James "Jim" H. Keech, 61, of East Syracuse, died Saturday, October 16, 2010 at his home. Jim was born May 16, 1949 to James G. and Rosa B. Keech in Endicott, NY. He graduated from Vestal High School in 1967 and was an active duty soldier in the US Army from 1969-1972. He then returned home to Vestal and attended Binghamton University, graduating in 1976. Shortly after this, he accepted a position with Verizon and worked there as a service technician for 26 years until his retirement in 2002. Jim was an avid S.U. sports fan who held season tickets to the football games for the past 24 years.
Jim was predeceased by his parents: Jim and Rosa Quiser Keech, and by his nephews: Robert and Michael Fowler.
He is survived by his daughter: Melissa Keech of Syracuse; his son: Brian Keech of Los Angeles, CA; a granddaughter: Alanna Keech of Syracuse; his sister: Diane Loren Fowler of Fishers Landing, NY; a nephew: Matthew Fowler of Fishers Landing, NY; and by his great niece: Brittany Fowler of Johnson City, NY.
Jim will be fondly remembered by his family and friends, who will always honor his compassion, his integrity, and his honesty. He will be sadly missed.
Friends may call on Thursday from 4-6 pm at Krueger Funeral Home, 2619 Brewerton Rd., Mattydale, followed by a 6 pm funeral service. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Endicott at the family's convenience. Memorial contributions can be made to The Humane Society.