James J. Keem of Arcade, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018 at his residence at the age of 65.
He was born November 18, 1952 in Arcade and was the son of the late Joseph and Ruth (nee Davis) Keem.
He was a dairy farmer and took over the family farm in 1974 and owned and operated Triple J Acres Farm in Arcade until he sold out in 1999. He then opened J&K Sales and Service in Arcade and eventually added the sales of guns and ammunition in 2012.
Jim was on the Agway board, the ACSC board and enjoyed collecting and restoring John Deere tractor's. He also belonged to the Western New York Two Cylinder Club and the New York Two Cylinder Expo until 2015. He was an avid supporter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Project.
He is survived by his wife - Barbara (Neamon) Keem whom he married on July 21, 1973 in Arcade; his children: Joshua (Michelle) Keem, Jason Keem and Jillian Keem all of Arcade; his siblings: Shirley (James) Morrissey of Machias, Carol (late Peter) Oliver of Port Orange, FL, and Joyce (late Charles) Salansky of East Aurora; three grandsons: David, Jamison and Brenton Keem who were his world; also survived by several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister - Alice (John) Klimczak.
There will be no calling hours. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorials may be made to the Arcade Fire Department & Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 303, Arcade, NY 14009, to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 100 Sylvan Parkway, Amherst, NY 14228 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
To the Keem family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We are glad to have known Jim for many years through his involvement with the Western New York Two Cylinder Club, and the New York Two Cylinder Expo Association. His involvement is missed.
Jim and Sue Guarino - Friday November 30, 2018 via Condolence Message
I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one, Jim. I hope that your Faith will provide a measure of comfort in knowing that Jim is is in God's memory and will soon be alive again in the resurrection that Jesus promised.
John 5:28, John 11:11-25, revelation 21:4
Jean - Wednesday November 21, 2018 via Condolence Message
Barb & Family, so saddened by Jim's death. Our prayers are with you. He's free of pain. Will try to come up to see you & the rest of the family. We are blessed having you in our family. Thank you for all you did for Jim. Love & hugs.
Carol Oliver & Family - Thursday November 15, 2018 via Condolence Message
Im so sorry and shocked Barb...as a patient and a nurse we certainly had a good connection...he will suffer no more...once again my condolences...i will mis him....i will pray for your family to heal and find peace...god bless you all
Elaine Bishop - Wednesday November 14, 2018 via Condolence Message
Barb and Family, I am so sad to read of the passing of Jim. I had grown very fond of him when I worked in Arcade. I know he will be missed by many.
Prayers for you all at this time.
David L. Turner - Wednesday November 14, 2018 via Condolence Message
My sincere condolences to Barb and the entire Neamon family on the loss of their husband and father. It was always a pleasure to run into Jim in the community - he always had time to chit chat and catch up on the news. May he rest in peace...
Carole Jones - Tuesday November 13, 2018 via Condolence Message