James J. Kogut, Sr.

May 16, 2023 Kennett Square, PA "Good in Every Sense of the Word"

James J. Kogut, Sr., age 65 of Kennett Square, PA, died suddenly and unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, May 16, 2023. He was the loving husband of his beloved wife Eileen Kogut (Anglim), with whom he shared nearly 40 years of marriage and built a beautiful life.

Born in 1957 in Darby, PA, he was the second son of the late Theodore Kogut, Sr. and the late Florence Kogut. He graduated from Penncrest High School in Media, PA where he enjoyed singing in the choir and participating on the swim team. He later enrolled at the Automotive Training Center, which would lead him to an almost 30 year career as a mechanic. Jim later would continue his education receiving a certificate in Computer Software, which allowed him to create his own business that he would own and run until his passing.

Jim loved all of the simple things in life. He loved canoeing down the Brandywine River, DJing family parties, sipping on a highball, playing music on his guitar or piano, and watching the Philadelphia Eagles. He was perfectly content to just be around the people that he loved. Jim treated everyone he met as if they were family and his generosity knew no bounds. He enjoyed going to the beach with his family— floating in the ocean and building sandcastles. He was always the life of the party, typically being the first and last person out on the dance floor. He could fix anything and had every tool under the sun. He was good in every sense of the word, always being there whether you needed a shoulder to cry on or a funny story to make you laugh.

Jim’s biggest passion, however, was undoubtedly his family. He loved to spend his evenings with Eileen, cooking dinner and watching television with their dog, Jojo. He loved to spend his weekends with his children, who he was so immensely proud of. The true joy of his life was being a Pop Pop to his adored Elyse and Declan— reading books, cuddling, and sitting with them on his front porch. He always put his family first and was a constant pillar of strength for them.

Jim is survived by his wife, Eileen; his three sons, Dr. James J. Kogut, Jr. (Katrice), Kyle Kogut (Emily), and Connor Kogut; one daughter, Kathleen Kogut; as well as two grandchildren, Elyse and Declan Kogut; two brothers, Theodore Kogut, Jr. (Helen) and Stephen Kogut (Angie); as well as several nieces and nephews.

You are invited to visit with Jim’s family and friends from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 26 at Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707. A Funeral Mass will follow the next day, Saturday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, 212 Meredith St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. A private burial will follow Mass. All are welcome to join the family to a luncheon after Jim’s services.

We love you, Dad.

Lovingly written by his daughter Kathleen, whom he loved and protected from her first days to his last.

Arrangements by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square, PA.


Calling Hours

May 26, 2023 6:00PM to 8:00PM Chandler Funeral Home
7230 Lancaster Pike
Hockessin, DE 19707

Mass of Christian Burial

May 27, 2023 10:00AM St. Patrick Church
212 Meredith Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348


Private Private


  1. Dear Eileen and Family, Don and I are so sorry for the loss of Jim. We have heard how sweet and kind he was and how he treated everyone like family. May you find comfort in each other during this heartbreaking time. You are all in our thoughts.

    Sheri Legg | May 26, 2023 at 8:53 PM
  2. Eileen and Family,
    Our prayers to you all for God’s comfort during this time. May He hold you up each and every minute of each and every day.
    Love to you all,
    Jeff and Diane Smack

    Jeff Smack | May 26, 2023 at 8:05 PM
  3. Dear Eileen and family,
    We are heartbroken to hear about Jim. What a kind wonderful gentleman. Certain that God has him.
    The Sarno family❤️

    Regina Sarno | May 24, 2023 at 8:05 PM
  4. We are so saddened to hear of Jim’s passing!
    We always enjoyed our “pool times” at Bern and Sara’s. Jim had such a great smile and laugh.
    Huge hugs to all !
    Frank and Beth Conway 💕

    BETH CONWAY | May 24, 2023 at 3:54 PM
  5. Dear Eileen, James, Kyle, Connor and Kathleen. We are deeply saddened by the news of Jim’s sudden passing. My prayers are with you during this difficult time. I’m still in denial that he is no longer with us., Blessings for all of you and may he R I P, we lost a wonderful person

    Ana M Feliciano | May 24, 2023 at 3:07 PM
  6. I am so saddened by the loss of yet another kind hearted, wonderful father, husband, man. I know the pain you are going through and I pray for your comfort and peace in the days, weeks, years to come. My deepest condolences.

    Sandi Passante | May 23, 2023 at 1:22 PM
  7. I had just gotten to know Jim — and what a nice man. We spent time on his beloved front porch chatting about our life experiences when I was picking up and dropping off some laptops just a few weeks ago. We are the same age. He was modest, but proud of all that his children had achieved. I pointed out how he made all that possible for them and complimented him on such accomplishment. It was evident in our conversation that he was completely satisfied with all that he had accomplished in his life. And now, I trust that he rests in complete peace and satisfaction without any regrets. God has blessed Jim. I shall not soon forget him.

    Jeff Capaldi | May 23, 2023 at 11:48 AM
  8. Dear Eileen, James, Kyle, Connor and Kathleen. We are deeply saddened by the news of Jim’s sudden passing.
    Jim was a wonderful man and a deeply devoted husband, father and grandfather.
    The Rivell’s will never forget our scouting adventures and fun times in the KSQ with Jim and your family.
    Sending love, big hugs, peace and prayers for all of you during this most difficult of times. ❤️ The Rivell Family.

    Laura | May 23, 2023 at 8:53 AM
  9. So sorry to hear this! He was such a nice, cheerful guy. Holding all of you in the light.

    Wendy Walker | May 23, 2023 at 8:20 AM
  10. Kogut family, we are so sorry for the sadness you feel. Mr. K was such kind hearted person and a devoted, loving family man. Though it can’t ease your pain of loss, we hope you can find comfort in holding each other close and sharing happy memories.

    Ben and Claudia Simasek | May 22, 2023 at 10:04 PM
  11. Jim and I were so sorry to hear of Jim’s sudden passing.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

    Vicki and Jim Rand | May 22, 2023 at 8:25 PM
  12. I love you, Daddy. Holding on to you forever.

    Kathleena | May 22, 2023 at 5:15 PM

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