James “Jim” Hartzheim, Jr.

James “Jim” Hartzheim, Jr., 71, passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.  He was born on June 17, 1951, and graduated from Bethel High School in Hampton, VA.  Jim loved golfing, fishing, shooting pool, and watching hockey and football.  He loved working with his hands and most of all, he loved being a Granddad to Lexi.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, James Hartzheim, Sr. and Virginia Hartzheim, and his sister, Cheri Krapcho.  He is survived by his daughter, Amber Paul; granddaughter, Lexi Paul; brothers, Mick Hartzheim (Mary) and Pat Hartzheim; sisters Kathy Hutchison (Bob) and Sandy Fitch; nieces and nephews; and his long-time companion, Donna Ward.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

The family would like to especially thank Riverside Hospice for the compassionate care during Jim’s final weeks


  1. Julie Hartzheim

    Amber, Lexi, and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray we can all rejoice in the good times and be comforted knowing he is now pain free. I love you all so much 💜

  2. Sheila Batts Majka and Jim Majka

    Mary and Mick, please accept our heartfelt sympathy on Jimmy’s passing. I will post info on our Bethel class of 72 reunion page to let Folks know since so many from our class knew Jimmy and Mick. Prayers to you all.

  3. Glenda Rolfe

    Donna, deepest condolences to you & your family. ( Jim ) is without pain now &
    You both suffered throughout his illness & he will be forever in your heart.
    My prayers for all in this sad time of loss.

  4. Tom Buckingham

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Jim I grew up down the street and met up with him years later at Warwick Forrest where he helped out at the church service there as he helped my father who was living there He was a special man and Big Brother to many

  5. Karen Calabro

    Donna, I am so very sorry. Jim was such a lovely man – any man who loved your bunnies like he did was a true gem. Pickles, Grayson and I send love, peace and healing thoughts your way.

  6. Amy Rankin

    My Deepest Sympathy to you, Donna. Prayers to help you through this difficult time. I know he was a great man and you are a loving caring person.

  7. Steve and Pat Bradshaw

    Donna, Steve and I are so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing . Know that you are in our prayers. May God give you comfort and peace ! 🙏✝️❤

  8. Bill and Sharon Cochran

    Amber, Lexi and Hartzheim family. Bill and I are so sorry to here about Jim. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Thinking back we have known this beautiful family for 50 years and have cherished your friendship. May Jim Rest in peace 🙏💜

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