James Matthew KisKis, age 76, of Gallipolis, died Thursday April 17, 2008 at Ross Heart Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Born March 25, 1932 in Springfield, Ohio, he was the son of the late George Charles and Dorothy Jane KisKis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, George Jr., and by three sisters, Agnes, Patricia, and Mary.
James graduated from Catholic Central High School in Springfield, Ohio. He was employed by International Harvester and retired from Robbins and Myers after 42 years of service. He was an Amateur Radio Operator (W8PA) with extra classification. James enjoyed computers and his two cats.
He will be sadly missed by his Wife of 28 years: Norma B. KisKis,
Children: Brenda (Ross) Elliott, James Joseph (Terry) KisKis, Thomas (Nancy) KisKis, Kenneth (Karen) KisKis, Karen (David) McCarty, Daniel (Cecelia) KisKis, and Elaine (Greg) Forbes;
10 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren, and several step Grand Children and a Brother John; Also surviving is his former Wife: Zoie Taylor and a Sister-in-law Esther (Bill) Fanning. He also had an extended family of Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday April 21, 2008 at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with Monsignor William Myers officiating. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire, Ohio. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 10:00 AM until time of service. Grandsons and Son-in-laws will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to either St. Louis Catholic Church Building Fund 85 State Street, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631 or the Perennial Cat Shelter PO Box 48 Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.
An online guest registry is available at waugh-halley-wood.com.