James B. Kiley

Salem NY 4th of July Parade Art & Plow Fest

James B. Kiley, 77, of Feura Bush, passed away peacefully on Feb. 4, 2022. Born on Oct. 16, 1944, he was the son of Kenneth and Ruth (Van Dyke) Kiley.

Jim married the love of his life, Jeannie Pepper, on April 21, 1971. Together, they spent the last 50 years adventuring in their convertibles and enjoying the antics of their precious kitties.

Jim worked out of Carpenters Local 291 before retiring in 2000. He served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Lexington (CV-16) during the Vietnam War Era. Jim was a life member of the NRA and NYSRPA and a member of the American Legion Post 323 in Granville, New York.

Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, backpacking, kayaking, hiking and trap shooting. A master carpenter, he will be remembered for his countless projects, from grandfather clocks to his and Jeannie’s gazebo.

Jim was predeceased by his parents, his brother Timothy and his in-laws Lynn and Alice Pepper.

Jim is survived by his wife Jeannie; his sister Linda Ferrigan (Dick); his sisters-in-law Mary Lynne Pepper (Ted), Elaine Hughes (Buddy), Barbara Beecher (John) and Jacqueline Quinlan (Jim) as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews, great-nieces and -nephews and great-great-nieces and -nephews.

Jim was the definition of a selfless person, always a phone call away to help anyone with anything. He had an infectious belly laugh, the kind that made anyone around him laugh. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him, especially his family, friends and his kitties Mia and Charles.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Donations in his memory may be made to Onesquethaw Fire and Rescue Department, PO Box E, Clarksville, NY 12041.