Pamela A. (Zielinski) Gilmer

Born: Wed., Oct. 17, 1956
Died: Mon., Jun. 11, 2018


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jun. 14, 2018
Location: Heyl Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jun. 15, 2018
Location: Park Street Brethren Church

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Pamela A. Gilmer age 61 of Ashland, passed away Monday June 11, 2018. Born in Buffalo, New York on October 17, 1956 the daughter of Henry and Emily (Mucha) Zielinski. She had been an Ashland resident for the past 30 years.

Pam’s life was guided by kindness and compassion. Her greatest joy was caring for her children and grandchildren. She had a gift of cooking and showing hospitality to others. She loved animals and was employed for many years at the Country Roads Veterinary Clinic and she was a devoted member of the Park Street Brethren Church.

On July 10, 1982 Pam was married to John Gilmer who survives.

In addition to her husband John, Pam is survived by two daughters and two sons, Shannon (Kyle) Harmon of Columbus, Amanda (Neil) Elkins of Ashland, Ryan (Tessa)Gilmer of Ashland and Daniel Gilmer of Ashland.

She is also survived by five grandchildren; her mother Emily Zielinski of Buffalo New York; one sister Linda (Patrick) Donlon of Buffalo New York and brother Tim Zielinski of Buffalo New York.

She is preceded in death by her father Henry Zielinski and nephew, Chris Donlon.

Funeral services will be held at the Park Street Brethren Church on Friday June 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Nate Bebout officiating. Burial will follow in the Ashland Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday June 14, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. at the Heyl Funeral Home.

The family would like to thank their friends and loved ones for the many prayers and well wishes that were received during Pam’s illness. They would also like to thank the staff of University Hospitals both Ashland and Cleveland and the staff of Hospice of North Central Ohio and most of all our Lord Jesus who has provided strength for this journey and hope for a reunion with Pam someday in Heaven.


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Annmarie Moore
   Posted Wed June 13, 2018

DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Annmarie Moore.

Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Prayers and Peace to you, Annmarie and Doug Moore (Windstream)

Sandy Brown
   Posted Thu June 14, 2018
Dearest John and family,
My heart is heavy for you...I know she’ll be missed SO much.
I was her co-operating teacher when she was student teaching .
She was such an enthusiastic and vibrant person and the world has lost a beautiful soul. Love, Sandy

Lilan Maduro (AFS'65)
   Posted Thu June 14, 2018
Mi mas,sentido pesame. Para,Kathy y su familia

Eric & Mercedes Wagner
   Posted Thu June 14, 2018
Our condolences to the family- we always had a great friendship with Pam and enjoyed out times with her.

Becky Nibert
   Posted Thu June 14, 2018
John, so sorry to hear about Pam. She was such a fun person to be around. I know you will miss her greatly! Praying for you and your family.

   Posted Fri June 15, 2018
Pam was dearly beloved on Seidman 4 and will be missed. She showed true grit, always showcasing a smile and a sense of humor, even amidst her pain. I will never forget the kind woman with the Buffalo Bills blanket who let me talk her ear off every time I walked in the room. Love to her husband and family.

Nancy and Rob Flowers, Helen McClellan
   Posted Fri June 15, 2018
To all- Pam was a wonderful person, always putting God, her family, and friends before herself. She will be deeply missed. Remember-she is luckier that we are-she is with our Heavenly Father. We are stuck here in a declining world! We will see her again some day. God Bless you. Nancy Flowers

Gail Warnes
   Posted Fri June 15, 2018
I am very saddened by Pam’s death, but know she is in the arms of our Lotd right now. She was always such a cheerful, loving, positive person. I loved the year we worked together at Edison , but was very happy for her when she started working at the veterinary clinic. She was a natural with animals! My prayers and best wishes are with your whole family.

Richard Clutter
   Posted Sun June 17, 2018
I am very sorry to hear of your loss.

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