James G. Zerante

1962-03-24 - 2021-08-14

Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy Chicago Heights IL (Map-it)

Visitation: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

Service Date: 2021-08-19

Service Time: 10:00am on Thursday 8/19/2021

Info: 708-754-0016

Web: https://www.kerr-parzygnotfuneralhomes.com/ (Go)


James G. Zerante age 59 of St. John, Indiana passed away on August 14, 2021.  Beloved husband of Susan (Nee Griffith).  Loving father of Gena (Gage) Glista.  Cherished son of Louise Zerante – Cull and the late James Zerante.  Fond brother of George (Shauni) Zerante and Tami (Chris) Koenig.  Devoted uncle to Cara Zerante, David Koenig and Jennifer Koenig. 

Due to the current circumstances and restrictions caused by Covid-19, we ask that you please follow the state’s guidelines of wearing masks/face coverings and social distancing. On behalf of the family and the funeral home staff, we would like to thank you for your cooperation.

Visitation  Wednesday, August 18,  from 3P.M. to 8 P.M. at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411.  Funeral service Thursday, August 19th  10 A.M. at the funeral home.  Interment: Private.   Info: (708) 754-0016.




  1. Susan Witulski on August 16, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    I will miss you terribly my Italian man. !!!

  2. Patty and Nicole Nuzzo on August 16, 2021 at 9:21 pm
    Dear Sue and Family. We are So sorry for your loss. Jimmy was a great husband, father, friend, brother and son to all . He will be greatly missed. Be comforted that he is no longer suffering and will be waiting for you when your time comes. All you can do is go on with life and cherish the moments you had and keep his memories close to your ❤️.Thinking and praying for you and your family in this truly difficult time.

  3. Eugene PlaneraJr. on August 16, 2021 at 9:45 pm
    So sorry to hear the news. Condolences to the entire family. Eugene and Dalia Planera

  4. Lois Kachnik on August 16, 2021 at 11:04 pm
    Dear family,
    I am so sorry and so sad for all of you.
    We here in Nevada send you all of our love and prayers.
    Lois, Tom. Alison, David and Ed ❤️🙏

  5. Shauni Anna zerante on August 16, 2021 at 11:46 pm
    Rest peacefully brother in law

  6. Theresa Wilson on August 17, 2021 at 10:28 am
    My prayers & sympathies are with you & your family.. may God bless you & keep you in in his mercies. May Jimmy Rest In Peace..

  7. Patrick McDonnell on August 17, 2021 at 4:27 pm
    Rest in peace, Jimmy!

    Thanks for helping our newspaper “The Broadcaster” at Bloom look good all those years ago.

  8. Amy Meyer and family on August 17, 2021 at 4:56 pm
    My heart and prayers go out to you Sue, Gena and family.
    You are in my prayers 🙏🏻
    We have many great memories of JZ and will treasure them forever. Rest in peace JZ

  9. Tami Koenig on August 17, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    My beautiful brother I watched since the day you were born that you took on all the illnesses in our family because you did not want anyone to suffer with illness. You are my hero and grateful for the beautiful family in Sue, Gena and Gage that you left behind but will never be forgotten!
    My husband Chris is taking it. very hard too along with Jen, David, Paul and Lola
    Koenig We will love you forever….
    Your sister Tami ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  10. Kitty Shelley on August 17, 2021 at 9:15 pm
    My deepest condolences to the entire family, as well as all who loved Jimmy.

  11. Rita Lucas on August 17, 2021 at 10:58 pm
    My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

  12. eddie kachnik on August 18, 2021 at 9:23 am
    You will be missed dear cousin. Grateful that you were around to watch our beloved Cubbies win in 2016.

    Eddie, Mariah, Cassidy and Addison from Oregon

  13. Michael Gaspari on August 18, 2021 at 9:23 pm
    Dear Zerante family
    Please accept my deepest sympathy.
    Jimmy was a great friend at Marian 80′
    RIP 🙏Jim

  14. Juanita Ehlers on August 19, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Jimmy, I Loved you and Sue since back in the Walgreens days. What a lovely family you gave Geena and now Gage too! You were such a nice, jokester and a wise guy all rolled up in one. I will miss your goofy sense of humor! Jimmy RIP! Our Condolences to Sue and the entire Zerante Family!

  15. Barbara Cianchetti on August 20, 2021 at 3:07 pm
    What a wonderful person, Jimmy Zerante, loving and courageous, a good friend to many❤️My deepest sympathy to Louise, Tammy, & George- to his entire family.Treasure your time together, the stories and the laughter. He was a blessing to all of us. Love, “Mrs.C”, ❤️Cianchetti

  16. Sharon Greene on August 20, 2021 at 7:52 pm
    An amazingly loving, generous, kind, genuine, positive on life with an incredible sense of humor and joy has left this planet. God speed Cuz, to the party upstairs with all your family and friends who have gone before. Peace and healing to his family. Love and God bless you all.

  17. Gary, Michele & Kyleigh Stanley on August 22, 2021 at 2:27 am
    Our condolences for your loss. I had only met Jimmy once while we were there with my sister Lisa. I remember how friendly & inviting Jimmy was. Try to remember all of the good times & please know you that you all will be in our thoughts & prayers.

  18. Dawn Reitz on August 22, 2021 at 1:15 pm
    I can’t imagine what you and Gina are going through. Please know that I am here for you. I love you both.

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