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FORESTVILLE:  James P. Kaicher, 54, of King Road, Forestville, died suddenly Saturday, May 12th, at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk.  He was born in White Plains, NY on September 23, 1957,  devoted son of Annette (Auld) Kaicher, of White Plains, NY and the late Dr. Thomas Kaicher.

Jim received a Bachelor’s Degree from Niagara University and his Master’s Degree from St. Joseph College, Joliet, IL, he served in Panama with the Air Force.  Jim was the most loving father and husband, instilling faith and kindness in his 3 beloved children.  He was a kind and fair manager at work.

He was the loving husband of Cathy (Harp) Kaicher, whom he married on Nov. 29, 1991, in Forestville, proud and loving father of Caroline, Julia and Luke Kaicher, all age 11, of Forestville, loving brother of Monica Kaicher, Suzanne Kaicher, Matthew Kaicher and Mark (Meg) Kaicher.  Also surviving are Sister-in-law Bukurije Kaicher, Father-in-law David Harp and uncle to many nieces & nephews.  Besides his father he was predeceased by a brother Thomas Kaicher.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm, from where Prayer Services will be held Wednesday morning at 9:30 o’clock followed by A Mass of Christian Burial from St. Rose of Lima RC Church, Center Street, Forestville, at 10 o’clock, with Rev. Daniel F. Fiebelkorn, pastor officiating.  Interment will follow in Smith Mills Cemetery, Town of Hanover.

The family suggests contributions may be made to the Kaicher Triplets College Fund, %Catherine M. Kaicher, 551 King Road, Forestville, NY 14062.  To post condolences go to

26 Comments on Obituary Notice- James P. Kaicher

  1. Shelly Odebralski says:

    Dear Cathy,Caroline,Julia, & Luke,
    Can’t express to you how very sorry I am for your loss. I know you must be devastated. I am here, if you want to talk… next week, next month or next year… anytime!
    Love you,

  2. Steve Kibbe says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. Jim was a pleasure to know and work with.

  3. Mary Harmening says:

    Cathy and family, I wish I could come up with some magic words that would make you feel better, but we know that’s just not possible. I will say, though, that my very best wishes are with you and the kids. May time be a cushion to help you through this, Cathy. God bless you and the children.
    Mary Harmening

  4. Michael Genito says:

    My sincere condolences to the Kaicher family. My prayers and thoughts are with you in this difficult time. Jim’s brother Matt and I work together at the City of White Plains, and I was saddened to hear of the news this morning. May God bless you to help you find the faith that will pull you through.

  5. John DePue says:


    I was so sorry to hear about your husband. My thoughts go out to you and the family.

    John DePue

  6. Laurie Franklin says:

    Cathy and family,

    I just found out and I’m so, so sorry for your loss. Please know I am here if you need anything. Thoughts and prayers for you and the kids. Lots of love and hugs too. We are here for you and the kids, so don’t hesitate to call.

    all our love,

    Art, Laurie & Jessica Franklin

  7. Laura Peppers says:

    Our hearts go out to you and Julia, Luke, and Caroline.
    Laura and Nick

  8. Maureen Meharg Kentoff says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Kaichers. Much love and peace, the Meharg & Kentoff families.

  9. Meinzer Family says:

    Jim’s devotion to, and love of, his family and community were always evident. His friendliness and sense of humor shall be greatly missed. We all try, but words cannot fully express that which we are all feeling at this time, for we all share in your loss. To the Kaicher family, we extend our prayers and best wishes to each of you.

  10. Kathy Obmascik says:

    Dear Cathy,

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing.

    Kathy Obmascik

  11. Janet Fisher Olson says:

    Dear Cathy, Caroline, Julie, Luke:

    I am shocked and saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved husband and father, Jim. You were so kind, thoughtful, and comforting to me as my husband slipped away 3 months ago and never did I think it would be happening to you, as well. Please remember that God is always near. God keeps his promises so keep the following verse close to your heart–Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” I will be praying for your family. Love, Janet Fisher Olson

  12. Kathy Sullivan Vass says:


    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Peggy Sullivan Harp’s sister from NJ, Kathleen Vass

  13. My heart goes out to my dear friend, Annette, on the tragic loss of your son, and to your family. I am so sad for you all. <3

  14. Tom & Lynn Rourke says:

    Cathy & family,
    There is nothing we can say to display our shock and sadness.We hope to see you all sometime in the coming months.You are in our
    Aunt Mary Lynn & uncle Tom

  15. Tessa Loewen says:

    Dear Cathy, Caroline, Julia and Luke, Mrs. Kaicher and family,
    I so wish I could be there with you. I cherish my memories of Jim as a neighbor and friend, and caring support for me at times. His generosity toward me and my daughter Alissa, and even my dogs, are wonderful memories. When we talked it was always a great experience. I am glad Jim and I got to have a long conversation at New Years this past year. My heart is with you all. I hold you all in Love and Peace. Tessa

  16. Vickie Cockburn says:


    So sorry for your loss, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Vickie Summerton Cockburn

  17. Wm. McGovern says:

    To the Kaicher family:

    I am sorry to hear of your loss, I did not know Jim but worked with Tom on the WPFD.

  18. Lizanne O'Toole and Louis McIntyre says:

    Dear Kaicher Family,

    There are no words. We are so sorry for the loss of Jimmy. You have lost a wonderful man who wore many hats — beloved son, husband, brother, father, friend, neighbor, coworker… Louis and I can vividly recall meeting Jimmy, Cathy and his gorgeous triplets at Mrs. Kaicher’s birthday party a few years ago back in White Plains. Jimmy and his clan had just moved back to NY (Buffalo) and it was a terrific day filled with lots of love. Please know that you are all being carried in prayer and cradled in love by many near and far. Big hug and much love always, The O’Toole McIntyre Clan, White Plains, NY

  19. Nick and Aileen Wolff says:

    To Annette, Matt and the entire Kaicher family. We are so sad to hear of your great loss. Our prayers and love are being sent to you at this time.
    Nick and Aileen Wolff

  20. Nick and Aileen Wolff says:

    God Bless

  21. Bernadette & Christopher Flynn says:

    To the Kaicher Family,

    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this
    trying time at the sudden passing of our beloved cousin,
    Jimmy. He will not be forgotten, and we now have another
    angel in heaven to watch over us and to pray to.

    With love and deepest sympathy,

    Bernadette & Christopher Flynn

  22. John H. Kaicher, M.D. says:


    I am so very sorry for your loss. I’ve communicated with so many of the Kaicher men from Germany; they all seem to pass away at an early age. My brother, Jim (James) passed away last year at age 52. My heart goes out to you and your family.

    John H. Kaicher, M.D.

  23. mark kaicher says:

    it certainly isnt the greatest track record. Which branch of the family are you from? Are you the guy who did the family tree history 30 years ago?

  24. Having the honor of serving with Jim in Central America in the USAF in the early 1980′s, I got to know the man very well as his roommate for almost six months. He left a positive impression on me and I shall never forget the man and his legendary deeds in the Republic of Panama. I owe the man a great debt, because he helped keep me alive with his unconventional sense of humor and his incredible propensity to snub authority. I will never forget you Jim.

  25. dave lefeber says:

    Jim was a great great guy as we shared many a laugh together at Niagara U — Peace Iggy ~

  26. Gregg L. Friedman MD says:

    May he rest in peace. By Gregg L. Friedman MD

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