James "Jim" Patrick McKenna

  • Born: January 1, 1942
  • Died: July 5, 2019
  • Location: Burlingame, California

Crosby-N. Gray & Co. - FD-96

2 Park Road
Burlingame, CA 94010

Tel. (650) 342-6617

Tribute & Message From The Family

James Patrick Mckenna
Jan 1, 1942 - July 4, 201
Lost his first fight - to Cancer.
Beloved father, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend. Jim was born in San Francisco, raised in Westlake, and planted his roots in Burlingame.
He worked as a Longshoreman for 37 years. He was a master builder, could fix or build anything. He loved his family, friends , garden, and ice in his beer. We loved his famous barbecued chicken.
A good 'ol Irish boy
with a heart of gold, Jim never missed the opportunity to crack a joke, bringing smiles and laughter to all who had the honor to know him. He will be sorely missed but never ever forgotten.
Friends and family are invited to a memorial service, Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 3:00pm Crosby N.Gray & Co,2 Park Rd, Burlingame.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Best Dad and Grandpa. We miss him so much!

Posted by Kristen McKenna - Santa Rosa, CA - Daughter   August 02, 2020

Gentleman Jim was a special person to me. Any opportunity I had to spent time with I did. I loved every bar stool story from the "Sewer Man" and "This 1 time on the Waterfront"
I'm glad He's not in pain anymore.
He will be greatly missed by many.

Posted by Bryan Mckevitt - South San Fransisco, CA   July 16, 2019

RIP old friend, (60+yrs)
went fast.
greg korinthias

Posted by A friend   July 14, 2019

Jim was a great story teller. He had a sense of humor like no other. Jim would make you smile, he would make you laugh. My nickname for Jim was "Joe Paloka"; he called me "Carl the carrot" It is my joy to have known Jim. He will live on in our memories. Carl & Diane Gromada

Posted by carl gromada - Indio, CA - Friend   July 13, 2019

We will miss your smiling face and great stories! Such a loss to many. Deepest condolences to the family! You were a strong,determined fighter! You gave a good fight. RIP dear friend!!
David and Lynn Rude

Posted by David and Lynn Rude - Rochester, MN - Friend   July 13, 2019


What a great friend and gentle person. Always "Mr. Fix It" who came to our rescue with ladder and drill in hand. We will miss all your stories about family, life on the docks, and your many life experiences, your company and soft spoken sense of humor. Miss you buddy. Tom & Pat DeKarski

Posted by Tom DeKarski - Fountain Valley, CA - Friend   July 11, 2019

Family Album

Community Photos

Tom & Pat celebrating Jim's 76th birthday in the desert
Best Dad and Grandpa. We miss him so much!