James ‘Jim’ Bernard Gloth
James "Jim" Bernard Gloth, 67, of Seattle, and formerly of Holmes Beach, died March 26 at home surrounded by his family, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Mr. Gloth was born in Spokane, Wash., and raised in Seattle, where he attended Christ the King Grade School, Blanchett High School, Seattle University and the University of Washington.
He worked for Albertsons grocery stores where he met Kathy Fisher, and they married on July 30, 1971. Jim retired after 35 years from Albertsons. Jim and Kathy then opened and operated Island Foods grocery store in Holmes Beach, before selling the property to Publix. He was very active in his community, including chairing the Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Committee. Jim also was known for mentoring many young people at his store and later, his generosity and sense of humor.
A Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at Beck's Funeral Home, 405 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds, Wash. A Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, April 3, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 3218 W. Barrett St., Seattle, followed by burial at Holyrood Catholic Cemetery.
The family suggested donations may be given to the American Cancer Society www.cancer.org.
Jim is survived by his loving wife, Kathy; sisters Joanne and husband Dan Boyle, Mary and husband Bob Belknap, Peggy Gloth-Klein and husband Jeff Klein, Patty Gloth-Inman and husband Rand Inman; brothers Stephen and wife Julie Fisher, Tim and wife Virginia Fisher, Kevin and wife Sarah Fisher, Frank Fisher, Keith and wife Suzanne Greer; father-in-law Stephen P. Fisher; and many devoted nieces, nephews and longtime friends.