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James “Jim” Webster Krembs died Wednesday, September 2, 2020 after a long illness.

Jim was born August 19, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan to parents Gerhard Anton Krembs and Zilphia Ann (Webster) Krembs. Because Jim’s dad’s job moved the family around, Jim grew up in Bayonne, NJ and in Binghamton, NY. Jim graduated from Central High School in Binghamton, class of 1965. Jim is also a graduate of Hobart College in Geneva, NY with a degree in political science. During his undergraduate college years, Jim took a break from school and joined the Marine Corps. He was a combat veteran of the Vietnam War. After returning to college and finishing his degree, Jim met and married his wife, Nancy (Bishop) Krembs. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Jim earned an MBA degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and worked for 20 years as a hospital administrator in upstate NY and in North Georgia. Jim made a career detour in the 1990″s and decided to go to law school. He graduated from the University of Georgia Law School with a JD degree. Being selected for high achievement, he served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law. Jim loved being a lawyer and he held other Savannah lawyers in high regard, thinking them some of the nicest people he knew. Jim was a member of the Savannah Bar Association and the Catholic Lawyer’s Guild. He was a communicant of the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his dear friend and brother-in-law, Harland Bishop, and his sister-in-law, Terry Tedrow.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy of Savannah and son, Peter Nicholas Krembs of Pittsburgh, PA.; brothers Gerhard A. Krembs (Melanie), Naples, FL and Michael J. Krembs (Nancy), Greene, NY. In addition, Jim is survived by his sisters-in-law who loved him like a brother: Lucinda Gilmartin (Patrick), Buffalo, NY, Kathy Frens (Larry), Wyoming, NY, Lori Marchese (Salvatore), E. Pembroke, NY, and Darlissa Bishop, Phoenix, AZ. Jim is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews whom he loved as well as close friends he loved to entertain with his quick wit and readiness for fun.

A memorial mass for Jim will be held at 10 o’clock Saturday morning, September 25, 2021, at the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist, conducted by the Reverend J. Gerard Schreck.

Remembrances may be made to the Mission of the Social Apostolate of Savannah, P.O. Box 8703, Savannah, GA 31412.

Online Condolences

  1. The Coles says:

    As Jesus holds Jim tightly, fear not, as he is safe in Jesus’ arms. We will miss him here until we reunite in heaven. We are so grateful for our friendship.

  2. Kathy Hoover says:

    Dear Family,
    I cannot express my sorrow for the passing of Jim. What a good man he was. You all are in my prayers as are the people who loved Jim. May you feel peace.

  3. Norma (Rose) Lembach says:

    Dear Nancy,

    Please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of your dear husband, Jim. I pray you and your family find peace in your hearts, as you cherish your memories.

  4. Ginger Shane Hauf says:

    Dear Nancy, so sorry for your loss to you and your family.

  5. Gail (Smith) Tompkins says:

    Dear Nancy,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy and remember “Those we have held in our arms for a little while, we hold in our hearts forever.”


  6. Margaret & Steve Hall says:

    It was with great sadness that we learned of Jim’s illness and passing. Please accept out heartfelt condolences and know that you are in our thoughts At this time.

  7. Bill Breuer says:

    Dear Nan and Family,
    Nancy and I were friends in both high school and college. Though we haven’t seen each other in eons, I still consider her one of my favorite people. I’m in a state of grieving for my daughter who was only 42; so I can only imagine what all of you are going through. I never met Jim. He must have been a great man. I hold all veterans in high esteem as they are people of the highest honor who are seldom recognized. It sounds as if you had a wonderful life together. Remember how fortunate we all are to share this life. Each day we have together is a gift from God. As are our loved ones. May God bless and keep you all In his care at this time. All of us from the Class of 66 wish you peace and please know that we are always with you Nancy.
    Your friend,
    Bill Breuer

  8. Robert and Martha Keber says:

    Dear Nancy,

    We were so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. We will miss his ready smile and kind heart. The loving partnership that the two of you built was special, each supporting the other wholeheartedly. Our prayers are with you and Peter in these difficult days.

    Robert and Martha Keber

  9. Chris Whelan says:

    You were one of a kind and a truly great guy. Mass will not seem the same without seeing you and Nancy there together. May God bless you on your journey, take care my friend.

  10. michael cimineri says:

    Nancy and family, so sorry to hear of your lost. Michael Cimineri

  11. David Epstein says:

    So sorry for your loss Nancy!!
    Jim was always so nice and accommodating!

  12. Steven Treanor says:

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I had the privilege of meeting this cousin at a 2007 family reunion in Wisconsin. He was a very engaging fellow and I was so happy to discover I was related to Jim and Nancy. Condolences to the family.

  13. Linda Adsitt says:

    Dear Nancy and Family,
    I’m very sorry to learn of Jim’s passing.
    My deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Jim made a beautiful difference in your life. He will always be with you because he holds a special place in your heart forever. May your many treasured memories bring you peace and comfort.
    Sending thoughts and prayers. ❤️
    Linda Adsitt
    Class of 66 Friend.

  14. Joanne Dusel says:

    Jim’s wit and delivery were unmatched! My only hope is that God understands it and does not give him a one way ticket to down below!!!! A good man. A wonderful husband and father. A faithful and compassionate friend. He will be missed and remembered.

  15. Tom Amato says:

    While I lived in Savannah for a short while, I became really good friends with Nan and Jim. Jim made me laugh so often with his quick humor. He is one of the few people i say this about but here it is “if you don’t like Jim there is something wrong with you”. Period!!!! Amen!!!! RIP Brother Jim

  16. Marshall Scott says:

    Sorry for your loss.

    Marshall Scott

  17. Cheryl & Frank Sinicrope says:

    Nancy & Peter: I just learned of Jim’s passing this morning, and am so deeply saddened by this. He was such a great man, had a terrific smile and sense of humor, and loved his family dearly. He was so kind to our family and welcoming when we moved to Georgia as well as Nancy. He loved the lake, and it is one of our fondest memories of him. His smile will remain forever. Frank & Cheryl Sinicrope

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