James Kellerman, affectionately known as Jim, was a man with a great sense of humor, who always had a joke to tell and a beautiful smile to match. He was loved by so many and chose to protect those he cared for in his life. You could always count on Jim to be there for you when you needed him the most.
Being the best Husband, Jim referred to Sharon as “ His Better Half” and that she was the pride of his life. He met Sharon when their cousins were dating and invited them both to a dance they were attending to accompany them; both meeting for the first time, they quickly hit it off, and the rest was history. Together they shared 55 years. Though they never had children together, they spent lots of time with their nieces and nephews.
His adventurous nature led him to try many fun things in life, like riding a hot air balloon with Sharon and his niece. In his free time, he enjoyed doing puzzles and reading quite often. He enjoyed playing card games with his family when he was younger, such as pinochle and cribbage. Gardening was also something he enjoyed, especially growing tomatoes. He worked many jobs throughout his life, such as painting cars, working for A&P, though before retirement, he was a supervisor at the Angola Post Office.
Jim’s faith was important to him as he was a longtime member of St. John Paul II Parish. He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, an usher, and a Eucharistic Minister when it was formally Our Lady of Perceptual Help. Jim and Sharon spent their free time as members of two senior groups through St. John Paul II and Saint Mary of the Lake Churches after retiring; these groups would travel on cruises to places like Ireland and Alaska, helping them make beautiful memories together.
Jim will be missed dearly by all who loved him and remembered for his unforgettable smile.
KELLERMAN -of Lake View, NY went to Heaven on December 19, 2021. Beloved husband of Sharon A. Kellerman (nee Schuster); loving brother of the late Norman Kellerman, the late Norbert Kellerman, the late Charles Kellerman, the late Barbara Steins, and the late Kathy Kellerman; also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends. Friends and family will be received Sun. 12/26 3-7 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. Hamburg, NY 14075 716-627-2919. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Mon. 12/27 10AM at St. John Paul II Church 2052 Lakeview Rd. Lake View, NY 14085. Please assemble at church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. John Paul II Church. Online condolences and donations can be made at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.
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