James Richard Kaap Sr.
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HAMPTON - James Richard Kaap Sr., 64, peacefully went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, May 14, 2005. James was a Peninsula resident for over 28 years and retired from D.O.L. at Fort Monroe after 20 years of service. James also served his country in the U.S. Army for over 20 years, receiving numerous honors including the Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam. In 2001 James received his Pastoral degree and served as a minister at Bethel Temple where he had been a longtime member. The son of William and Mollie Kaap, he was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. James is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Margot Kaap; and a son, James R. Kaap Jr. and wife, Linda Michelle, of Hampton; and daughters, Evevon Ellingson and husband, Arlo, of Newport News, Brenda McCoy and husband, Phillip, of Hampton and Margaret Turlington and husband, Harvey, of Hampton. There are seven grandchildren, Michael, Timmy, Anthony, Trevor, Stephanie, Melissa and Andrew. James also had one great-grandchild, Kayla; two brothers, William Kaap and John Kaap; three sisters, Betty Turton, Yvonne Rubbinaccio and Janet Schwark; and many nieces and nephews and extended family members and friends. The family wishes to thank Sentara Careplex Hospice homecare unit, Dr. Kruger and the entire oncology staff, and Bethel Temple Staff and members for their support and prayers. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday May 18, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of life service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at Bethel Temple. Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bethel Temple Building fund or Missions fund, 1705 Todds Lane, Hampton, VA 23666. Arrangements are in the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton.

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Published in Daily Press from May 16 to May 17, 2005.
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July 24, 2005
Dear Margot and Family,
You are in our thoughts daily and we pray the Lord will be very near to you especially during this time of loss. Margot you and Jim were such a wonderful example of Gods love.
We love you and think of you so often. LOve and prayers ,Jack and Dianne Marquardt
Dianne Marquardt
May 20, 2005
Dear Margot,
our heart broke over the news about James. We just received the news today, May 20th. You and James are both a challenge to the church to answer the call of God. James' hunger for the Word and seeking to rightly divide it was always an encouragement to me. Margot, you both answered the call of God and I know God's face smiles over you both. You two are true Saints of the Lord! We love you! Our family is praying especially for you during this time of sending James home. He will be missed. Please email us anytime!
Chris, InSuk, Eric & Isaac Roscher
May 19, 2005
Dear Margot & Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a wonderful man and will be dearly missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
LOve, Jack & Dianne
Jack & Dianne Marquardt
May 17, 2005
Dearest Margot and family, please know that my thoughts and prayers have been with you all during this time. James was a precious brother in the Lord and a great director of Bethel's Discipleship Pathway. His presence, smile and confidence in God's plan for us all will be greatly missed. The comfort that we have is knowing without a doubt that he is in the presence of our heavenly father.
Carolyn Fair
May 17, 2005
My deepest regreats. For I am sad that James passed away. I first meant him when we were attending BBI together. He had a heart that even touches a Army Retiree like me. Thank you James for every thing you done. Thank you.
Robert Trousdale
May 17, 2005
Jerry and I would like to express our condolences to you and your family. May God be with you. Let us know if there is anything we can do. 757-356-1621.
Rose Hamby
May 17, 2005
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care.
Gail Neff
May 16, 2005
Brenda, Neenee, and Yvonne, I am sorry to hear of your father's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Scott Compton
May 16, 2005
My deepest sympathy for you and your family at this time, please take care.
Barbara McMichael
May 16, 2005
Dale & Bobbie Trombley
May 16, 2005
I am so sorry to hear about Jim. He was truly a good man. Always had a kind word for all. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you, Yvonne and the rest of the kids.
Rosemary Butler
May 16, 2005
My deepest sympathies to you Maggie and your family for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Brenda Neilson
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