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November 4, 1941 ~ April 16, 2022 (age 80)

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WESTFIELD – James “Jim” F. Retzler, 80, passed away on Sat., April 16, 2022, at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on Nov. 4, 1941, in Norristown, PA to the late Ernest M. and Anna V. (Richmond) Retzler.

Jim graduated from Westfield High School and proudly served in the U.S. Army in Germany, where he met his loving wife of 56 years, Ursula (Fuchs) Retzler, by whom he will be greatly missed as well as his 2 sons, James R. Retzler of Agawam and Jeffrey D. Retzler of Westfield, his 2 grandchildren Brianna Retzler of Boca Raton, Florida and James Dean Retzler of Agawam, many nieces, and nephews including April Retzler of West Springfield and Tammy Retzler of West Springfield.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his grandson Andrew James, one brother Ernest and 2 sisters Joan and Nancy, one nephew David J Retzler and one niece Veronica Fierro.

Jim’s Memorial Service as well as his burial will take place at the MA Veterans Memorial Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  

Westfield Funeral Home and Cremation, 4 Princeton Street, Westfield, MA 01085 is assisting the family with arrangements.  Visit

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