James R. "Jim" McKillen
September 18, 1924 – April 3, 2018
James Ross McKillen passed away at home on April 3, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born September 18, 1924 in Ashley, PA where he graduated from high school in 1939. After graduation he worked in Baltimore, MD with the Glenn L Martin Co Building B-26 bombers. Jim entered the service in 1943, served with the First Army in the 564th AAA Battalion and received battle stars for participation in the campaigns of Northern France, Rhineland and Ardennes. After graduation from Wilkes University, Jim was employed by Allied Signal as a senior sales engineer and upon transfer Oklahoma was manager of their Navigation and Control Division Logistic Support Office from which he retired after 38 years of service. A lifelong Christian, Jim was a member and faithful servant at St. Lukes United Methodist Church for over 50 years. He loved his church, it’s ministers and members. Jim was preceded in death by his bride of 58 years Ruthie, his parents Jim and Daisy and his sister Peggy. Jim is survived by his and Ruthie’s five children Kathleen, Peggy, Nancy, Lois and Jim, 9 grandchildren, his beloved sister Faith and many nieces and nephews.
- Memorial Service Friday, April 13, 2018
James R. "Jim" McKillen
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April 13, 2018
Our heartfelt sympathy to all of our cousins, family, and friends on the passing of our "Uncle Ross" McKillen. I have many good memories of him, he was a special part of our family here in NJ and PA. The black and white picture attached shows him leaving our house in Clifton NJ heading off to play tennis in the park nearby. He was very active and loved to play tennis and spend time with his family and friends.
May he be at peace now in the presence of our savior.
Blessings to all,
Rick and Debbie Jackson and Family, Clifton, NJ
April 10, 2018
Thanks for the wonderful memories Uncle Ross . I remember when you , Aunt Ruth and your beautiful Family lived two houses away from us in Clifton . I remember you fixing up and enlarging this house to accommodate your wonderful growing family . I remember how you used to love to play tennis in the park behind our houses . I remember how close you and Aunt Ruth were to my parents and how much they loved you both . I remember how sad we all were when you and family left Clifton . ( fyi, I still have the bookshelf you made me when I was little . It still looks great . ) Enjoy Heaven !!! Say hi to Aunt Ruth for me !!! Love, Bob
April 6, 2018
Jim McKillen was my friend!! He and Ruthie helped me every week to count the church offering and I couldn’t wait to come to work on Monday. I looked forward to hearing the jokes that Jim seemed to have an unlimited supply of. He was a lovely gentle man and the world was a much better place with him in it. The world will miss Jim so much. I know he is a happy man now as he has been reunited with his lovely Ruth. Watch over us Jim and we hope to be a credit to you.