James J. "Jim" Zonlick 
Flight Ops - Captain 
 Sept 26, 2013

 

 

Zonlick, James J., 78, of Tampa passed away September 26, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Patricia 'Pat' Zonlick; "Bonus" children, Debra Francis, Robyn Thomas, Bobby (Shelly) Francis, Gina (Clay) Crumbliss; grandchildren, Marisa & Marie Francis, Cody Thomas, and Rael Francis; and one great-grandchild, Gage Ausbon Thomas. Jim was a pilot for Northwest Airlines for 30 years and was an award winning professional photographer. Jim loved the water and was master yachtsman of the 'Hunky Dory.' He was a past Commodore of the Tampa Bay Yacht Club. His friends fondly remember Jim as the 'Frog Prince.' He was a great storyteller and always had a twinkle in his eyes. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00PM on Monday, September 30 at the Blount and Curry Funeral Home, West Chapel, 6802 Silvermill Drive, Tampa with military honors. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly suggests donations be made to the Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah (www.bestfriends.org) in memory of 'Jimmy Jet' aka Jim Zonlick.