Gardening 12

James Austin Hizer, Jr.

July 22, 1933 ~ December 15, 2021 (age 88)


James Austin Hizer, Jr of Conneaut went to be with Jesus, Wednesday December 15, 2021 at UH Conneaut after complications from COVID.  He was born July 22, 1933 in Quinwood, West Virginia, the son of James Austin Hizer and Edith (Denny) Pittsenbarger.  He was married to the love of his life, Carol (Ritchey) Hizer for sixty years.

Jim retired from True Temper in Lake City, PA in 1998. 

He enjoyed working in the flower beds, planting the garden, tinkering on older cars, mowing the lawn, and driving around the lake looking for ducks to feed.  He loved going to Township Park to have breakfast and picnics.  He liked watching westerns and was very fond of the Gaither Homecoming videos in his later years.  Ultimately, his favorite thing was to visit with his family and friends.

Jim is survived by his wife, Carol (Ritchey) Hizer; his children, Rhonda (Bill Griffith) Hizer, Charlene (Chuck) Reitz, Renee Hizer, Sharon (Dana) Darr and Debbie Foy; siblings, Paul and John Pittsenbarger, Linda Nunley, Jack Hizer and Betty Lou Marsh; grandchildren, Michael and Mallory Ball, Jeffrey and Justin Reitz, Savannah Sanchez and Anthony and Kyle Darr.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepdad, Sam Pittsenbarger; sister, Jerlene (Hizer) Ash; and his son Gary Hizer.

Funeral service will be held 12:00 PM Noon Monday December 20, 2021 at the Marcy Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, where the family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until time of service at the funeral home.

Burial will take place at 2:30 PM Monday at the Albion Cemetery.  Please meet at the cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Wesleyan Methodist Church, 313 East Main Rd., Conneaut, Ohio 44030.

Sign the guestbook at



To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of James Austin Hizer, Jr., please visit our floral store.

Memorial Tree
A Memorial Tree was planted for James

We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Marcy Funeral Home

Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree


December 20, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Marcy Funeral Home
208 Liberty Street
Conneaut, OH 44030

Funeral Service
December 20, 2021

12:00 PM
Marcy Funeral Home
208 Liberty Street
Conneaut, OH 44030


Wesleyan Methodist Church
Conneaut OH 44030

© 2022 Marcy Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility