James Robert ‘Jim’ Keenehan, 65, ham radio enthusiast

James Robert 'Jim' Keenehan
James Robert ‘Jim’ Keenehan

James Robert “Jim” Keenehan, 65, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to the late Bob and Betsy Keenehan.

He was a retired nuclear qualified electrician with Newport News Shipyard. He worked at the Shipyard for 43 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed building models of military ships and planes. His other hobbies included fishing, going to the beach and communicating worldwide on his ham radio. Jim was a kind soul and a friendly person with a big heart and a tremendous love for his family.

Left to cherish his memory are his brother, Mike Keenehan (Beth); sisters, Patti Bennett and Kathy Merrill; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 25, at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. A funeral liturgy will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 26, at Church of the Ascension.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Folds of Honor.

Share online condolences with the family at Smith and Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville.

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