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Jim “Mac” McKewen

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James L. McKewen, 74, of Florence, Kentucky, passed away peacefully at home on January 15, 2020.

Jim (aka “Mac”) was born July 28, 1945 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Minna and James McKewen.  At the age of 8, his family moved to New York.

He attended Aviation High School in Long Island City, New York and eventually went to work for Northeast Airlines and Delta Air Lines at the LaGuardia and Cincinnati airports.   He retired from Delta after 31 years and then worked part time for Central Clinic in Cincinnati, Ohio until August 31, 2018.

Jim had the unique ability to entertain an audience with his storytelling which, combined with his dry sense of humor and quick wit, was well known and appreciated by all who knew him.  He was blessed with a kind and

generous nature; always willing to lend a hand and fortunate to have made many lifelong friendships along the way (some as early as in grammar school) that remain strong today.  He will genuinely be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Jim loved classic cars, enjoyed taking his restored ‘66 Chevy Impala to car shows, and was an avid collector of both model cars and Diecast airplanes.  He and his wife loved to travel by land and sea and they enjoyed many, many cruises both here and abroad.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara McKewen; his sister, Margaret Gail Justynski; his niece, Tracy Justyn; and great niece, McKenna Harris; along with many other extended family members and friends.

Cremation services were performed by Linneman Funeral Homes in Burlington, Kentucky.  A private family ceremony will be held at a later date.

If desired, memorial donations can be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation at www.garysinisefoundation.orgor the Honor Flight Network (OH) at www.honorflight.org.

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A special guy

Jim, Les to us in Baltimore, was a special man. He maintained friendships his entire life. He was s great friend to my brother Bucky and myself from my earliest memories. We grew up in Pimlico in the late forties and early Fifties. After leaving Baltimore his family continued to come visit every year without fail. After my mother passed in 2002, Les and Barbara continued to visit my brother and his family. He never failed to entertain. Hugs to his family.


Missed by many

We will miss talking to Jim – he was such a kind man. Thinking of you and you know we are here if you need anything.


Rest In Peace Old Friend

My condolences to Jim’s family and friends from a former co-worker at Delta Air Lines LaGuardia Airport. (Rich Staniszewski and family)


Family prayers to Barbara / extended family

In our thoughts thru this trying time. Jim was a very caring / giving individual. Respectfully Dave and Terry Hewitt


Deepest sympathy

To the family, my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Please find comfort in the knowledge that soon God will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and “death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”(Rev. 21:3,4) May this promise give you comfort now and a real hope for the future. My deepest sympathies.