James A. Kenik Sr.


ONEONTA - James M. Kenik Sr., 68, passed away July 5, 2019 at Chestnut Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Oneonta, after a long illness.
He was born Oct. 22, 1950 in Oneonta, the son of Math and Doris (Scanlon) Kenik.
James was a lifelong Oneonta resident and graduated from Oneonta High School.
He loved cars, hot rods and building cars. He had worked for several local garages. Jim was employed at SUNY Oneonta for over 25 years.
He is survived by his daughter, Patricia and son-in-law, Robert Opalecky; his son, James Kenik Jr.; grandchildren, Lincoln and Rylee Opalecky; his brother, Michael Kenik and nieces, Karen Fisher and Krista Goins.
He was predeceased by his parents.
A calling hour will be from noon to the service time at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, at the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta, with David O'Brien officiating.
Burial will follow at the Maryland Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at, www.lhpfuneralhome.com
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Published on July 8, 2019
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Gary and Lois Kaneg
Jul 10, 2019
So very sorry we're unable to remember Jim at the funeral. We have 15 guests coming. Such fond memories of Jim, Yvonne and Patricia visiting us many many times especially in summer and lots of car talk and work.