JAMES NELSON KISE II, FAIA
Portland - Jim Kise, 75, died all too soon at his home in Freeport on December 26th, 2012. He was born May 2nd, 1937 in Trenton, New Jersey to Charles R. and Gladys Mae (Doll) Kise. He is survived by his wife, Sallie Smith, his brother Lee (Germany), four children: Jefferson (California), Curtis (Philadelphia), Susanna (Houston) and Triplett (Freeport), and by three grandchildren: Cassandra, Marguerite and Wesley (California).
A multiple graduate from the University of Pennsylvania (BA, MA, MCP, MFA) he was one of Philadelphia's greatest advocates. He was a principal in the architectural and planning firm of Kise, Straw, and Kalodner. Among other activities he was a Trustee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art for almost 40 years.
Services will be held at the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia in the New Year. Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com to share your condolences, memories and tributes with his family.
Please consider a donation in Jim's memory to: Philadelphia Museum of Art Development Department, PO Box 7646, Philadelphia, PA 19101-7646 or Historic Rittenhouse Town, 206 Lincoln Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19144.