James Ajhar

July 27, 1933 Phillipsburg, New Jersey
Passed Away:
March 10, 2015 Westminster, Colorado

James Ajhar, 81 of Westminster, CO, passed away on March 10th, 2015. James was born on July 27th, 1933, son of the late George and Malake (Hanna) Ajhar in Phillipsburg, NJ. Jim graduated from Phillipsburg high school class of “51”

Jim served our country in the U.S Army and after being honorably discharged, Jim co-owned and operated Ajhar’s Market in Stewarstville, NJ later to retire as a meat cutter from Laneco and co. Jim was a dedicated son, father, husband and friend, he always had a funny story or joke to tell. If Jim could make you laugh he was at his happiest. His favorite hobbies were woodworking and watching football, he was a avid New York Giants fan. Jim attended the Senior Resource Center weekly with Barbara. He loved going every day and enjoyed the many great things the center had to offer to include crafts, field trips, and singing. Jim also loved to spend time with their dog Ally. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Barbara Ajhar and his four children Patricia Gruhler, Kathy Dietrich, Edward Ajhar, and William Ajhar. James also had three grandchildren, Brad Dietrich (married to Melanie Dietrich), Megan Dietrich-Kerbaugh (Married to Donald Kerbaugh), and James Ajhar, and three great grandchildren, Jordan Dietrich, Haillie Dietrich, and Donald Kerbaugh V

The family would like to thank son-in-law Chaz Bauer, long time family friend Joseph Stern, and the Senior Resource Center in Wheatridge for the amazing and compassionate assistance in caring for James. James has chosen not to have a service and would like all memorial donations to benefit the Senior Resource Center via:
online https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/seniorsresourcecenter and/or by mail to Senior Resource Center 3227 Chase St. Denver, CO 80212 in C/O James Ajhar and family.


9 Responses to James Ajhar

  1. Terri & Rob Souders says:

    Barb, Bill & Chaz, Our prayers go out to all of you. Jim was such a wonderful person. We shared so many good times and they will never be forgotten. He is now in good hands and may he rest in peace. Love, Terri & Rob

  2. Joe Cutrona says:

    Rest in peace my friend

  3. Danielle Galate says:

    Sending my Condolences to The Ajhar Family, Jim was A Wonderful Person. You are all in my Prayers. Danielle G.

  4. Chris kayal says:

    To All Jim’s Family My deepest sympathy goes out to you for your loss of a good man. Jim was always the jokester and loved to make us all laugh. So glad we always kept in touch when you traveled around the US. Barb, Bill, Chaz take care and keep in touch.

  5. mary jane howey says:

    Barb and family so sorry to hear about Jim he was a very special friend even tho we never got to see each other , Barb u also r a veru dear friend and I miss u so much thoughts and prayers to all love u all Mary Jane

  6. Patty says:

    Dad, To a wonderful father, who was always there for us. You loved your family and friends with all your heart. I will miss you so much, I only wish I had the chance to see you again. I hope you are at peace now dad. Until we meet again I love you always. Patty

  7. John Waitman says:

    So sorry for you loss prayers are sent to all of you.

  8. Chaz Bauer says:

    My deepest condolences go out to my Husband Link Bauer, His Mother Barb Ajhar and the entire Ajhar Family and Friends of James Ajhar. As we say our final farewell’s to a great man who has conquered many challenges set before him in life. He has fought a long and hard battle with Alzheimers, Emphysema, and COPD. He has persevered through both hip replacements and multiple open heart surgeries. He was both a loving father and husband and never once rejected the love his son and I shared as he honored us as our witness as we exchanged our vows. He never turned down a party invitation and never said no to any request or task put before him. In law he was my Father-in-Law, but in life he was my mentor, a brave warrior and a man equal to that of my own father. I am confident he and my father are up there right now swapping stories of the many adventures we all shared over the years. Goodbye “Jimbo Jet” may you rest in peace and know I will not falter my duty to take care of your wife and son till my dying breath. Rest in peace knowing you will be missed and never forgotten…

  9. Bill says:

    Dad, We love you very much and are going to miss you very much, especially your jokes and stories. We had a lot of great times and the family has so many great memories to hold on to. You were an amazing father and friend. You have worked so hard all of your life, now it is time to rest. We love you!

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