In Memory

James J. Kutschke

James J. Kutschke

It is with sorrow that we learn of James J. Kuschke's death November 6, 2020 from a stroke after surgery for throat cancer.  A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Jim is survived by his wife (and York classmate) Mary Pat Rogers Kutshke and their two sons.  After graduation from York, where he was in a variety of sports and other activities, he and Mary Pat built a successful printing business and home in Birmingham, AL.  For his obituary, access and enter his name: James Kutschke.

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11/08/20 02:09 PM #5    

Dr. John Baumrucker

The only varsity pass I completed vs. Downers Grove was to Jim. Rest In Peace, James

11/09/20 10:50 AM #6    

Wayne T. Strauch

Just a nice guy !!! Always in an up mood, Oh by the way a darn good football player that made me look good ! 


11/09/20 03:02 PM #7    

Elizabeth Weidman (Zuercher)

Jim was a prince of a guy.  I remember Jim and Mary Pat as our golden couple - beautiful, talented and always friendly with everyone.  My heart goes out to Mary Pat and their family at this sad time.

11/09/20 04:29 PM #8    

Donald R. Hill

Jim is sorely missed. We had so much fun with Jim and Mary Pat in high school and beyond. Nancy and I have many fond memories of double dating with them. One vivid memory was when we went to the Seven Dwarfs restaurant on Roosevelt Rd in Wheaton (still there by the way) and we were laughing so hard at some joke that we could hardly finish our meals. He was a great team-mate and all-around great friend.

Goodbye old buddy,

Don and Nancy Hill

11/10/20 02:12 AM #9    

Karen J. Hanson (Ross)

So sorry to here of his passing, my heart goes out to Mary Pat.

Karen J Hanson (Ross)






















11/10/20 11:28 AM #10    

Cheryl Gutman (Barkdoll)

I remember Jim from Jr. High and York. He was always one of the nice guys. My thoughts and prayers go out to Mary Pat and family.

11/10/20 01:39 PM #11    

Cheryl Thomas (May)

Jim was one of the friendliest guys in our class. He and Mary Pat set an example for all of us. My heartfelt thoughts go to Mary Pat and their sons.

11/10/20 02:36 PM #12    

Charles F. Durland

I remember playing on the football team with Jim. We were both running backs. I was faster than he was, but he had these swivel hips that manuevered around any tacklers. I was an on the second or third team and Jim started! He was an excellent pole vauler as I recall. He had an infectious laugh and was lots of fun to be around. I regret that I did not see him after hight school except at reunions. He and Mary Pat were a great couple then and now. I will cherish the memories of Jim.

I lost my beloved, Isabell, from cancer the same day that Jim passed on, November 6.  Mary Pat, I know the pain you are going through as I am feeling it too. We were both fortunate to have found someone who loved us. My sincere condolences to you!


11/11/20 11:19 AM #13    

Candace A. Burton

I'm so sorry to hear this :(. What a sweet and loving couple and fun guy he was.  Sending love to his family 😇💓<>>


11/19/20 06:05 PM #14    

Daniel Millsap (Millsap)

It's very sad to hear that Jim has died. He was my first friend when we moved to Elmhurst in December of 1953. I was very shy and he helped me adjust - he was fun. We walked to school (Jackson) every day.

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