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In Memory of

James Crane Kellogg

July 2, 1939 - December 31, 2015

Obituary


James C. Kellogg IV
Born in Elizabeth, N.J. on July 2, 1939
Departed on December 31, 2015 and resided in Short Hills, NJ.
Memorial Service: Friday, January 8th, 12:00pm
Short Hills Community Congregational Church
Luncheon:
Friday, January 8th, after the service
Short Hills Club, 144 Highland Avenue

James C. Kellogg, philanthropist and loving husband, father of three children, and grandfather of nine grandchildren, died on Thursday of congestive heart failure, surrounded by his family. He was 76 years old.

Jim was a graduate of The Pingry School, Princeton University,...

James C. Kellogg IV
Born in Elizabeth, N.J. on July 2, 1939
Departed on December 31, 2015 and resided in Short Hills, NJ.
Memorial Service: Friday, January 8th, 12:00pm
Short Hills Community Congregational Church
Luncheon:
Friday, January 8th, after the service
Short Hills Club, 144 Highland Avenue

James C. Kellogg, philanthropist and loving husband, father of three children, and grandfather of nine grandchildren, died on Thursday of congestive heart failure, surrounded by his family. He was 76 years old.

Jim was a graduate of The Pingry School, Princeton University, and Harvard Law School. During his career, he was a partner at the Manhattan law firm Townley & Updike, the President of the Community Foundation of New Jersey, the President of the J.C. Kellogg Foundation, and a valued trustee of many non-profit boards. He was most proud of his philanthropic work in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He cherished the idea of creating opportunities for people from disadvantaged backgrounds to be healthy, learn, and grow.
Jim grew up in Elizabeth, NJ and spent his summers in Bay Head, NJ where he made many friends whom he kept throughout his life. Those friends would gather on a regular basis for couples' dinners and bridge marathons. He looked forward to Romeo lunches, Scorpions bridge, and the Literatti book club, where he always touted the latest political book.
In the past few years, Jim became a Life Master at bridge by participating in ACBL bridge tournaments across the country. He spent his winters at Yeamans Hall in South Carolina. Jim had a deep commitment to public service; he advised and served on the boards of Frost Valley YMCA, Bay Head Chapel, Short Hills Community Congregational Church, Point Pleasant Hospital, the Children's Specialized Hospital, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Meridian Health Systems, Council of Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, Union County College, Bloomfield College, the Prudential Insurance Company, the Trust for Public Land, and the Scholarship Fund for Inner City Children. He also served on the the boards of New Jersey Transit and the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency.
His lifelong passion for philanthropy paled in comparison to his love for his family - his wife, three children, and nine grandchildren. Jim was happiest at family gatherings and loved playing backgammon and gin rummy with his children and grandchildren. Pop Pop's signature backgammon move was to wait for his opponent to admit defeat at which time he would turn the board around and play the losing side, attempting to teach his mentee how to stage a comeback and win! He was active in every aspect of his children's and grandchildren's lives, including attending their school events, and offering advice on and help with work issues.

Jim is survived by his wife, Gail Chambers Kellogg, his children, Jimmy Kellogg, Kate Kellogg, and Elizabeth Kellogg Winterbottom, adoring grandchildren, Emily, Jimmy and Grace Kellogg; Chris and Andrew Kellogg Peeler; Hailey, Francesca, Maile, and Penelope Winterbottom, and his three younger brothers, Peter, Kelly, and Rusty.
A service to celebrate his life will be held Friday, January 8th at 12:00 noon at the Short Hills Community Congregational Church. Immediately following the service, the family invites all attendees to join them for lunch at the Short Hills Club. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville, N.Y.