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James "Jim" Gordon Kaus

September 14, 1946 - December 16, 2016


Salem – James “Jim” Gordon Kaus passed away peacefully from this world on Friday, December 16, 2016.  Jim was born on September 14, 1946 in Saratoga Springs, NY to Steve and Rose Kaus.  Shortly after graduating from Cardinal Mindszenty High School, Jim enlisted in the United States Navy, where he served from 1967 to 1971.  While on leave, he met and later married the love of his life, Linda.  After moving to Corvallis, Oregon, Jim graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries Biology.  Jim and Linda would later have two sons, Kyle and Kenny.
Jim has a huge heart, and was always willing to do anything he could to help those in need.  A huge fan of sports and the outdoors, Jim was also a youth sports coach, and made a positive impact on the lives of all those he met.  Jim is survived by his two sons, Kyle wife Jordyn and Kerry.
There will be a Celebration of his life at a later date, still yet to be determined.  Assisting the family is Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.
 

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After over 20 years of being friends and neighbors with Jim and his family its hard to find the words to express my sadness of Jim's passing. Boys, If I can be of any help during this time just let me know.