James J. Shambo

1967-04-27 - 2021-07-05

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


Service Date: 0000-00-00

Service Time:

Info: 708-754-0016

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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On Monday, July 5th, 2021, James Joseph Shambo (Jim) loving son, brother, uncle, godfather, and devoted and loyal friend passed away suddenly at the age of 54.

Jim was born on April 27th, 1967 in Chicago Heights, IL, where he lived until his death. He attended Bloom High School and Northern Illinois University. Jim had a love for history, his country, and the Chicago Bears and Blackhawks. He was known for his quick wit, infectious laugh, and kind and compassionate spirit. He had a fruitful career in both the banking and e-commerce industries. He was truly devoted to his family and friends. Always one to lend a helping hand, Jim was there for his friends and family in times of need or simply to enjoy a BBQ or youth sporting event. No one was more proud of their nieces and nephews than Uncle Jim.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Frank, and Darlene. He is survived by his brothers and sister: Frank (Tina) Shambo, David Shambo, Mary (Doug) Woods, Tom (Allison) Shambo. Uncle Jim will be lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews: Michael, Grant & Kristen Shambo, Keith Woods, Tom&Abigail Shambo.

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.

Memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, July 11th, from 1:00 P.M. until time of service 6:00 P.M. at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Highway, Chicago Heights, IL. 60411. Interment: Private. Info: Call (708)-754-0016.                                                                                             

Memorial donations in memory of James J. Shambo may be made to Autism Speaks.https://www.autismspeaks.org/donate-to-autism-speaks



  1. Kellie Kassela on July 8, 2021 at 12:56 pm

    Heaven gained an angel, but we sure are at a loss here on Earth. We may not have talked all the time but when we did- it was like time stood still! Always picking up where we left off!

  2. Bob & Helen Englert on July 8, 2021 at 2:55 pm
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jim’s family Jim was a wonderful person and loved by all we enjoyed his company

  3. Rock on July 11, 2021 at 1:47 am
    My sincere condolences to Jim’s family. For those who knew Jim’s smiles, laughter, and kindness they will never be forgotten. May the fine memories of him be of comfort to his family during this difficult time. In God’s care, Jim rests. Psalms 37:29

  4. Jerome Rowley on July 11, 2021 at 5:53 am
    I added two photos of the memorial breakfast we had last Thursday morning at the Big Apple Pancake House, which was Shambo’s favorite restaurant to go to after the final night of the shift was over on Wednesday. I think he would have been pleased at the outpouring of love for him demonstrated by all the people that showed up on short notice. He always had a funny joke or story to tell, and when we needed advice or were in trouble, he was always there to help. He confided in me that he was so well thought of work that he had had several offers to move to Arizona to work in the central flow office for the Amazon network. However, he had turned them down each time because he loved his family, especially doing things with and for his nephews, not to mention his love for the great outdoors here in Illinois. He had already had two successful careers before Amazon, so he had nothing to prove to anybody–his family, friends, and his hobbies were all he needed to have a great life. I was going to write that he was an inspiration to me, but I have to correct that–he still is! I miss the great conversations with him, but his living example of the importance of being there for others is still with me.

  5. Rich Bartelment on July 11, 2021 at 1:30 pm
    Gonna miss you buddy!
    Rest In peace.

  6. Rich Bartelment on July 11, 2021 at 1:31 pm
    Gonna miss you buddy. Rest in peace.

  7. Rich Bartelment on July 11, 2021 at 1:34 pm
    Gotta miss you Jim. Rest in peace buddy…

  8. Steve Rudman on July 13, 2021 at 8:50 am
    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family in this difficult time.

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  10. Bob Amato on July 16, 2021 at 10:51 pm
    I have great memories of the days we spent stocking the shelves at Butera. You were always talking crap about how fast your dodge neon was lol well we will meet again soon and we can run em.

    My condolences to the family and friends. Jim was always good for a story and a laugh. He will be missed.

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