James Albert Monsul, 84, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at
The Landings of Westerville. Jim was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the
late Christy J. and Blanche H. Monsul on September 18, 1939. In addition to his
parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert Monsul and John
Jim is survived by his children Michele Monsul Jones and husband, Bryan, Jason
Monsul and wife, Shana, Nicole Monsul Wolfe, and Justin Monsul; his partner
and best friend Geneva (Jennie) Rice; grandchildren, Connor Jones and wife
Emma, Holden Jones and wife Martie, Hayley Jones, Jordan Monsul, Micah
Monsul, Roselyn Susey, Rocco Susey; and one great grandchild, Nolan Jones.
Jim graduated from Ohio University in 1965 with a Bachelor’s degree in
Architecture and The Ohio State University in 1969 with a Master’s degree in City
and Regional Planning. He worked for the City of Columbus, State of Ohio and
several firms before starting his own firm in 1973, James A. Monsul & Associates,
Inc. He designed many shopping centers, churches, and residences, but his most
notable project was The Celeste Center at the Ohio State Fairgrounds in 1988. Jim
was dedicated to his business and continued practicing architecture and meeting
with clients prior to his death.
Jim’s passion outside of work was the arts. He performed in many plays with
Curtain Players and loved getting laughs and stealing the show. He also had a
great appreciation for local artists and many different forms of mediums.
Jim was a member of Rotary, Jaycees, and is a current member of First Church.
A service celebrating Jim’s life will be celebrated at a later date.
Please note: The family requests that no flowers be sent. Please disregard the flower statement below. If you would like to honor Jim, please consider donating to the charity of your choice in Jim's name. Thank you for your kind response.