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James H. Kerr


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James H.
(Jim) Kerr
CHATHAM, N.J.- James H. (Jim) Kerr, 84, formerly of Kingston, died Saturday, July 7, 2018, in Chatham, N.J.
Born May 14, 1934 in Lake Placid, N.Y., Jim was the son of the late Elwood and Katherine (Kerr) Kerr.
Jim was a 1956 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and an 1959 graduate of Albany Law School. He served as an Assistant Attorney General for New York State before a 45 year career in private practice starting with the firm of Ryan, Bradley & Kerr in Kingston and ending with Kerr & Weiss in New Paltz. Jim was a member of the New York State Bar Association, served as President of the Board of the Ulster County Heart Association and was instrumental in securing the bid for the 1980 Lake Placid Olympic Winter Games. He was a two-time Olympic judge for the luge and also for the World Championships and the World Cup Games.
Surviving him are his children, James S. Kerr and his wife Manon, Elaine Dong and her husband George, Elizabeth K. Mahoney and her husband Kevin; and his grandchildren, Mallory and Abbygail Kerr, Christopher and Christian Dong, and William Mahoney.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 57 years, Agatha M. "Sookie" Kerr, who died on May 27, 2016, and his sisters, Nancy Moore, Neva Maurer, and Margie Sorknes.
Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home, Inc. 27 Smith Avenue. www.jvleahyfh.com Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. A funeral procession will form Friday 9 a.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. at Saint Mary's Church. Burial will follow in Saint Peter's Cemetery, Kingston.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to People's Place, 17 St. James Street, Kingston, N.Y., 12401.
Published in Daily Freeman on July 10, 2018
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