Jamie Zitesman, devoted father and husband died peacefully Jan. 17, 2021.
Jamie was born Oct. 24, 1960, in Springfield, later moving to Columbus with his mother and sister. It was there that Jamie attended Upper Arlington High School and saw the future love of his life, Judy.
Several years later, they were introduced and after a long-distance romance, were married Sept. 21, 1986.
Jamie, a proud OSU Buckeye, completed his B.S.B.A. in 1982, and after spending several thrilling years working and skiing on Vail Mountain, Colo., returned with Judy to Columbus to complete his Juris Doctor degree at Capital Law School, graduating in 1993.
Admitted to the Ohio and Federal bar associations, Jamie pursued an
impressive 27-year career as a sole practicing attorney, representing clients in real estate transactions, litigation and business law.
Jamie was a leader in his profession, with notable memberships in the bar association real property committees and Columbus Board of Realtors.
Author of numerous articles and publications, Jamie was a highly sought-after seminar speaker and professional awards recipient. A devoted Dublin resident Jamie served on the Muirfield Civic Association and later as a City of Dublin board of zoning appeals volunteer from 2012-2018.
Jamie is preceded in death by his grandparents, Elick and Ida Zitsman,
Alexander and Margarite Degan; father, William Zitsman; stepfather, Edgar Mansfield; and infant daughter, Alexandra Zitesman.
He will be remembered with love by his devoted wife, Judy; children, Joseph and Jessica; his mother, Connie Mansfield; brothers, Rob, Howard and Chuck Zitsman; and sister, Karen Daves; and their families and children. He was a loving son-in-law to Judy’s parents, Anna and Zoltan Nemeth; and sister, Edie, and her family and children.
A private family graveside service was held Jan. 20 at Green Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jamie’s memory may be made to Congregation Beth Tikvah (bethtikvahcolumbus.org), Livnot U’Lehibanot (livnot.org), or a charity of your choice.