Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Kerley, James J. Passed Away Peacefully at His Home in North Palm Beach on August 13

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Kerley, James J. Passed Away Peacefully at His Home in North Palm Beach on August 13

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Kerley, James J.passed away peacefully at his home in North Palm Beach on August 13, 2015 at the age of 92 with his wife and son by his side. Beloved husband of Ann (Bauer) O'Leary and the late Dorothea (Ickler), mother of his four children. He is survived by his four children, Janet Miles, James J. Jr. (Terri), Doris Moss, Dr. Suzanne Kerley (Dr. Douglas Hetzler) and step-daughter Moira O'Leary Bell (William). He is also survived by six grandchildren and four step-grandchildren: Stephen J. Miles (Beth), John M. (Kelly), James J. III (Beth), Eric Moss, Kirsten Smith (Travis), Connor Hetzler; Bridget Bell, Michael (Ashley) Bell, Meghan Bell, Daniel Bell. He is a great grandfather to Taylor Grace, Madeline, Abigail, and the late Thomas J. Miles; Riley and John M. Jr. Kerley, Olivia Smith and Campbell Kerley. Born November 20, 1922, he was the son of the late Philip Kerley and Jane Touey. He grew up in New Jersey, graduating from Camden Catholic High School. After graduating from Temple University, he served four years in the Marine Corps in the South Pacific and China. He was honorably discharged as 1st Lieutenant. He completed his post graduate degree at University of Pennsylvania. Jim had a long and interesting professional life. He began it by teaching finance courses at Temple University from 1947 to 1951. Temple awarded him Doctor of Laws in 1969. He entered the corporate world when he went to work for the Ford Motor Co. with the (Whiz Kids) in the post war reorganization of the automotive industry from 1951 1958. He then joined the Crosley Division of Avco Co. 1958 1960 followed by the position of Vice President-Controller of the Dallas based Ling-TempcoVought, Inc. from 1960 -1962. He and his family then moved to Greenwich, CT where Jim became Vice President of Finance for Transworld Airlines from 1962 1968. …

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