James J. Kile, 80, of Renfrew, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born September 23, 1938 in Craigsville, Armstrong County, the son of the late James W. and Edith (Cypher) Kile.
James was a member of Holy Sepulcher Church. He retired from United Telephone Company in 2000. He was a founding member of the Keystone Elk Country Alliance. He also belonged to Happy Hunters, the Knights of Columbus (4th Degree) and numerous bowling and golf leagues.
Surviving are his wife of eleven years, Mary (Seabrooke) Schultheis; 2 daughters, Kimberly (George) Rapsinski of Butler and Lisa (Kenneth) Questiaux of Butler; a son, Jared (Eileen) Kile of Butler; a stepson, Louie (Melinda) Schultheis of Cabot; 2 stepdaughters, Debbie Hutchison of West Sunbury and Brenda (Steve) Hogsett of West Sunbury; 14 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren and a brother, Richard (Judy) Kile of Carbon Center.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Margaret (Graham) Kile whom he married June 13, 1959 and who died on August 17, 2000.
Friends will be received at Young Funeral Home, Ltd., 127 W. Jefferson St., Butler, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Holy Sepulcher Church, 1304 E. Cruikshank Rd, Butler, PA 16002 on Thursday, June 6th at 10 AM.
Interment will follow in the St. Michael’s Cemetery, Butler.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to James’ passion, Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd., Benezette, PA 15821 for the habitat improvement, conservation projects, and game of Pennsylvania, especially the elk herd.