James Keinath

James P. Keinath

NEWARK: James P. Keinath, age 79 of Newark, passed away on Friday, October 12, 2012 under the care of Hospice of Central Ohio at Kindred Healthcare. He was born October 6, 1933 in Newark, Ohio to parents Harold and Mildred (Green) Keinath.

He was a 1952 graduate of Newark High School and a 1956 graduate of Ohio University. He was a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force serving from 1956 until 1959. Jim was a partner in J.D. Foods, Inc; which operated Burger Chef, Hardees and several car washes. In addition he was a partner in Keinath and Heatwole. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, Newark Lodge No. 97 F.&A.M., a 32nd degree Mason and member of Valley of Columbus A.A.S.R., Aladdin Shrine Temple and the Newark Maennerchor.

Jim is survived by his wife of 55 years, Virginia (Heatwole) Keinath; daughter Cindy (Mark) Walters of Newark, sons John Keinath of Newark and Jimmy Keinath of New Albany; grandchildren Courtney, Paige and Jimmy Keinath of New Albany; sisters-in-law Mary Lou (Don) Heatwole of Newark, Mary (Owen) Heatwole of Orange Park, FL and Markey Keinath of Newark; brothers-in-law Bob (Angie) Heathwole of Auburdale, FL and Dave Meckley of Heath as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, his brother Jerry and sister Joyce Meckley preceded Jim in death.

In accordance with his wishes, no calling hours or service will be observed. Inurnment will take place at Cedar Hill Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, PO Box 430, Newark, OH 43058-0430.

On-line condolences may be sent via www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com by clicking "Obituaries/guestbook entry."


Funeral Home

Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home
985 North 21st Street Newark, OH 43055

Published in the Advocate on Oct. 14, 2012