campbell

Jim and Amy Hinton, John, and Stephanie - Feb 26, 2012

Dear Sylvia and family,
We are deeply saddened by Jim’s passing. We will miss his wonderful smile as we have enjoyed having him as our neighbor for the past seven years. If you need anything at all, please let us know.
Jim, Amy, John, and Stephanie Hinton

Jennifer Moreland Van Paepeghem - Feb 26, 2012

Ricci, Tim and families,
Our deepest sympathies to you and your families. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Let me know if you need anything. Jennifer and Jude.

Bill Taylor - Feb 25, 2012

In his capacity in the Detective Bureau, Jim was a great help to me in coordinating the Central Ohio Crime Stoppers Program in the 1980s. He was a fine detective, a true professional, and always a pleasure to work with. My thoughts and prayers are with Jim’s extended family.

Connie Williams - Feb 25, 2012

All my symphathy to Sylvia, Ricci and Tim, JD and Sandy & Stephanie. Jim was a wonderful man, a great Dad and Grandfather.

Chip Secrest - Feb 25, 2012

JD,Stephanie, and Diguilio family. My heart goes out to you guys for your lose. I know how special family is to you, and that’s what will help you get through the pain. My thoughts, and prayers are with you. Love you all, Chip

Audrey Bullock - Feb 25, 2012

Ricci and family sorry about you lost. Tim and I are thinking about you Ricci and if you need anything I will be here for you. Love, Tim and Audrey

John and Cathy Cray - Feb 24, 2012

Sylvia and the entire DiGuilio please accept our heartfelt condolenaces. Jim was my best friend and partner not to mention God Parent to our son, Michael. We will truely, truely miss him, but I also know that I will see him again. God Bless you all.
John & Cathy

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