H. James Kuhe, 59, Was Writer and Outdoorsman

H. James (Jim) Kuhe, 59, died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 6, in Avon, Conn.

Born in Tacoma, WA., he was the son of the late Harry and Mary Kuhe and grew up in Greenwich, Conn. He attended Rye Country Day School and went on to graduate from The Hill School in Pottstown, Pa., and then Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y. He also served as a member of the Naval Reserves. After working in advertising in Rochester, N.Y., he moved to Hartford, Conn., to co-found the advertising firm Naftzger & Kuhe. A brilliant creative mind and extraordinary writer, he then went on to co-found Publinks Golfer Magazine.

His passions in life were many. He spent time coaching youth football, pursuing his love for life on the water, fishing, golf, gardening, perfecting his culinary skills and most importantly, devoting time to his family at home in Sunset Farm, West Hartford and West Chop on Martha's Vineyard. He was a member of the Hartford Golf Club, the Manasota Beach Club and the West Chop Club.

Husband, father and friend to all, he will be missed for his generosity, strength, kindness, sense of humor and zest for life.

He is survived by his former wife and closest friend, Rachel, of West Hartford, Conn.; and their three children, Jonathan and his dear friend, Mary, of New York, N.Y.; Tucker and his wife, Caitlin, of Boston, and Abbey of New York, N.Y.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, at St. James Episcopal Church in West Hartford, Conn., followed by a reception at the Hartford Golf Club. Should friends desire, contributions may be made to The Trustees of the Reservation, 572 Essex St., Beverly, MA 01915, in memory of H. James Kuhe, for the benefit of the Cape Pogue and Wasque Wildlife Refuge.