James Henry "Jim" Kehoe
91, Chesapeake Beach
Born: 06/03/1918, Died: 01/17/2010
<p><span class="newsstory">James Henry “Jim” Kehoe, Jr., 91, of The Willows, Chesapeake Beach, MD died January 17, 2010 at the Burnett Calvert Hospice House in Prince Frederick, MD. Jim was born June 3, 1918 in Bel Air, Hartford County, MD to James H. and Ethel Mae Davis Kehoe. He was raised in Bel Air, graduated from Bel Air High School, and attended the University of Maryland where he was undefeated in dual meet competition as a track athlete setting Terrapin school records in the two mile and half mile races. He graduated from Maryland in 1940, and in 1941, began his military service in the US Army during WWII. He married Barbara Riggs England on May 22, 1942. After eighteen months of service in the South Pacific where he earned five service medals and a Bronze Star, Jim returned to his alma mater where he guided the Maryland track program to 48 Southern Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference Championships. His teams captured all but one of the A.C.C. 12championships during his 25 years in the conference. During his 39 years at Maryland, Jim competed as a middle distance runner and coach, and served as Athletic Director from 1969 until retiring in 1980. A former resident of Hyattsville, MD, Jim summered at the Willows since 1955, and resided there with his wife Barbara since 1973. A Hall of Fame athlete, coach and athletic director many times over, Jim was a faithful member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Huntingtown, MD. </span></p><p><span class="newsstory">Mr. Kehoe is survived by his beloved wife Barbara Riggs England Kehoe, and four loving children, Courtney A. Thomas and husband James of Broomfield, CO, James H. Kehoe III and wife Cathy of Middletown, MD, Barbara Kehoe of Colorado Springs, CO and Mary Lou Lane and husband Gothard of Grand Lake, CO. He is the grandfather of Ruth Wilson of Joshua Tree, CA, Emily Rushing and husband Nathan of Columbia, MD, Bradley Kehoe of Peoria, IL and Rex Kehoe of Melbourne, Australia. He is the brother of Stirling Kehoe and wife Betty of Oakland, MD, Charles “Lindy” Kehoe of Columbia, VA and Genevieve Snodgrass of Havre de Grace, MD.<br /></span></p>
Services and interment were private at Emmanuel United Methodist Church. Jim Kehoe, Gothard Lane, Bill England, John England Brad Kehoe and Tom England served as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Mr. Kehoe's memory may be directed to the Burnett Calvert Hospice House Endowment Fund, c/o Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 or online at www.CalvertHospice.org.
Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., Owings, MD (410) 257-61781