James Edward Zahner

February 2, 2020

Mr. James Edward Zahner (Jim), age 68 of Kennett Square, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 2, 2020.  He was the husband of Diana Rose (Sinton) Zahner.  He was born on May 25, 1951 in Philadelphia, the son of the late David and Florence (Charlton) Zahner.

In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by his step-sons Sean Quinn and Patrick Quinn (Carrie); his late brother, David Zahner (Gerry), his brothers William Zahner (Rosemary), John Zahner (Kathy), Tom Zahner (Irene), and many nieces and nephews.  Jim loved his family very much.

Jim worked for the New Bolton Center as an Animal Handler.  In his free time he enjoyed weekends on the Sassafras River in Galena, MD where he enjoyed fishing and outdoor activities.  He will be missed by so many, especially his dog Abby.

He was a father figure to many, a great friend, animal lover, avid sports fan, and greatly loved by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Friends will be received on Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 11 AM until 1 PM at the Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 W. State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348 where services will be held at 1 PM.  Interment will be private. 


  1. May you have been in heaven one half hour before the devil knew you had passed 💔. RIP Jim. Therese

    Therese A Gregg | February 21, 2020 at 6:26 PM
  2. To Diana and family …
    I remember Jim from school and was thrilled when I learned he had married you, Diana. I send heartfelt wishes to all. May memories keep you warm, loved and hugged.
    Sue Peck

    Sue Peck | February 18, 2020 at 6:18 PM
  3. Dear dear Jim
    You will be missed. What a joy and pleasure it was to have known you and your brothers and their wives as well as your mom and dad. Many wonderful memories of dinners and cards at your moms house when I was married to your cousin Dan Charlton. My sincere condolences to your wife and boys. May you rest in the love of our saviors arms. Grace and peace
    Mary Jo Fallon

    Mary Jo Fallon | February 13, 2020 at 7:41 AM
  4. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

    Barbara Carozzo | February 9, 2020 at 6:31 PM
  5. May his memory be eternal. Xoxoxo
    Kelly Krase & Douglas Perks

    Kelly | February 7, 2020 at 11:38 PM
  6. Diana, Sean and Patrick,
    My deepest sympathy to you for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Linda Rector | February 7, 2020 at 11:28 AM
  7. Jim, I loved working with you and getting paid extra to do things you didn’t want to do- ie clean out a drain or touch the stinky meat. You were one of the nicest people I know. You will be missed!

    Susan Farley | February 7, 2020 at 8:23 AM
  8. Rest In Peace,Jim! You were a very kind soul and I enjoyed your personality; lots of laughs. My sincere condolences to his family because they loved him!

    Joan Miller (friend) | February 7, 2020 at 6:48 AM
  9. Lord,
    I pray that you keep this family in their time of loss in Your hands, cover their sadness with Your love, give their weary hearts and minds rest, let them know You are with them; You are there for them in their in this very difficult time. Amen
    Love and my condolences to you all. Naomi and Frank

    Naomi | February 6, 2020 at 9:33 PM
  10. I was so sorry and saddened to hear of Jim’s passing.
    He was a great guy and I enjoyed our visits through the years cutting his hair,.
    I will miss them.
    My thoughts and prayers our with you and your family in the time of sorrow.
    My deepest sympathy.

    Linda Griffith | February 6, 2020 at 7:32 PM
  11. Jim was such a sweetheart every time we were together. So wish there were more times. I know you will be missed. Rest in peace Jim

    Joyce Charlton | February 6, 2020 at 4:42 PM
  12. My deepest sympathies to all. May you find peace and comfort in many happy memories.

    Irene Vansant | February 6, 2020 at 3:37 PM
  13. I remember seeing his shining face a Z’s Deli. May you find peace in his passing. God bless the family.
    Janet Kateusz

    Janet Kateusz | February 6, 2020 at 3:18 PM
  14. To My Beloved Beautiful Sister, Diana (D’ANA!), The Entire Zahner Family, Sean, Pat, Carrie & Abby,

    ALL of my love for Jim is outpouring now and has been for the last 25+ years of enjoying his company, his friendship, his undying commitment to Diana, Sean, Pat, my parents, his immediate & extended Zahner family!…my last conversation with him about a month ago was when he called me to wish me a happy birthday, asked to stay in touch, he missed us and I, too, him!…

    …you won’t find a better, more devoted friend, someone you could always count on to ‘lend a hand’!…

    …he loved visiting the Sassafras River with Diana, the boys and everyone who shared that special place with him…I know I AM a better person for having known Jim, learning & watching his unconditional love & friendship to all he came in contact with!…

    I will miss you my friend…

    Love, Robert

    Robert Sinton | February 6, 2020 at 3:15 PM
  15. I’m so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I’m Gerry’s cousin and I knew him through her when we were young teenagers.

    Donna | February 6, 2020 at 2:59 PM
  16. God rest his soul. Jim was a great friend for many years. He was a great guy and will surely be missed by all who knew him. Jim always had a great smile and kind words for those he would meet. Our condolences go out to his entire family.

    Joseph & Barbara Lavelle | February 6, 2020 at 2:23 PM
  17. Diana & family,

    I am so sad to hear of Jim’s passing. Please accept my most sincere sympathies at this time.
    Life is so short and I hope that the warm memories will bring you comfort.
    Thinking of you all and sharing your sadness.

    Joe Donohoe

    Joe Donohoe | February 6, 2020 at 1:56 PM

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